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Is a shop-vac adequate for discarding the greenish water on top of the pool cover?

My pool has the winter cover on. The water underneath, I am hoping, is clean. But the water on top of the cover is quite dirty. What kind of pump should I use for discarding this water before opening ...
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What is the simplest ,most cost effective way to hook up 2 different wells to my house water system?

I would like to hook up 2 wells and 2 pumps to my house water system. I have one well already connected to my pressure tank. The other 1 inch water line was cut off when we dug the second well. It ...
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Sewage pump issue

Today I was in my basement and it smelled like sewage really bad. When I flushed the basement toilet it had a lot of air push back up into it and into the shower drain too. Like it gurgled a lot. I ...
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Hot Water Pump Too Sensitive to Cold Water Pressure

I use a hot water pump for my shower (it is not a combi boiler). The pressure and temperature are excellent on taps but when I switch it to the shower it is fine for a minute and then starts getting ...
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Loud noises coming from my sump pump

We moved into our house a few years back, and just now the sump pump started to make loud rattling noise when running. It is as if someone is banging on the pipes with a large piece of metal. I have ...
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Soundproofing a Door with a Shower Pump Behind It

I have a small room in which a shower pump is located. This room is only separated from the rest of the house by a wooden door. The shower pump is located on top of some sort of vibration dampening ...
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Dishwasher drip tray (de)calcification?

Recently, my dishwasher (Whirlpool ADG 9999M, about 10--15yo) stopped working with some standard error. After getting the manuals, I decided to inspect the drip tray: it was full of water. I ...
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How to make a Priming Manifold on top of my pool pump lid

I have been thinking about making something like this for a while to help me prime the pool pump at the beginning of the season. Today I found a picture of exactly what I am thinking about. Can you ...
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Well water pressure

A month ago had the well pump replaced because we had no water. The plumber said our pump went bad. It was about 20 years old. They told us then that our well depth was 225. We have slowly been ...
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Ground Water in Sewage Basin hole

I am installing a sewage ejector pit and pump in basement, hole is dug and I piped the inlet pvc for the toilet and sink. I did not have time to backfill or concrete. The next morning I woke up to ...
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Water pump and pipe size for maximum water intake?

Each floor is 12 feet in height. I already have the pump (Centrifugal Regenerative Self Priming 1HP Peripheral Type, Self Priming - 180sec At 3m STATIC SUCTION LIFT) and would like to know which is ...
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What is the proper way to bring power to this pump?

I purchased this pump to transfer water from a holding tank in a self remodeled travel trailer up to the sink. The pump is an "on demand" style where it will pump pressure in the water line up against ...
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Line Expansion Submersible pump

Is it possible to take a regular submersible pump with a garden hose-sized line, and introduce it into a larger diameter line so that I may pull larger material from the water source? I'm thinking of ...
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Water heater drain pan pump capacity needs?

In the event of water heater failure, I'm considering installing a water heater pan with drain pump per this answer. How can I determine the necessary pump rate? According to the Insurance ...
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Flow rate for a small garden waterfall

I would like to build a really small (~1.5 x 1.5 m2) alpine garden with a water stream in my garden. There is already a plastic pond there, 0.35 m deep and 0.6 m in diameter, from the previous owners, ...
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Tiny House Sewer System Advice - Automatic Sewage Pump or Macerator Pump

I'm in the process of doing some landscaping and want to run some electrical / plumbing for a future house (building next summer). The plan right now is to have a storage tank behind or below the ...
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Correct oil type for domestic power-washer pump

I have a low-cost domestic power-washer / power-hose with swash-plate style 3-piston pump. The pump oil level has dropped (probably due to split o-ring) and I need to top up. The oil is not specified ...
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What are typical power use, pressure, and volume for domestic dishwasher pumps

I have just replace my dishwasher. The walls (plastic) had a crack running the length of all 3 sides. It's given us 15 year's service, so it has paid it's dues. When I pulled it it was still ...
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On demand Hot water pump not working

I have this water pump which is supposed to work like the following: Turn hot water faucet on for a second then close That will tell the flow control (yellow thing on the pump image) to turn the ...
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Central Heating water system HELP

I have one pump at my central system at home on the line returning to the boiler, the pump is [Grundfos ups 32-80 180], i have no problem in the boiler itself and the water reaches the temperature set ...
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Well pump exceeds normal pressure

The pressure gauge on our pump (which brings in water from our well) seems to be having troubles. The gauge is not supposed to go above 45. Usually, when the gauge reads 40 the pump will turn off. ...
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Is it necessary to replace a hot tub pump if its seal has a leak?

I have a hot tub that is leaking from the pump seal (this was diagnosed by a hot tub tech). They gave me a quote for replacing the pump, which unfortunately is going to require some re-plumbing of ...
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Can you have more than one pump system running off of the same cistern tank?

Basically can you tap into an existing supply line with a separate pump and pressure tank with out losing prime on either?
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Spa/hot tub A/C pump hums, but does not run

When I turn on the power to my hot tub at the breaker, I can hear the relays closing and the pump hums for a short while, but it doesn't turn. I recently drained and filled my hot tub. After ...
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Why is my sewage ejector pump running so long?

I have a bathroom in the basement. The sewage collects in a pit with an ejector pump and is then pumped up to a pipe which feeds into the main sewage pipe that goes out of the house (see diagram). ...
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How can I remote control a switch for a pool pump?

