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Considering 3 possible sump pump backup solutions

I'm trying to decide on which of three possible paths to take for building a backup system for my two sump pumps. Here's the use case based on a flood event from last year. My property has a high ...
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How to set up lake water pickup for sprinkler system

I live on a lake and have a sprinkler system I would like to fix. A new pump is 350, but I don’t know what setup or how to setup tubing that goes into the lake to suck the water for the pump. Any help ...
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Transfer switch "inline" to well pump as opposed to vicinity of breaker panel

I'm looking to install a generator transfer switch to power the well pump as needed. The question I have comes in due to an unorthodox setup - the breaker for the well pump is in the main panel in the ...
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Can I splice large wire for long runs?

I have a pump that is 350 ft from my house. Here are the specs for the pump: Rated power - P2: 1 HP Main frequency: 60 Hz Rated voltage: 1 x 115 V Maximum current consumption: 8 A Power plug: US ...
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Two pumps pulling water from same source

If I want to pull water with 2 pumps from the same pipe, it is recommended to install check valves so pumps don't interfere with each other when they run at the same time. Basically chat gpt said so :)...
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Sprinkler Valve Chaos Bleed Screws

I've got 2 orbit manifolds with 5 valves each. I had one zone stay on when cycling manually through all other zones. When trying to fix this issue, I noticed that opening the bleed screw on any given ...
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Whistling gas boiler pipes

I have a new boiler in the basement of a 3 floor house (incl basement) and a Grundfos water pump (ups15-58frc), which has 3 speed settings. We moved in 5 months ago and all worked fine but in the last ...
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Can I connect batteries of same voltage but different aH for my sump pump back up batteries?

I found much cheaper AGM deep cycle marine batteries and want to connect these in parallel to my already existing Sumpro set up. (https://www.ionproducts.net/literature/battery-backup-systems/legacy-...
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Sprinkler Pump Outdoor Plug with Relay

We recently bought a home that had a shed, which we removed. The shed housed a run of cable to a sprinkler pump at the back of the property. It also housed the pump start relay. The shed is now gone ...
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How long is it safe to wait for my well pump to gains enough pressure?

I just need to know like how long would it be safe to wait before I should go turn it off as I don't want it to be damaged and I also know that it does need to gain pressure. I opened the valve to ...
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Simplex CONTROLLER for Sewage Pump ==> System / Capability Requirements <==

BACKGROUND AN outdoor Unitron CS21 controller regulates a grinder pump. A liberty grinder pump, 230V 15.6A is not pumping. The sales website indicates the pump requires a control panel wit external ...
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Heat pump failed to work in aux/emergency mode? [closed]

I am selling my house, and the buyers just had the inspection performed. The inspection report showed that “the heat pump failed to work in auxiliary/emergency mode” and needs to be repaired. Can ...
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Correct PEX sizing for dedicated recirculation line between fixtures

I plan on using the TACO 600e3 recirc pump. My dedicated recirculation line is slightly over 100'. The TACO Instruction Sheet (https://www.tacocomfort.com/documents/FileLibrary/006e3_iSheet_102-533....
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Connecting a sump pump to a 4" drain

I am installing a sump pump in my backyard. There already is a 4” PVC drain pipe that runs approximately 120’ to the street and has a 1% downhill slope. Can the 1 1/2” to 2” outlet pipe from the sump ...
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would installing a PVC faucet on the Intake pipe by the edge of the lake, to remove the air from it, would cause issue to water pump at other end

I live in south Florida, and have a water pump that draws water from the lake for irrigation. I changed the intake stop valve in the lake, and tried to prime my pump. It worked fine when I turned it ...
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My crawlspace has 2 chambers and has flooded recently. Do I need 2 sump pumps or can I connect the chambers somehow?

The red line on the picture above is the "division" between the chambers. The entrance to the crawlspace is from the smaller chamber and there's a cutout to the bigger one. The walls on the ...
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How can I prevent a recirc pump from cross-feeding?

I installed this recirc pump on tees between the supply lines. I have another one installed and it works great. For some reason on this install, when I open the cold water line it pulls hot water ...
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What component would likely be squirting water when GE cafe station door switch is activated?

Recently purchased a used Cafe station side by side door ge refrigerator. Unfortunately it came with a few issues that I have been able to sort out. But I can not tell which internal door component is ...
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Is there a good way to allow air into sump pump discharge line to drain quickly?

I'm wondering if there is a way (and if it's recommended) to allow air into the sump pump discharge pipe once the pump shuts off to eliminate vacuum and help water can flow out quickly. Right after ...
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For How Long can a Sump Pump Run Before Damage Occurs?

TL;DR: is a duty cycle where a 1/4 HP submersible sump pump is repeatedly running for [3 minutes pumping wet, 12 seconds pumping dry, 4 minutes off] going to damage the pump appreciably? Long version: ...
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Help with irrigation pump selection

I want to set up a temporary irrigation system in my yard for this summer and maybe the next. I have a dug well (15-16m deep), and already an 800W submersible pump in it, which will fill up a tank ...
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Sump Pump Turn On Height and Cycling [duplicate]

I live in a new home that is 2 years old. During construction the builder put in both interior and exterior drain tiles feeding two sump pits. The area has a high water table at times due to some ...
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Might I have damaged my well pump?

