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Square D #fsg2j24 40/60 Psi Pressure Switch
40/60 PSI Standard Pressure Switch, 1/4" - 18 NPSF Internal Thread Opening, For Electrically Driven Water Pumps.
Square D #FSG2J24 40/60 PSI Pressure Switch
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24 of 26 found the following review helpful:
READ THISJun 17, 2013
This is the same old tried-and-true Square-D pressure-switch that has reliably trudged along, doing it's job, in millions of well-houses and basements all over the world, completely taken for granted until the water quits coming.
There is absolutely no good reason for this switch to be close to the well-pump or pressure-tank; so long as it is screwed into the water system anywhere convenient, it will do it's job.
Residing in a drafty poorly heated well-house, having such a tiny water-line connected to it, the presure-switch is the first component to slush-up and freeze solid, long before the larger water-lines even think about freezing.
This is no longer a problem when the switch resides in a warm area.
A reliable gauge should be visible in close proximity to the pressure-switch.
Many times, there is nothing wrong with the switch itself, but crud has collected within the little pipe-nipple that screws into the switch and seals off the flow of water that tells the switch what to do.
Instead of having to evacuate the system, add a ball-cut-off valve where the pressure-switch line connects to the system; thus, one can close the valve, screw off the switch, and clear the crud from the line; a brass-bristle shot-gun brush works good for this.
Instead of hard-wiring the switch straight to the stiff solid copper wires, terminate the HOT wire coming from the breaker-box in a wall-box receptacle of the appropriate type, 220V or 110V.
Using a flexible stranded cord with the appropriate MALE plug, attach it to the terminals of the switch via ring-terminals.
A second flexible cord with a FEMALE plug on the switch side and a MALE plug on the well-pump side will take care of the switched side of the pressure-switch.
Equipped thus, it is a simple matter to un-plug the cords, rendering the switch safe to work on, and service/adjust the switch or un-screw it from the water-line, without the hassle of un-wiring and re-wiring the stiff wires.
My new switch came pre-set to 40/60 PSI.
Two full turns clock-wise yielded 50/70 PSI
Thanks for reading.
12 of 12 found the following review helpful:
Good name, works greatSep 19, 2012
By Jay Repko
I have well water in a 22 year old house. Old switch kept cycling on and off. Plus sometimes it wouldn't turn on, so I thought this switch was bad. I turned off the main power switch, drained the pressure. I found there was sand and rust in the small pipe this switch was attached. I cleaned out the rust and sand which was the real problem. I installed this switch because it was new and also because of it's higher turn off pressure at 60#. I would recommend.
5 of 5 found the following review helpful:
excellent well pump controllerOct 31, 2012
By Cat lover
Adjustable cut in and cut out set points allow you to increase pressure. Unit is well made in Mexico. Good price from Amazon.
3 of 3 found the following review helpful:
Its a switchAug 07, 2012
By Donna Gregory
Took all of 5 mins to replace ,much better then the no name unit from the big box home stores and the same price as the no name but a good Square D unit
5 of 6 found the following review helpful:
Perfect replacement.Oct 27, 2012
By W. Thain
This was exactly the switch and preset as indicated thast I needed. The total cost was also less than going to the local Lowes and buying the imported junk they are currently stocking. Even their own reviews indicate that what they have is poor quality and unreliable.
That said, this Square D seems to be excellent quality and shipped fast. I would purchase this again if needed vice trying to buy locally.
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