I want to be able to start and stop two pool pumps by remote control, independently. Each one works at 220V, 1 kW (i.e. around 5A, expect a current spike when starting.) Do you know an off the shelf ...
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How to maintain a Saniflo waste water macerator pump?

A few years back, I installed a Saniflo pump to service a basement toilet + shower. Putting it in was a lot of fun, but I've always been worried about having it break. So every once in a while I try ...
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Disconnecting pool pump housing from piping

The impeller on the housing for my pool pump sprung a leak and so I'm trying to replace it. I have the replacement housing, but I'm having trouble removing the old housing. The housing is thread ...
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What type of water pump is also a valve (e.g. will resist head pressure when off)?

Many pumps, when turned off, will still pass water. If there's any pressure at all upstream of the pump, the impeller will turn and water will leak through in the forward direction. To prevent ...
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Should I try to repair an A/C condensate pump that has suddenly started getting real noisy?

So my Little Giant Condensate pump suddenly started getting real noisy when it kicked on. I pulled the cap off the unit and the water sure is dirty in there. I have done nothing with the unit in the ...
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Does the head of a pump depend on pipe diameter?

I understand that the head of a pump is the distance water can be moved upwards. This page mentions a few things the head depends on, but does not mention pipe diameter. So since it seems logical to ...
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Excessive Water Running Alert (Left the Hose On)

We are designing a rain water collection system involving 27,500 gallons of tank storage that will serve to replace a dried up well for the whole house needs. Accidentally leaving a hose running ...
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Diagnosing loud pool pump motor

The other day I noticed the pump motor for the pop-ups on our pool was louder than usual. There wasn't anything I could attribute this to such as the motor overheating, and the onset wasn't gradual - ...
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Is it common to have a pressure shut off for Jet Water Pumps?

I'm looking at installing a pump for a domestic water supply with a pressure tank. I'd like to be able to determine if a pump will shut off once it has reached pressure. I've seen several pumps ...
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What is this part of the well pump/tank called, and how can I fix it?

I just replaced the pressure switch on a home water system. I primed the pump and pressure built up and water came out. Water was dirty at first but it was clearing up (it hadn't been run for a ...
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How can I use a 12VDC bilge pump with an Intermatic timer for pond circulation?

I have built a small rock water feature using a 12V bilge pump as the circulator. I purchased an Intermatic 12V light timer/transformer to power the pump. There are two connection terminals on the ...
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Sprinkler pump cycles

My sprinkler motor, a Gould JL10N casing cracked over the winter. I replaced it along with a few gaskets while I had the motor open. I had to re-do some PVC areas & all is leak free. However, ...
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What fails in a centrifugal pump when it runs dry?

A 3/4 HP 10 GPM shallow well pump for irrigation ran dry for a couple hours due to a technical failure where a feeding valve mounted at the pump inlet blew out of its hole. All the water being pumped ...
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Correct piping for summer water supply outdoors?

I have a summer cottage, which is not used in winter, when the temperatures can drop to -20C (-4F) and lower. Currently for water supply there is some existing ~7-9m (29ft) driven well (I hope ...
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Turning water pump power switch on and off, is it problematic?

The issue: My expensive Grundfos water pump (used in kitchen sink) is broken. Basic troubleshooting seems to indicate that the switch (XGC2-88) which is triggered by a floating device is broken. ...
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How should I remove the water from my pool cover?

Winter is finally over, and it's time to remove the cover from my above ground pool. However, snow and rain have left quite a bit of water on the cover. I see three options Pull the cover off, ...
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Rain water collection barrel pump

I have a rain water collection barrel attached to a section of my gutter. I have a simple sediment filter attached to the barrel as the water is used inside a studio for a air chiller. I want to ...
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Which type of pump is appropraite for my well?

My well is 250ft deep with a 6 inch bore. Water yield is moderate and starts from 115ft. My house is a three story building. What kind of pump would be appropriate for this application? I am confused ...
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Plumbing - two cold water pressure tanks, both with bladders - low flow second floor

The house we bought has two blue cold water pressure tanks, both with bladders, and the system is set for cut-in at 50 and cut-out at 70. We noticed a tiny pinhole leak in a tee connection close to ...
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Can I use diaphragm accumulators to maintain consistent water pressure?

This is needed for a place where there's a high pressure water but not always available.
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What pump for a pond where sediment keeps restricting flow?

We have a pond with a fountain fed by a closed centrifugal pump. The fountain looks great... for 30 minutes. When its turned on, the pump sucks up sediment suspended in the water, and deposits it ...
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How does a boiler pump circulate water?

I read this article (link) but I'm having trouble seeing how a tiny impeller like this (link) can actually move water up my seven-story building. I understand it's connected to an electric motor, ...
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Why don't my Radiators get hot?

When I turn on my heat, the pump attached to the boiler comes on but the pipes don't get hot and the radiators never do either. I've bled them and believe they are hot water radiators (since there ...
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How can I remove the condensate pump from a Miele dryer?

I can't figure out how to remove the condensate pump of a Miele tumbler dryer. The pump is locate at the center bottom at the back of the dryer. I can shift it back and forth a bit, but don't see any ...
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Circulator (grundfos or willo) vs water pump

Can a circulator that is usually used in hydronic heating systems be used to improve free water flow, coming from a tank? Can it replace a pump. Pressure on the outlet of the pump is not important, ...