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Forum: Water Heaters and Softeners 10-19-2014, 03:33 PM
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Posted By speedbump
Brine tanks always look like that. NO problem.

Brine tanks always look like that. NO problem.
Forum: Water Heaters and Softeners 10-19-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 44
Posted By speedbump
If your planning on buying the unit from big box...

If your planning on buying the unit from big box and having someone install it, your probably not going to be happy with the results. Most of us won't install stuff bought somewhere else. Too many...
Forum: Water Heaters and Softeners 10-18-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 176
Posted By speedbump
There may be many reasons why your softener isn't...

There may be many reasons why your softener isn't working, but bypassing it won't help that; and if your going away on a trip, if nobody is using water in the house, it won't matter if you have a...
Forum: Water Heaters and Softeners 10-10-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 156
Posted By speedbump
Can I get an AMEN?

Can I get an AMEN?
Forum: Water Heaters and Softeners 10-09-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 156
Posted By speedbump
No, it's snake oil!

No, it's snake oil!
Forum: General Plumbing Help 09-26-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 462
Posted By speedbump
My suggestion is thin wall 160 psi PVC. It has a...

My suggestion is thin wall 160 psi PVC. It has a larger inside diameter than SCH 40 has a much larger ID than CPVC. It is more flexible making it possible to turn corners without the use of...
Forum: Pumps and Wells 09-19-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 457
Posted By speedbump
When I go to the sink to prepare a meal or wash...

When I go to the sink to prepare a meal or wash dishes, I turn the faucet on and off many times. When I brush my teeth, I turn the faucets on and off several times. So with a much bigger tank, I...
Forum: Pumps and Wells 09-17-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 457
Posted By speedbump
The CSV is a good product and does save motors,...

The CSV is a good product and does save motors, but I'm still convinced that a larger tank used with a CSV will further reduce cycles. I have always said that with tanks "Bigger is always better". ...
Forum: Pumps and Wells 09-17-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 146
Posted By speedbump
If it's a 1/2hp and you get power on only one...

If it's a 1/2hp and you get power on only one wire, that could mean it's 115 volts. If it's a 1hp like you think that would indicate no power getting to the dead line and there is no 230 volts to...
Forum: Pumps and Wells 09-15-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 260
Posted By speedbump
Goulds does make deep well jet pumps as well as...

Goulds does make deep well jet pumps as well as shallow well. But I don't know about Grundfos. I've never seen a deep well jet by them.

I've never tried the bobber method, but a heavy lead sinker...
Forum: Pumps and Wells 09-15-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 201
Posted By speedbump
I think someone's smoking some funny stuff. ...

I think someone's smoking some funny stuff. Booster pumps boost pressure, but can't boost volume much at all.
Forum: Pumps and Wells 09-14-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 201
Posted By speedbump
It could be anybody's pump. End suction pumps...

It could be anybody's pump. End suction pumps all look alike. They are used for boosting pressure not pulling from a well or pond. They are extremely hard to get primed. What are you using it...
Forum: Pumps and Wells 09-14-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 260
Posted By speedbump
I am in the Pump Business and sell a couple of...

I am in the Pump Business and sell a couple of brands. I have been selling the Betta Flo from National Pump Co. (Used to be Georgia Pacific until bought out) They have always been a good pump and...
Forum: Pumps and Wells 09-02-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 354
Posted By speedbump
That is my experience with Self Primers but not...

That is my experience with Self Primers but not Jet pumps.
Forum: Pumps and Wells 08-30-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 354
Posted By speedbump
When the pump is making more pressure it is...

When the pump is making more pressure it is pulling less amps using less electricity. The constant pressure valve does the same thing.

When that well goes, you are looking at knocking in another...
Forum: Pumps and Wells 08-28-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 354
Posted By speedbump
You don't need a constant pressure valve with a...

You don't need a constant pressure valve with a shallow well jet pump. Just adjust the pressure up a little so the pump doesn't cycle while your using water.

I would still be looking to replumb...
Forum: Pumps and Wells 08-28-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 140
Posted By speedbump
I think you have answered your question. The...

I think you have answered your question. The angle is too great and the pipes just won't bend in that short of a distance. You could re plumb it somehow to make things easier, or maybe go to PVC at...
Forum: Pumps and Wells 08-28-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 354
Posted By speedbump
The fact that galvanized tanks last forever isn't...

The fact that galvanized tanks last forever isn't so true anymore. They have gone up in price and the quality has gone down a lot. I have seen them rust through in less than 7 years.
Forum: Pumps and Wells 08-26-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 354
Posted By speedbump
You should probably find out where the air is...

You should probably find out where the air is coming from and fix the leak. You can't find air leaks easily if at all, but you could re plumb the suction line with the fewest fittings possible and...
Forum: General Plumbing Help 08-18-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 267
Posted By speedbump
Do you have any filtration? Softeners and those...

Do you have any filtration? Softeners and those useless inline filters can plug causing the problem your having.
Forum: General Plumbing Help 08-12-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 208
Posted By speedbump
I have never heard of a softener having a...

I have never heard of a softener having a membrane. They do have one or two screens, generally made of plastic to keep the mineral in the tank. The main one is in the bottom of the softener tank...
Forum: Pumps and Wells 08-10-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 399
Posted By speedbump
Like everyone else it has one year from date of...

Like everyone else it has one year from date of sale or 1.5 years from build date. Yes it is the SEI motor. It's a beast.
Forum: Pumps and Wells 08-09-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 399
Posted By speedbump
Everyone seems to think Goulds pumps are the best...

Everyone seems to think Goulds pumps are the best pump since sliced bread. I say they aren't any better than any other name brand (Wayne, Flotec, Water Ace etc excluded) but they always had an AO...
Forum: Pumps and Wells 08-09-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 399
Posted By speedbump
The Betta Flo SW series is a very good pump and...

The Betta Flo SW series is a very good pump and so is the new Goulds knockoff pump I'm selling. The pump itself is exactly like the Goulds and all parts are interchangeable. The motor on that pump...
Forum: Pumps and Wells 08-08-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 399
Posted By speedbump
Tait was a great pump. If you go with a Wayne,...

Tait was a great pump. If you go with a Wayne, you will be getting about 10% of the quality of the Tait. Sure Wayne's are cheap, but that word works for price and quality.

I sold Taits up until...
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