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the pressure switch finally kicks on, what causes this? I put more air in the tank but it didn't seem to help any. Do I just need to put a new pressure switch on? I think the new ones are factory set so I could just place a new switch on and not worry about any adjustments. But is a simple adjustment all I need on the old pressure switch?
 

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The pressure switch usually has a decal inside of the cover that tells which of the screws does what, its been so long since I adjusted one I do not remember about it.
 

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It depends on what kind of presure swith you have. On a squar D the small screw on the left is the preaure cut on and the large screw in the midle is the preaure for cut off.
 

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You have one of two problems!
The bottom fitting (pipe nipple) on the pressure switch is full of rust and needs cleaned
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Your bladder tank if you have one has too much air in it. The pressure is to be 2 PSI BELOW the cut in pressure of the pressure switch.
 

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Third one: The bladder in the pressure tank is toast.
 
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Thanks everyone, I bought a new pressure switch and a new nipple just in case. I didn't think to drain the water out of the lines before proceeding with the exchange. I unscrewed the pressure switch off first and to my amazement the small nipple was jammed packed full of rust. I took a screwdriver and wittled around inside the nipple trying to break loose the rust when all of a sudden it looked like the Yellowstone park geysers. I wettedly hurriedly placed the old pressure switch back on and thought to myself "Man, I better go drain the lines out first!"

After drainning the lines out I then replaced both the nipple and the pressure switch and turned the power back on. Now have great water pressure! :baby04:

Once again thanks everyone.
 
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