DN Staff

January 13, 2003

2 Min Read
Steve Often Wondered What It Was Like to Be a Fish

But then he realized he didn't like water. His fish, however, do. One problem: The pump for the well that supplies water to his home runs even when the pressure fails to build up, posing the risk of pumping the well dry. To guarantee a steady water supply, Steve designed a control device that shuts down the pump under extreme low pressure.

For Steve Dean's complete instructions on how to build your own Water Pump Control Systems, go to: http://www.manufacturing.net/dn/index.asp?layout=siteInfoWebzine&view=Detail&doc_id=110627

Water Pump Control System Parts List

Amt

Part Description

Allied Part #

1

Enclosures

806-1630

2

Relays

850-0138

2

Relay sockets

850-1923

1

Pressure switch

611-8022

1

Indicator light, red

749-9765

1

Indicator light, white

749-9766

Other supplies: Solenoid-operated gate valve, 10 ft of 12 gauge wire

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