Booster Pump is cycling please help

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  1. Jul 30, 2012 #41

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    Try opening it with the 2003 excel, I changed it to that version for you.
     
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    That works. I have everything in except the serial # on the Wives gun. I haven't tackled the pictures yet, but I don't think that will be a problem. I see where you can insert a hyperlink to the pic and back. I assume that's how you did it. Excel has never been the most user friendly program I have ever used, but I have managed to muddle my way through a few things that I had to do. You make it look too easy!!!
     
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    I've been using Excel for a lot of thing for the last ten or so years.

    It really is a neat program and can do almost anything you tell it to.
     
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    Oh sure... If you know WHAT to tell it! And where, and when and all that other stuff.
     
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    Need buffer tank so u can set pumps to give you more than 68 and keep extra pressure reserved. Pumps will not short cycle if you do this
     
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    the walrus pump has a spring adjustment screw. I called the manufacturer and they walked me through how to adjust it so the pump does not cycle on and off. The pump needs a minimum pressure of 26psi to kick on according to the liternature, but mine kicks on around 38psi, so I guess the liternature is not that good.
    This pump was around $300 shipped. The pipe fittings and such probabably added antoher $200. I know can take a nice shower upstairs. I really like the pump.

    So the problem is solved.
     
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    I need pictures. Walrus pump??? That's a new one on me.
     
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    Whole house filters are a joke.

    I don't know why you have a pressure reducing valve on the suction line going into the pump (at least I think that's the suction). If anything it should be on the discharge side to adjust the operating pressure of the entire system once the booster pump is running.

    Instead of a pressure switch to operate the booster pump, a flow switch would be a much better idea. When water flows, the pump runs and the reducing valve keeps the pressure at a set point. Flow stops, so does the booster pump.

    Problem solved.
     

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