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Post by The Postman on Thu Feb 12, 2015 11:37 am

I have the  paddle float switch with the ball in the tinaco for turning on the water pump when the water is low. This switch needs to be replaced about every 2 years because they get waterlogged or any other reason possible. My question is there a better switch  or way to send the turn on and off message to the pump?
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Post by sparks on Thu Feb 12, 2015 12:57 pm

Don't know what you have but mine look like these. Sealed plastic

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Post by Gamina on Thu Feb 12, 2015 2:15 pm

Me, too, and at least 5 years old.
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Post by The Postman on Thu Feb 12, 2015 6:18 pm

That is what mine looks like. I have put in two in the last 3 years. Something is not right so I had better look past the switch. Must be something else causing the problem.
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Post by CanuckBob on Thu Feb 12, 2015 7:22 pm

Probably getting fried from voltage spikes or a ground fault. Maybe try putting a regulator in that circuit?
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Post by sparks on Thu Feb 12, 2015 7:23 pm

A switch either works or it doesn't .... so what else could it be.

Mine are disconnected because they would be used so seldom I want to know my pump is not frozen/stuck or lost prime. I can plug the pump into AUTO or MANUAL so it's mostly unplugged
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