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Forum: General Plumbing Help Yesterday, 01:25 PM
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Did you use smaller pipe somewhere? What did you...

Did you use smaller pipe somewhere? What did you add that you didn't have before the new tank install? What did you do with the fitting for the air control?
Forum: General Plumbing Help Yesterday, 01:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 68
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I don't know if they are still available, but...

I don't know if they are still available, but they used to be called steamers.
Forum: Water Heaters and Softeners 03-28-2015, 08:28 PM
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Posted By speedbump
Is the water soft? Does soap lather easily? ...

Is the water soft? Does soap lather easily? Some brine tanks work on a set of floats which can keep the water level higher than others. Some brine tanks have a float mechanism that keeps the tank...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 03-28-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 265
Posted By speedbump
After doing all the things the guys have...

After doing all the things the guys have mentioned here already. My Wife and I discovered that the flies were coming in through a bad wax ring. Replaced the ring and bye bye flies.

You being...
Forum: Pumps and Wells 03-28-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 88
Posted By speedbump
What is your casing? Steel (galvanized or black)...

What is your casing? Steel (galvanized or black) or PVC?

The reason your filter filled up quicker is that more sulfur was knocked off the pipes for some reason. Now if the material is sand, that...
Forum: Pumps and Wells 03-27-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 88
Posted By speedbump
No matter where the pump is, it will still lift...

No matter where the pump is, it will still lift whatever is in the water near or above the water source.

Lots of people call mineral buildup; sediment. Black water is normally a sign that you...
Forum: Pumps and Wells 03-23-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 109
Posted By speedbump
The thing to try to find out is whether or not...

The thing to try to find out is whether or not his well is a screened well or a rock well. If it's a screened well, the screen is most likely plugged and needs to be acid treated. Nu Well tablets...
Forum: Pumps and Wells 03-22-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 109
Posted By speedbump
If it's a jet pump, this shouldn't be happening...

If it's a jet pump, this shouldn't be happening if it is properly set up. If it's a Submersible pump, probably like Matt30 said, it's a low yield well. Geesh, it's bad enough to have salty water,...
Forum: Pumps and Wells 03-20-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 103
Posted By speedbump
If your idea is to get the water to go into a...

If your idea is to get the water to go into a sump pit outside the house and below the footing; you would be better off installing well points around the home and attach them all to a pump. Putting...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 03-20-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 121
Posted By speedbump
Your pressure isn't going to be so good. Each...

Your pressure isn't going to be so good. Each vertical foot below the water level in the tank will be good for .433 pounds.
Forum: Pumps and Wells 03-20-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 193
Posted By speedbump
First of all understand that tanks don't make...

First of all understand that tanks don't make pressure, they simply store water at the same pressure as your plumbing. That loop in your garage is designed for a water softener.

A tank that would...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 03-19-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 161
Posted By speedbump
And that's a fact!

And that's a fact!
Forum: Pumps and Wells 03-19-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 193
Posted By speedbump
Along with the check valve you could put a ball...

Along with the check valve you could put a ball valve in line to keep the tank full until needed. Like the other guys said you will need a large bladder tank. The largest one sold is the Zilmet...
Forum: Pumps and Wells 03-19-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 83
Posted By speedbump
You didn't give us the pump brand, whether you...

You didn't give us the pump brand, whether you have PVC, Poly or Galvanized drop pipe or where the tank and switch is in relation to this well head. Is the valve your referring to after the tank?
Forum: General Plumbing Help 03-18-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 153
Posted By speedbump
You could buy one from me, but like I said I...

You could buy one from me, but like I said I can't beat their pricing. Mine with a 9 X 48 tank would be $545.96
Forum: General Plumbing Help 03-18-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 161
Posted By speedbump
Isn't it amazing how that happens??? I...

Isn't it amazing how that happens???

I honestly don't know how the city gets the black out of well water. Not to say that all well water has sulfur, but a lot do. Here we have county water, all...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 03-18-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 161
Posted By speedbump
That sure looks a lot like sulfur. It's not...

That sure looks a lot like sulfur. It's not harmful, but it sure doesn't look nice. Apparently your municipality is using well water and they aren't getting the sulfur out. Lots of wells have...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 03-18-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 153
Posted By speedbump
Whatever size you think will work best for you is...

Whatever size you think will work best for you is the right choice. When you order, make sure to get a bypass for the head. And the other recommendation I have is to go with Clack instead of Fleck....
Forum: Pumps and Wells 03-18-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 202
Posted By speedbump
The best solution would be a backwashing filter. ...

The best solution would be a backwashing filter. It could be a simple sand filter or a water softener. It would trap the gunk and the gunk would be backwashed out. And your water could be softened...
Forum: Pumps and Wells 03-17-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 202
Posted By speedbump
I don't have any use for inline filters like the...

I don't have any use for inline filters like the one you gave the link to. It would help us if you can show us what your slime looks like. Also, what was your water analysis?
Forum: General Plumbing Help 03-10-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 203
Posted By speedbump
Wow, they don't mess around when they do a water...

Wow, they don't mess around when they do a water test. I wouldn't worry about the water as far as contamination goes. The black could be simply some form of Algae that has formed on the inside of...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 03-10-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 203
Posted By speedbump
Are you on city water or on a well? Do you have...

Are you on city water or on a well? Do you have any filtration, or have you ever had your water tested?
Forum: General Plumbing Help 03-07-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 128
Posted By speedbump
Your link didn't work. On the pressure...

Your link didn't work.

On the pressure side of the pump you can use anything you want, but on the suction side, air is the enemy and cam locks even though they hold water quite well, they might...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 03-06-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 190
Posted By speedbump
It is normal if your have sulfur which many wells...

It is normal if your have sulfur which many wells do. The sulfur may not be bad enough that you can smell the gas, but it can still coat pipes. Dropping the pressure and allowing a little air get...
Forum: Plumbing Building Code 03-03-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 90
Posted By speedbump
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How about that; a Gibber on the Forum. I'm in Riverview, I'll bet we both shop at the...
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