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How can I get it to close fully? The plastic handle is expendable. It will break long before the valve spindle. This is good. I would use an indelible pen (sharpie) to mark the maximum angle it turns, then wiggle it back and forth vigorously a few hundred times and see if it is improving. If so - continue, if not - stop. The black tap handle is ...


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The Barrow filter is intended for installing in a computer liquid cooling system. As such it is off-topic here. It is not suitable for installing into a household water supply pipe. The other device probably performs no useful function but it is meant to be placed in a perforated canister that you drop into a bottle of water and shake before drinking the ...


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I have seen this with washer less faucets. The pressure drop causes them to drip especially if they are older. A set of new seals and possibly springs may tighten it enough to stop the drip, The big box stores Cary kits with different sizes some times they are color coded to size, there are at least 3 different sizes that I can remember, or you could pull ...


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There could be several reasons for this to occur. The first thing I would do is install a new pressure gauge. From your description, even though the pump is running it does not sound like it is "primed". If pressure is built in the pump when you pull the "prime plug" the water would be shooting out of there. The best way to prime a jet pump is to install ...


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You will want to be very careful about installing and changing things on the property since you are not the property owner. If it comes down to needing to have individual water meters at each unit the best thing would be to work out an agreement with the owner to switch over to actual usage billing. Part of the negotiation process could be agreement that ...


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It's a matter of degree. As the pressure tank discharges, the water pressure will go down. When the pressure goes below a certain threshold, a pressure switch will turn on the pump, and the tank will start filling and raising the pressure. When the pressure goes above a different threshold, the switch will turn off the pump and the pressure should be ...


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The only real answer can be "as long as it takes". There are so many variables that affect how easily the water will evaporate that you can't predict. Could be hours in some situations, could be months in others. You need to figure out how to measure how much water is left. You might consider buying a moisture content meter; there are ones with pins that ...


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no it will not - carbon filters are incapable of filtering radon from water or air


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You need at least the same flow rate out of the hose that the pressure washer uses. look at the GPM (Gallons per minute). With the hose on the roof, run the hose wide open for a minute or 2 so you will have the true flow rate. Then fill a bucket and time how long it takes divide by the size of the bucket if your unit uses 2.5 gallons per minute, a 1 gallon ...


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If you're only worried about the water heater, then you can turn it off and drain it. Shut off the gas You should see a gas pipe connected to the unit. It will likely either be rigid black pipe, or flexible yellow pipe. Follow that pipe until you find the shutoff valve. It should be a quarter-turn ball valve, so you'll only have to turn it a quarter turn ...


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It sounds like you have really hard water. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hard_water This means that the water has a lot of dissolved minerals in it. These minerals cannot be removed with a filter and actually tend to clog filters and shower heads. You can buy certain soaps and detergents that claim to work better with hard water but their effect is not as ...


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I would replace the entire sillcock (also called a stopcock, outdoor faucet, hose faucet, or spigot), because it looks like you lost the handle, too; in which case you should watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lj_nTbIWzfI, Or if you really intend to repair it, try this instead: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cALQ3PR7k30 Edit- One ...


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If the subsurface is well-drained, there should be no surface water. You can fix the problem by installing draining tiles under the patio. Are you a Caymanian?


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To achieve the maximum flow keep your pump at ground level. With a 1/2" slightly pressurized intake it may help to put 3/4" out put to the water tank but much larger would probably be a waste of $. Make sure to have water in the pump at all times the shaft seals are usually ceramic with no water they overheat and crack. This would be another reason to keep ...


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As long as the attached timer is shut off and no water is flowing the pressure in the water line will be no different than what it would be when the spigot is turned off. You water bill will reflect how much water that you actually use. The only way it could go up astronomically would be if the timer broke off the spigot or failed in an open mode where ...



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