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Forum: General Discussion 08-28-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 350
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Good training on Dad's part, both girls have...

Good training on Dad's part, both girls have their finger off the triggers!
Forum: General Plumbing Help 08-26-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 146
Posted By speedbump
If it's a bladder tank, you will need a new one...

If it's a bladder tank, you will need a new one unless you plan on pumping it up all the time.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 08-24-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 196
Posted By speedbump
Were you planning on softening the hot water...

Were you planning on softening the hot water only? If not, the softener should be installed in the cold water pipe before it splits off to the heater.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 08-22-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 344
Posted By speedbump
Think about it like this. The entire system is...

Think about it like this. The entire system is pressurized all the time, so if you had a leak, water would leak out, but air certainly can't leak in against water pressure pushing outward. So...
Forum: Pumps and Wells 08-22-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 156
Posted By speedbump
OK, gotcha, that's what we used to call basement...

OK, gotcha, that's what we used to call basement well pits.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 08-21-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 183
Posted By speedbump
Is this a double sink?

Is this a double sink?
Forum: Pumps and Wells 08-21-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 156
Posted By speedbump
I'm trying to visualize this in my head. Can...

I'm trying to visualize this in my head. Can your guy actually get to the well casing to undo pipes and bolts etc through that little hole?
Forum: Plumbing Products 08-20-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 195
Posted By speedbump
Ok, your pitch just sounded a lot like the owner...

Ok, your pitch just sounded a lot like the owner of Leak Defender when he started out.

Good luck, sounds like your on to something.
Forum: Plumbing Products 08-19-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 195
Posted By speedbump
Your not the inventor of the leak defender?

Your not the inventor of the leak defender?
Forum: Plumbing Products 08-19-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 195
Posted By speedbump
Is this the new Leak Defender?

Is this the new Leak Defender?
Forum: General Plumbing Help 08-19-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 220
Posted By speedbump
That could backfire. Selling a home with...

That could backfire. Selling a home with existing problems can come back and bite you.
Forum: Pumps and Wells 08-15-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 130
Posted By speedbump
What other tests were done? You should also test...

What other tests were done? You should also test for hardness and iron. Sulfur doesn't need to be tested for, just use your nose.

Generally if you have a low PH here, it's because they are...
Forum: Pumps and Wells 08-10-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 241
Posted By speedbump
I would lean more toward the holes in the pipe. ...

I would lean more toward the holes in the pipe. More than likely where the two dissimilar metals come together - at the pump. The threads are probably eaten through. Your also doing a lot of...
Forum: Pumps and Wells 08-10-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 105
Posted By speedbump
Are you saying your going to try to lift water...

Are you saying your going to try to lift water with a sewage pump (3") in a 300 gallon tank? If it would work, that pump should empty that tank in less than two minutes. Sewage/sump pumps are not...
Forum: Pumps and Wells 08-07-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 163
Posted By speedbump
It's hard to tell in your pictures, but that...

It's hard to tell in your pictures, but that looks like a flange on top of your steel casing.

I agree with using it as is. If someday in the future it starts pumping sand, you can always add the...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 07-23-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 209
Posted By speedbump
The bigger the swing of the float, the better. ...

The bigger the swing of the float, the better. The higher the water level in the pit, the less the pump will cycle.

If I had your problem, I would be looking at putting well points around the...
Forum: Septic Tanks 07-23-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 148
Posted By speedbump
You can throw yeast into the toilet. That is...

You can throw yeast into the toilet. That is about as good as any store bought products.

The big thing is not to put a lot of cleaners containing bleach or anything else that would kill the...
Forum: Pumps and Wells 07-21-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 372
Posted By speedbump
The ejector (jet) is down in the well. It hangs...

The ejector (jet) is down in the well. It hangs on either 1" or 1-1/4" pipe in 2" and 3" wells and hangs on two pipes down a 4" or larger well. If it's a two inch or three inch, it can be next to...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 07-14-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By speedbump
The pipe coming out of the ground is probably the...

The pipe coming out of the ground is probably the feed from the street. I would either take the PRV apart or get another one. That one is probably plugged up. Most of them have a very fine screen...
Forum: Pumps and Wells 07-11-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 372
Posted By speedbump
It could be junk in one of the impeller volutes,...

It could be junk in one of the impeller volutes, but generally when one of those plug, the jet would plug also. If that tube in the yard is 3" or 4" below the top pipe (roughly 5' doen) replace the...
Forum: Pumps and Wells 07-10-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 372
Posted By speedbump
Tell us about the pump, the well. Is it a deep...

Tell us about the pump, the well. Is it a deep or shallow well hookup? Did you mean the well is underground and the pump is in the basement or crawl?

What brand pump?
Forum: General Plumbing Help 07-04-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 160
Posted By speedbump
Could you have installed it backwards? I'm...

Could you have installed it backwards?

I'm not up on pressure reducing valves as much as I am on constant pressure valves which have a small bypass in them. I'm not sure a PRV can be installed...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 07-02-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 123
Posted By speedbump
That's a thought provoking question. It...

That's a thought provoking question.

It would seem to me that just like pool pumps that pump up to solar panels push the weight of the water up to the panel, but then the weight of the water...
Forum: Water Heaters and Softeners 06-29-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 354
Posted By speedbump
If it was orange, you've got iron. I think...

If it was orange, you've got iron.

I think when we were kids most of us thought nothing about drinking from the garden hose. But back then we didn't have people telling us how bad for us our...
Forum: Water Heaters and Softeners 06-29-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 354
Posted By speedbump
I agree, calcium and magnesium are good for us. ...

I agree, calcium and magnesium are good for us. Years ago people would put an extra faucet on the sink just for drinking and cooking water. RO water is even worse for you to drink.

I have never...
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