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Sump pump stops working

I purchased and installed a Zoeller some pump approximately five weeks ago. It worked great for one month and not a drop of water the basement. It has recently stopped working in the evenings and end ...
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Depressurized pressure tank - how to pressurize again

We have a freshwater bore and I recently replaced the very old pump with a 1hp Pentax pump and Trevoli 18 litre pressure tank system. For reasons I won't go into, the pressure tank has lost its ...
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Ejector Pit Pump Choice

For finishing our basement bathroom and kitchen, can anybody help me choose an ejector pump to put in--what to consider, what's most important when trying to decide which to buy--size of solids it ...
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Is it reasonable to convert a general purpose motor and pump for a sump pump?

TLDR: I have a 120V 1/4 HP general purpose motor with pump head attached (with female threaded connections for input and output). Could I keep this pump/motor above ground and run PVC from the pump ...
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How can I fill a wheelbarrow tire when the bead is gapped away from the rim?

I have this wheelbarrow with tubeless tire, I had to replace it with the new one, however I don't see how to pump it! The tire is quite stiff, and it was tricky to put it on the rim, but now it looks ...
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Can Someone Help Me Identify This Switch?

I have a Swaby 5200 pump in my home, and I am hoping that someone out there might be able to suggest a replacement switch part number – or at least point me in the right direction. Pump model: 5200 ...
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Dishwasher drain pump and circuitry diagnostics

Dishwasher is not draining. Error code "d02" on display on start of cycle. No sound from the drain pump. Has lived and operated near Paris for some years, with hard water. "pompe de vidange" - French ...
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Is there an easy way to switch from rain water to mains?

The rain water pump keeps turning on and off every few minutes. It’s loud and annoying. I’ve fiddled with the unit and can’t see any leaks so I just want to shut it off and switch to the mains but ...
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Kenmore 500 series washer won't drain

I took the pump off and nothing is lodged but it spins. The washer will agitate and put fresh water in but if I cancel the cycle, it switches to drain any water and it clicks real loud then buzzes or ...
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Can I wire a Pump Start Relay to an outdoor GFCI outlet?

I have an existing outdoor GFCI outlet. Can I wire a pump relay to the existing outlet, and put another GFCI outlet after the relay? The goal is to have the second outlet only powered when the relay ...
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Basement Bathroom Rough-In

Say you hire a plumber to do an entire basement bathroom rough-in. If they break up the basement slab to put in an ejection pump and pipes, is it considered normal for them to patch the slab up when ...
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Where to install a water conditioner?

I want to install a water conditioner for the purpose of minimizing the sticking of minerals to the faucets and a shower glass. From what I read a catalytic water conditioner will do the job. I will ...
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Running ice machine with broken drain pump as gravity-drained

I was given a Kitchenaid under-counter ice machine that was not working and among its issues is a broken drain pump. Before I invest in the other parts, will the machine operate ok if I remove the ...
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Condensate pumps for mini-split system within attic; is this the best location?

We had a Gree mini-split system installed in our condo located in the SF Bay Area in 2016. Since the location of the 3 units (both bedrooms and living room) are not mounted on external walls, ...
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Double water pump relay

Here is my dilemma. I have two water wells; consequently, I have two deep well pumps. Presently I have a relay set up to switch wells each time the pressure switch requires water. They are labeled #1 ...
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Connecting well to home using water hose

I had a new well pump installed they used 1 inch tubing and connected it to my 3/4 water lines....it has popped all my joints and flooded my back yard. Had to shut power off to the pump and stop all ...
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Dishwasher armature and linkage/ shaft seal replacement

Over the weekend, I replaced a shaft seal on the drain valve of a GE dishwasher. Good news: no more leak. Bad news: now the armature and linkage pops out of the socket during the cycle and won't go ...
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Basement sewage ejector fed by upstairs bathrooms - try to re-plumb drain line or live with it?

Our townhouse has a sewage ejector pump in the basement since the main sewer drain line is above the basement plumbing fixtures (bathroom & washing machine). Someone (prior to us) did some ...
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Overhead water tank need to fill and drain by single piping system

I want to fill an overhead tank from bottom pipe as well keep the same pipe as drain pipe, tank cap 300ltr what should be the capacity of the pump?
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Submersible well pump trips breaker

I am working on a house that sat vacant for a few years. The pressure tank had a leak on the bottom from rust. So a new tank was installed along with new pressure switch 30/50 and gauge etc. There was ...
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Can a dishwasher be installed 8 feet from sink [closed]

I bought a new dishwasher, and the installer said they would not recommend installing it away from the sink (next to a lazy Susan 8 feet from sink pipes) because the pump is not strong enough to pump ...
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French drain lower than sump pump?

Bear with me - this will take a long explanation before I get to the actual question. I’ll try to be brief. I have a damp, moldy basement. I had an interior French drain and 2 sump pumps installed ...
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Water pump query

I have just installed this water pump (260W) to the cold water pipe between my kitchen sink and outside tap in order to boost the water pressure to the outside tap as my water irrigation system is ...
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Well pump runs 15 seconds then off for 105 seconds until pressure is full.

Well is 165 feet deep according to county records. Well pump is approximately 100 feet deep (string and plumb bob so it's approximate at best). New pressure switch 40/60. Tank drained and aired up to ...
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Septic system pump too loud

We had a new septic system put in about 2 years ago and love it. No more problems for us with water backing up and not flushing when it rains. It is an aerobic system with a pump that runs ...
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Hot Water recirculation pump stuck when operating under water pressure

The shaft of a hot water circulating pump (Wilo Star Z25/2) rotates freely when the pump is not under water pressure (i.e. when the isolation valves on the suction and discharge sides are closed). As ...
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Pool pump shaft seal leak…or something else?

