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Old 10-11-2018, 07:54 PM   #21
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i also have a 5 gallon expansion tank, from home home depoe, the directions say 2 Lbs less than the turn on pressure, so i put 18Lbs in it, also cut the wires that go to the pump motor switch, i [yrs ago] installed a Square D well pump switch, on at 20, off at 40 Lbs, works great! replace one every 10+ yrs...cost abt $15 at any hardware store! always keep a spare onboard. very positive starting/stoping...clyde

Did the same for my on/off. THe switch can be seen in my photo. The first lasted about 18 yrs. I installed a diode across the + & _ on the motor side.
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