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Can I tie into current outlet for waste pump?

I added a waste pump in our basement to transfer sewage and am needing to add an outlet. I'm wanting to know if I can tie into an the existing outlet for the sump pump? Or does it need to be on it's ...
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Can a sump or pool pump be used in shallow water (less than 3 inches)?

I have an issue with rainfall running into the back of my my property and into my house through patio doors. Would a sump pump start at 2-3 inches of water stopping it from entering my home. When this ...
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What shouldn’t be dumped into a basement dump sink?

We have a dump sink in the basement that uses a pump system, much like a closed sump-pump, to force the water up into our main drain out of the house. Because the pump system holds a bit of water ...
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How high to set sump pump switch

So, we live in an area that is pretty wet. Sump pump runs all the time and frequently. Interestingly, heavy rain does not seem to change the amount of flow. It is pretty steady. What I noticed ...
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Water pressure builds up slower then normal

We had no water for about three days due to a leaking valve, but after we fixed the valve and start the pump the pressure tank takes more then 10 minutes to fill up(usually it’s less then a minute). ...
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Pressure pump runs every 5 seconds but moves no water

In our building we have a large water tank located on the ground floor and a pump (this one: https://www.pedrollo.com/public/allegati/DG%20PED_EN_50Hz.pdf ) that feeds water to the smaller tanks (one ...
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GFCI won’t turn on

I’m replacing the 1pole breaker at the main panel with a GFCI. This feeds a boat house (underground) that has sub panel with two breakers, one for an irrigation pump the other for lights and a ...
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What are the two white plugs on a Zoeller sump pump used for

I've done the trouble-shooting for stoppage of my Zoeller (M53). I un-did screws on both top switch-housing and the lower housing where motor-coil is visible (with a 10uF white capacitor about size ...
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Well kicks off after just one cycle

My well will pressure up to 50lbs and turn off when not in use. When I turn on a water line it will cycle once or maybe twice in between 30-50 like it's supposed to. At some point after it moves past ...
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Can I gain AC efficiency by spraying condensate water on the outdoor coils?

Recently, I was working from the basement and I noticed tonnes of condensate water going down the drain, and thought I might re-use it to improve the efficiency of my home AC system. So I put a ...
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How to fix this powerwasher water pump?

The device was out for repair last year. When it got back, we simply stashed it in the garage for winter. Trying to make use of it today, I find a loose hose, labeled "REWIN VAPOR LINE". One ...
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Dishwasher not draining and emitting a weird sound

I have a 5 years-old Whirlpool WDT910SSYM3 dishwasher and very recently it stopped draining at the end of the washing cycle. Every time I tried to make it drain, it emits a weird and unusual crackling ...
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Changed breaker to GFCI now it's always tripping... 😣

I noticed my pond aerator was connected with a standard breaker and swapped it out for a GFCI breaker. Now, when connected to the circuit, it always trips. When disconnected it does not trip. My ...
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How to pump gases? (not compress them, nor create vacuum, just pump) [closed]

I have a container that is not hermetically sealed. It is filled with a certain gas/vapor: gaseous water (steam). I want to pump the gas/vapor outside, to the atmosphere. I have 2 questions: 1- What ...
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Help! Condensate pump is so loud and working when minisplit is off

Help! New homeowner here. We have a carrier minisplit in our bedroom, which works well. We live in a rowhouse (so two brick walls on the side), so a condensate pump is used to pump water onto the roof ...
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Will my plan work to temporarily power an irrigation pump?

Parents are rebuilding a house and we need to keep running the irrigation pump to keep the 2 acres of St. Augustine grass alive. The pump is 5HP single phase Starite DSeries DMG) and the manual says ...
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pond pump humming, but water keeps flowing

I have a pond pump TidalWave PAF-25SV which started humming very loud, although it keeps on pumping water as before. So I took it out of the basket, removed the intake screen, cleaned up any debris (...
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Drain pump on dishwasher running backwards

I have a GE GDT665SFN0DS dishwasher and the other day it stopped pumping out the drain. I checked for debris and clogs, nothing. I did notice that when I ran it without the filter and screen installed ...
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How to further troubleshoot a problem with my condensate pump?

During a recent trip to be basement I noticed that the floor was wet under my condensate pump. This pump collects the water from my water heater but it's powered through my boiler. There was a lot of ...
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double pole breaker trips all the time

First of all, I have a dumb question: does this white double pole breaker offer 20A or 40A (20A+20A as labeled) in total? This double pole breaker controls both pool pump and washer (washing machine). ...
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macerating toilet installation with 4x90 degrees

I have a saniflo compact elite "temporary" or macerating toilet, and it was installed with 4x90 degree connectors on the way to the wall drain where a laundry machine once was used. Is this ...
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How to plumb aquaponics systems that are far apart?

I am setting up an aquaponics system. There is one large basin for plants (left) and one large basin for fish (right). The basin for plants is filled with rocks and is about 2" higher than the ...
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Trane heat pump compressor and outside fan do not start after being idle

Trane 4dcy4060a in heat mode, after being idle for a while the thermostat calls for heat - the indoor fan starts but the compressor and outside fan do not. initially (a couple months ago) i could ...
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Concern with whirlpool tub pump drainage

I am having a whirlpool tub installed by a plumber. This is the tub. We purchased it with an upgraded pump, specifically this one. It came from the factory looking like this: The pump is mounted at ...
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Submersible water pump pressure

I'm terribly new at this and have no idea what I'm doing so please do bear with me. I have a submersible pump that I want to use in a small rainwater tank to water my garden either through your ...
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Can we set up 2 water pumps such that they never run simultaneously?

