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A gate valve does not have a "washer set". The valve in the photo appears to be a globe valve. I agree with your plumber that a globe valve is proper in that place. A gate valve or ball valve is intended to be seldom closed, usually to empty out pipes for winter exposure or to repair the plumbing. If you must operate a valve often, as part of your ...


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Besides the suggestions above some things you might try: Oxygenation: a small pump set up in the tank pumping the water into the air gap above water float level you have or an air pump pumping air into the water might help with some of the issues. The pump can be placed on a timer to cut down the electrical expense. Refreshing the water on a regular basis. ...


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Based on your picture: Copper pipe in concrete; a problem. Copper pipe connected to galvanized iron pipe (evidently) without a dielectric union; a problem. Electrical ground connected to the galvanized iron pipe, not the copper pipe; likely also a problem, and would be a problem for the grounding if there was a dielectric union. It is just possible that ...


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You could probably use a shutoff like this one as a temporary solution. If it's still "temporary" when you winterize, I would remove it then. Edit to add why it's temporary (as requested via comment). Why is it a temporary solution? Its a quick way to stop the leak, but doesn't take freezing cycles into account. Outdoor valves are typically "frost ...


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For a given volume of water per second, the two 32mm pipes will have a lower pressure loss than the single 40mm pipe. Using the head loss calculator at http://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/hazen-williams-water-d_797.html, and assuming you're using PVC pipe, I found the following pressure losses. Each line gives the flow rate, the loss for a single 40mm pipe, ...


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Yes, You have neglected to show how any particular sized water softener would fit onto a shelf table size of 15" x 20"; let alone get it into that space. Also you will need a riser on the softener side of the P-Trap that you have shown there. Seems to me that there will also need to be a guaranteed airgap between softener drain line and P-Trap riser. If ...


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You should treat it like a (small) swimming pool. Maintain the free available chlorine (FAC) level between 1 - 3 parts per million (PPM). PPM is basically the same as milligrams per liter. So for 8000 liters you need 8 - 24 grams of chlorine. I would use calcium hypochorite powder/granules, which is commonly 65% Ca(ClO)2 by weight; so you will need 12.3 - 36....


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Turn off the main supply and connect the supply line(s) to the faucet. You will need a brass tee, crimps, and the connector for the pipe to the faucet, and some pipe. If you want to use a silcock instead of a sink, you still need to attach it to something. I would start there (build something to hold the silcock), and attach the pipe to it once I figured ...


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It has not been winterized properly. Enersol FAQs have some great tips regarding "removable end-caps on the roof" that need to be opened. EnerSol FAQs


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Since this is for a "not for drinking", unfiltered, untreated, non-potable water storage tank. It seems your goal is just to reduce the levels of bacteria/fungi/algae in the water. If you can get the interior water temperature over 50 deg C, you start killing off the stuff living in the water. With 40 deg C in the shade, it sounds like you have lots of ...


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A lot depends upon whether you live where it can freeze. If you do then you want to bury the pipe from the house to the stock tank in the ground at a depth sufficient to prevent freezing. Then you want to use a frost-free farm or yard hydrant type valve to join with the buried water line and bring the water service up to the working level above the ground. ...


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Turn off your house main, while fixing this. It would behoove you to plan this when no other household members need water. And prepare to do it quickly. I recently had a similar problem, but my house shutoffs didn't work either. I had to call a plumber, who called the town, and shut off the water to my house at the street, while the plumber replaced both ...


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Even though you are not drinking this water, you are using it for showers and for washing dishes - so it probably needs to be treated nearly as seriously as drinking water. The main methods are filtration, treatment with floculants, thermal treatment and chlorination. Chlorination is a widely used method. Chlorine is present in most disinfected drinking-...


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I am an amateur but it looks to me like it just needs an O ring and new plastic ring like the video below shows. under kitchen sink diagram http://static.ddmcdn.com/gif/how-to-repair-a-spray-hose-1.jpg looks like it needs an "O" ring and silicone grease. http://citykitchensseattle.com/tag/kitchen-faucets-leaking-at-base I had no experience at all and ...



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