I have water leaking from behind the seal plate of my pool pump, under the motor. Exactly like a bad shaft seal. However... I replaced the shaft seal. Still leaking. I replaced it again, thinking ...
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Burcam 506532ss booster pump pressure too high

New user here. Hope someone can help. I just installed a Burcam 506532ss Water Pressure Boost Pump to help with my municipal water pressure. Example: Burcam 506532ss Water Pressure Boost Pump (...
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Well pump wont stop running

Well pump runs non-stop shows zero pressure replace pressure switch no change - still l have pressure on the house. Just can't figure out why the it is running all the time?
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Can I run two lines INTO a single condensate pump?

Just moved into our first new (old) home and am quickly learning the "joys of homeownership"! In the basement, there is a Little Giant VCMA-15ULST condensate pump attached via PVC for air conditioning....
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Portable heat pump strange thermostat

I've got an Olimpia Splendid Ellisse HP portable heat pump with strange/incorrect thermostat readings. According to another thermometer the room temperature is currently 16.9C, the heat pump ...
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How to start this jet pump after winter?

This is a pump that supplies water to my irrigation system. Do I need to do anything to start this pump besides turning electric on? Does this pump need to be primed? If it needs to be primed how do ...
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New Pressure Tank Woes

I have a new pressure tank (WX-202) and don't think it's set up properly. Set at 40/60, I should have a drawdown of 5.4 gallons according to spec. I'm getting about 3.5 gallons before the pump kicks ...
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Replacing a well pressure tank

I have a 19 gallon pressure tank that appears to be waterlogged. When tapping the tank it sounds like it is completely full of water and when running the water in the house the pump cycles constantly. ...
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which or what type water pump for car washing in remote location

I want to be able to clean atvs and car in my garage at home. My garage is a couple of hundred feet from my home which has city water. Its too cost prohibitive to run water to garage for the little I ...
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septic pump trips new gfci on dedicated circut

Its 2/5/20118 now and my septic pump on a brand new gfci trips the gfci---the new float switch does not by itself trip the gfci--the pump by it self or in combo with the flooat switch does trip--I ...
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Off-Grid Garden Irrigation Pump/Plumbing Question

I am trying to design a system for irrigation of a garden area that has no access to grid electricity, but does have a 24V solar system. There is a spring/seep with a tank at relative elevation 0. ...
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Sump pump water now high. Where’s it coming from?

We moved into a new house in June. I didn’t pay a lot of attention to the sump pump to start but the water only sat about 2-3” full in the sump pit. It’s now always at the level of the first inlet ...
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Replacing pressure switch for my water pump

I have to drain the pressure tank when I replace the pressure switch. When I do this can I install a shut off valve just below the pressure switch? This would allow me to change it in future years and ...
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Water pump as air compressor? [closed]

I've googled this, but found no satisfactory answers. I've found a diaphragm pump on amazon for $20, but it has one problem- it's designed for water. I specifically need a diaphragm pump/compressor, ...
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Is my hot water circulation pump plumbed correctly?

Read some related questions here but none of them seemed to address my exact problem: Bought a house this year that has the water heater in a closet near all the bathrooms. The only long run goes to ...
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heat pump condenser fan not running in winter

it is -5 degrees outside. Our thermostat is set at 70 degrees and the house heat is 58 degrees. the fan blade on the unit outside is not moving. the hvac system inside has a sticker on the unit. the ...
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Armstrong S-25 Pump Motor Lubrication?

Recently replaced a leaking bearing assembly on my Armstrong S-25 pump. The previous one required oiling, the new one is the permanently lubricated MF/BF model. I look forward to not having to ...
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Why is my water pump humming and starting slowly?

I was going to include more information and a video clip but I'm away from home and my water now does not work so I'm posting sooner rather than later. I have a bilevel house with a water pump in a ...
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Wiring a 220v pump with 2 hots to a controller

I have a 220v pump that has two terminals. They are connected to the circuit breaker with both hots, the neutral isn't connected to anything on the pump. I'm trying to hook up a controller (relay) ...
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How to utilize the free water from my well drawn sprinkler pump

My pump drawn sprinkler system has a spigot for a garden hose. Can I use it to water my plants or wash my car, pressure wash my driveway, top off my pool, hose off the boat? I see this as a big money ...
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Water Pump Will Not Pressurize Over 30 PSI

I’ve been having issues with the water pump at my house. When I turn it on using the breaker in the main breaker panel, it turns on and moves the pressure to 30 psi according to the pressure gauge, ...
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Can i use a 5v water pump as a vacuum pump to lift very light objects? [closed]

I want to use a small water pump (3.7v or 5v - the aquarium ones - 12v at most) as a vacuum pump: i need it to lift an object that weights 5 grams at most. Can it be done or the pump will just ...
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Automatic turn off of water pump as water tank overflows (Manual turn on is needed)

I want to design a system that automatically turns off a water pump when the water tank is full. Some background and details: 1- The pump is connected to main water supply. 2- The pump should turn on ...
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Should I fix whole house filter just after the pump?

I have a 1 HP Monobloc pump lifting water from an underground reservoir to two overhead tanks (2x 1000 ltr) which are at a height of 25-28 feet. The supply from the tank splits in 2 parts for the ...