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  • Posted in thread: Holy sump pump cycle on 07-23-2015 at 03:20 PM
    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
    house, ma...

  • Posted in thread: Septic tank tablets on 07-23-2015 at 03:10 PM
    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
    bacteria. B...

  • Posted in thread: Water pump constantly runs on 07-21-2015 at 06:42 PM
    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 impo...

  • Posted in thread: water pressure questions on 07-14-2015 at 05:39 PM
    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 insi...

  • Posted in thread: Water pump constantly runs on 07-11-2015 at 02:35 PM
    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 je...

  • Posted in thread: Water pump constantly runs on 07-10-2015 at 01:22 PM
    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?

  • Posted in thread: Pressure Regulating Valve on 07-04-2015 at 05:28 PM
    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
    backward...

  • Posted in thread: Head of a pump under pressure on 07-02-2015 at 03:53 PM
    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
    coming bac...

  • Posted in thread: Using softener bypass valve to add harness back in on 06-29-2015 at 04:33 PM
    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 water was....

  • Posted in thread: Using softener bypass valve to add harness back in on 06-29-2015 at 12:41 PM
    I have a Fleck 7000sxt 48k grain softener that I installed myself with only sprinklers and
    outside hose bibs on hard water. My city water is about 20 gpg with 1ppm iron, I agree, calcium
    and magnesiu...

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Posted: 
January 20, 2015  •  02:40 PM
Not really a Plumber. Just a Pump and Well guy.
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