We are planning to install 2 water pumps, with 2 overhead tanks. Water outflow of these tanks will be different, so the pumps will mostly run at different times. Pumps are triggered based on water ...
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Smelly House Water

We have 2 concrete tanks 15,000 each. The first seems to catch the sediment the second I can easily see the bottom and only has a few insects at the bottom. It is at least 2.5m deep. Both tanks a full....
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New submersible water pump has rust

I installed a submersible water pump in our drinking water cistern less than six months ago and today when I looked at it, I noticed it has significant amounts of rust close to the housing divisions. ...
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Why will my well pressure not go above 40 PSI even when I hold the pressure switch closed?

My well is probably 200' deep and is about 50' from the house. I have no idea what the pump HP is. I have tried different pressure switches and adjusted them up / down but I can never get more than ...
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Three different well pumps not working but have power

We bought a 1hp shallow well jet pump (Everbilt) a couple months ago to move water from a cistern to use in various places on the farm. It stopped working all of a sudden a week ago. Test meter says ~...
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What could cause a water pressure dip at the cut in pressure?

I am consistently seeing/feeling a pressure drop just before the pump kicks in to refill the Pressure tank. I am on a well with a diaphragm pressure tank. I have drained the system and verified the ...
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Pool Pump not working, gives overcurrent error, no sound whatsoever

Our pool pump stopped working about a week ago. Inspecting it more closely, it's an "Intelliflo 4 160". It has a small control panel with some LED's - when I press the "start" ...
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Can I extend my sump pump outlet and dig it down in the ground?

I attached an image of what I want, but essentially the water pools 6 feet from the house and ends up creating a swampy area for my dog to run though right out side the door. Can I add a 45 degree and ...
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Comapatibility with dedicated hot water recirculation plumbing

Can this Watts Premier hot water recirculating pump (0955800) be connected to a dedicated plumbing (already intalled in the house) that recirculates water back directly to the tank and does not go ...
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Grundfos Alpha pump shows 0 GPM but consumes power and heating works?

I have some heating zones which run off a Grundfos Alpha pump which is set to the "auto" mode. Heating seems to work fine - rooms heat up normally and this doesn't seem to take an unusually ...
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Basketball doesn't get pumped [closed]

I have a new basketball, I have owned it just several months. When trying to inflate it with the pump, it feels like it gets inflated and deflated at the same time, so I either end up with less ...
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Dishwasher drains with drain line detached, but not into the drain line itself

I have a Whirlpool dishwasher (model # W10632077A) that has been a problem from the day we moved into this apartment. It's never cleaned dishes properly, and now it's suddenly stopped draining. The ...
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Installing hot water recirculating pump on a tankless water heater

I'm trying to see if I can install a hot water recirculating pump on my current setup. My understanding is that the pump sits just before the hot water line that goes into the building, but since ...
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What is this strange valve/trap from my boiler to condensate pump?

I have a condensate pump attached to a valiant combi boiler with the usual pvc pipe turning into it (removed in picture, but works fine going into the point behind the copper pipe here), with the also ...
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Is there a Plastic Barb to PVC Pipe pipe fitting?

I'm using this Diaphragm Pump that I bought online for a certain project, and I want to attach the inlet and outlets of this diaphragm pump to a PVC pipe. I think that Barb Outlets are supposed to be ...
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How does a water mains booster pump work? Isn't the flow rate solely determined by what reaches the property in the first place?

When getting quotes for a boiler replacement, we've been recommended to install a mains booster pump (e.g., Salamander HomeBoost). We live in a 3rd story UK flat and currently get a dismal 5 l/min ...
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Heat pump operation when cold question

this morning it was 23 degrees F. The indoor unit was on and delivering heat. I looked out at my outdoor unit and the fan was not running but the compressor was. I panicked and pulled the quick ...
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Samsung Dishwasher is not spraying

I have a Samsung DW80K5050US its not that old and under used. The water flows in from the side to the base The water gets hot The water Won't Spray or move or jet or anything Then the water gets ...
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Storing an Old Sump or Ejector Pump for Later Use

I recently replaced my functioning, but of unknown age, ejector pump. After washing it, I'd now like to store it so that it could be pulled out in case of an emergency. I'm considering putting it in a ...
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150 psi dual pump pressure switch issue

I have this pump (12v dc dual 150psi diaphragm pump). As you can see it has a built in pressure switch which I have disconnected because it does not pump water at all if it is connected - it turns on ...
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Pressure tank to support half of house

Presently i dont use any pump because 18psi water from water company is ok for basic and even shower. But i need more pressure for some rooms. My house GI pipes are rusty and I heard increasing the ...
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Drain Hose - Reverse Water Pressure in Standby

I have 5 drain hoses from various appliances (dishwasher, laundry washer, AC condensate, water softener, water filter) that all have the standard regulated air gap to a sink. I imagine drain pumps on ...
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Where to put whole house sediment filters

I have a 1 horsepower water pump and 42 gallon pressure tank connected to the water company and house. Where am I supposed to insert the 3 pcs of 20" slim filters shown below. Should it before ...
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Do I drain my washing machine pump for long term winter storage?

I'm putting my washing machine into storage for 10+ months in a garage that is not insulated and will experience sub-freezing temperatures for multiple months. The question is: should I drain the pump ...
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How long a horizontal run will a condensate pump support?

I have the model 21786 condensate pump described below. The specs say it can push the water up 16' using a 3/8" PVC pipe. Does this mean it will do it in any possible direction (my case 8' to the ...

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