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Posted on Wednesday, February 23, 2022 by

Learn How to Check and Adjust A Pressure Tank

If you have your own water well system you probably have a pressure tank. It is important to check it every so often to ensure that it is functioning properly. Note: It is important to turn off all power to the system and drain the system of any water pressure prior to checking your tank. You will depressurize your system by turning off the breaker to the pump and opening a faucet in your home. Leave the breaker off until you complete your check of the tank. Adjustments to a new tank should be...

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Posted on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 by

Product Spotlight - AFS Simplex Dual Mode 120-240 Volt Pump Control Panel for Timed or Demand Dose Applications

The Automated Flow Systems AFSCPS120/240DM Simplex, Dual Mode, Dual Voltage control panel is designed to control one 120/208/240V single phase pump in water and sewage installations. It features a digital backlit LCD display on the inside of the front cover for programming pump control and system monitoring, including: float status, elapsed time pump run, cycle counter, alarm counts (high water/power fail), float error count, auxiliary alarm counter, timer override count (TD only), on/off time...

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Posted on Wednesday, February 9, 2022 by

How to Prime a Jet Pump

Priming a jet pump is crucial for proper operation. Without first priming, the pump will not work properly. Priming is simply getting your pump ready to move water by making sure that the suction pipe and the casing of the pump are full of water. Running a pump that is not primed can cause serious damage to the pump. 1. Make sure that the electrical breaker is turned off. 2. Locate the priming location. Ideally, we would recommend a tee installed vertically coming out of the discharge at the...

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Posted on Wednesday, February 2, 2022 by

Product Spotlight - AFS Single Phase Simplex Electromechanical Pump Control Panel

The Automated Flow Systems AFSCPS120/240 Simplex Dual Voltage control panel is designed to control one 120/208/240V single phase pump in water and sewage installations. Features Electromechanical ControlDemand Dosing120-240 Volts Single PhaseTwo-Wire Pumps up to 20 FLaSimplified WiringLockable NEMA 4X EnclosurePower Relay Silences Contactor Hammer to Allow for Additional Mounting Options Applications Residential and Light Commercial Simplex Wastewater Pumping ApplicationsReservoir Pump Up and...

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Posted on Friday, January 28, 2022 by

Troubleshooting Jet Pump: Noisy Pump (Cavitation)

Cavitation is usually suspected when there is a loud noise in the pump. It is often described as a loud grinding noise or gravel in the pump. Cavitation is the formation of bubbles or cavities in liquid that are created at low pressure. It is the result of a drop in pressure of liquid moving through the eye of the pump’s impeller. What is the cause of cavitation? Low Water Level. The water level has possibly dropped down near the foot valve. Pay attention to this after sprinklers running...

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