I accidentally left the hose on for 5 hours filling up the horse's trough. When I realized it, water was still flowing from the hose when I turned it off. Water pressure seems ok in the house but I ...
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automatic utility pump for basement [closed]

I am looking for an automatic backup pump to put directly on the floor of my unfinished basement, not in a sump. Is there a pump that will sit on the basement floor and turn on automatically if it ...
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Failing recirculating pump? Only one faucet slow to heat

10 years ago I had professionally installed a recirculating pump (Grundfos UP15-29SU) in our house. Essentially all hot supply lines were replaced by a single loop feeding all the faucets one after ...
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I want to wire two pumps so that one turns off when the other turns on

I have an aerator pump in my septic tank that runs continuously. I want to wire a timed septic pump to the same circuit so that the aerator turns off when the septic pump turns on.
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Trying to control my heating recirc pump Aplha1L Grundfos, with a signal from thermocouple. What connections are used on the pump to connect stat

I can run the system on manually and it works fine but I don't know how to connect the thermocouple to the pump so it's turned on when water hits a certain temperature and gets off when the ...
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No pressure, low volume from submersible well pump

Got a new submersible pump. Brought the old one to a plumber's supply house and got one with the same specs: single phase, 240v 3-wire. I attached the pump to the pipe, connected the wiring, and ...
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Why does my indoor blower shut down 5 min after when I turn to heat mode?

I have a Tempstar Heat pump system and starting this year I went to heat mode. Heat pump comes on along with the indoor blower. 5 min later the indoor blower will turn off but heat pump remains ...
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How do you keep a flexible rubber coupling from popping off?

I have an effluent tank with a 2" pipe to the leach field about 200 feet away, and a 2" sewage pump. I went with a 2" rubber coupling and 2" PVC and check valve mainly to allow ...
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What should be changed in this well-source residential water system to prevent future leaks?

I have a system which has experienced 2 valve housing failures in 6 years. The valves were both 1" brass quarter-turn shutoffs at the entry point into the house for the water supply. After the ...
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Basement Flooding / Sump Pump

Basement flooded over the weekend. The same type of flooding has occurred 3 times in the last 6 years. The sump pump was replaced during the first occurrence. However the problem continues to occur. I ...
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New well pump, and foot valve and suction line

Ok to explain alittle, our well pump went out... I replaced pump... then the foot valve clogged and sucked the suction line flat causing it to fall off... and suck air... I then replaced foot valve ...
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Can abruptly turning the main power switch to a heat pump off while running in cool mode damage the unit?

My heat pump was running on Cool for air conditioning when the power valve outside was switched off. The fan kept running but the cooling element wasn’t working. I noticed the problem when the ...
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Pump well and hot water heater

I have a few questions honestly. I work away on towboats so I'm away from home a lot when things go bad, my fiance contacted me to let me know the hot water heater is leaking in the house and has been ...
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Why is there a small pump on the cold line above my water heater?

Can someone help me understand what I’m looking at and how it works? Between the expansion tank and my water heater is a T that goes to a Y strainer then a small pump and valve. That line runs ...
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Do heat pump water heaters need to connect to outside for any reason?

My roommate is considering a heat pump water heater, but the HOA doesn't allow a lot of connections on the outside of the house, so we were wondering what connections are necessary. I heard it's ...
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(How) can I correctly add a utility sink to this washing machine drain setup?

The Background: Shown here, the lovely setup behind my unfinished-basement washing machine. This was all installed just before we bought the house a few years ago, because the sewer is about a foot ...
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Basement Bathroom water ejector/sump pump running sporadically and bolts stripped

Our basement bathroom has a water ejector/sump pump, as seen here : Basement sump setup I've heard it running every hour today and last night, yet no one has used it. We had a heavy rain on Monday but ...
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What kind of motor is this AC or DC

I need to know what type of pump this is our motor this is is it a AC motor or DC motor
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Pool skimmer doesn't appear to be working. Do I need a stronger pool pump?

Here is a video of the pool pump working at full steam: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xy2wzYSvpXmjv5pM3PqPSNuu558SkGhR/view?usp=sharing It is a 1.85HP Hayward Tristar Variable Speed (https://www....
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Water pump coming on on its own & how do reed switches sense water flow?

I live in a single floor apartment with a cold water tank fed from the mains, above a hot water tank which is fed from above. The outlets from the hot and cold tanks go into a pump and from there to ...
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What are they downsides of composite body circ pumps?

I'm going to be replacing some potable water recirculating pumps and I noticed that the Taco 006e3 appears to be a completely nonmetallic system. This pump's curves fit my needs but I've never used a ...
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What adapters do I need to securely connect a garden hose to this frame in conjunction with the water pump's 1/2" MNPT output?

What I need: A secure way to connect a garden hose to a water pump using lead free adapters and/or connections. The pump output is 1/2" MNPT and is positioned approximately 3"-4" from ...
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Why isn't my new pressure tank filling?

I replaced the pressure tank as the old one wouldn’t hold air. The new one was changed to 38 lbs. so I lowered it to 28 to match the power controller of 30/50. There was low pressure before I change ...
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Can I use 0.5 HP slow speed monoblock for high pressure car cleaning

I have 0.5 HP self priming slow speed monoblock pump which gets the water to overhead water tank. I'm thinking to have a lever to divert the water from pump to high pressure water gun with hose. Is it ...
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Submersible pump starter - choosing the right relay

A few months ago our submersible pump starter stopped working and the local repair shop guy diagnosed it as a relay issue and replaced it. While the starter is working fine since then, my concern ...
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How can reduce swimming pool pump vibration through the ground?

Constant humming noise in my house from my neighbor's swimming pool pump and setup. Its not very loud when standing next to it, but it does generate a humming sound in half of my house (which is about ...
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5hp submersible pump, dual purpose: irrigation and home use

I just had a new 4" open well drilled (Florida) with 5hp submersible pump. The primary use of the well is irrigating 1.5ac property. I also want to use the same well and pump as a backup for our ...
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Borehole pump pressure drops when float valve closes

I have a borehole that is connected to a pressure sensor and an expansion vessel. A pipe runs up a hill to a large holding tank, which has a float valve. I have connected the pressure switch to switch ...
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