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This article describes using a cycle stop valve or similar device as a cure for well pump short cycling - too frequent turning on and off of the water pump.
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According to manufacturer Cycle-Stop Valves, Inc.
In residential applications served by wells and pumps with modest water flow rates (under 10 gpm), when filling a bath tub or running multiple plumbing fixtures at once, the water flow in the building will exceed the pump's capacity, and the flow rate is limited to the pumping rate that the pump itself can provide. In such installations, we aren't sure that a Cycle-Stop valve will be of much benefit to the equipment.
The company describes residential applications at http://www.cyclestopvalves.com/homeowners_1.html and says that their valve will reduce the well pump on-off cycling rate.
But in applications served by a submersible well pump capable of higher pumping rates, and provided that the well flow rate also supports a higher water flow rate, the CSV may indeed be of benefit to consumers. We recommend that you discuss the details of your well and pump equipment with the company before ordering a product.
If your well pump is short cycling, before fixing the problem with a Cycle-stop type valve, be sure that you don't have a more serious underlying problem with the equipment - see WATER PUMP SHORT CYCLING for details.
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