CSV125: Installation Instructions

Please read all instructions before beginning installation

Step 1

Be sure that the well has been pumped clean before any valve installations. It is also important that all lines including the pump be flushed clean of debris. Pipe dope or trash pumped into the valve can make the CSV fail. Turn off power to pump and drain system. This model will vent water over time. We do not recommend indoor installations for this reason. This product creates back pressure, that is how it works. Back pressure is determined by the pump you are using. Be sure your piping between the pump and the Cycle Stop Valve is rated for that pressure.

Step 2

The CSV (Cycle Stop Valve) should be installed downstream of the pump on the pump side of the pressure tank / pressure switch. Everything pumped needs to go through the CSV before it goes anywhere else. Any and all water outlets have to be downstream of the CSV valve. Flow direction is indicated by an arrow → on the side of the valve.

Note: This model is designed to hold weight. It can be installed/hung inside the well and can be submerged as well. It should be installed as close to the well surface as possible. PSI loss begins where the valve is installed, so for example, if installed 15' below surface, translates to a 7 PSI loss of pressure before reaching the surface. So, choose a higher pressure valve is this is the case. If using a pitless adapter, install 2 to 3 feet below the pitless to allow the valve to center. This allows for tee offs between the well head and the pressure tank such as a frost free hydrant at the well.

Step 3

Model CSV125 should be hand tightened using Teflon tape on threaded ends. Four to seven wraps of Teflon tape is usually sufficient. DO NOT USE PIPE DOPE as it can run into the valve works or damage the valve body. WARRANTY WILL BE VOIDED IF PIPE DOPE IS USED. All connections should be water tight.

Step 4

The pressure tank should be installed on a tee or tank cross. It should be installed downstream of the of the CSV1. Pressure switch and other controls must be installed as close to the tank as possible. Precharge pressure in the tank should be 3-5 PSI lower than pressure switch start point. Pressure switch shut off pressure must be higher than the Cycle Stop Valve pressure. How much higher depends on your pressure tank size. The smaller the tank, the closer the cut in pressure and CSV pressure should be...the larger the tank, the closer the cut out pressure and CSV pressure should be. But, cut out pressure always has to be higher than the CSV pressure.

Step 5

The CSV125-1 model will have a 1 gpm pressure tank refill rate (Recommended for 2HP and smaller). The CSV125-3 will have a 3 gpm pressure tank refill rate (Recommended for 3 HP to 5 HP). When using the CSV125-1 model, the minimum pressure tank drawdown should be at least 1 gallon. When using the CSV125-3 model, the minimum pressure tank drawdown should be at least 3 gallons. You can always use a larger pressure tank if needed, as every situation is different. But, your pump will be protected from excessive cycle with the minimum tanks recommend.

Installation diagram

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