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Find adapter for an air hose

I bought this adapter to easier fill my car tires with air: (https://ebay.us/vtTY9x) However, the outer diameter of the left side is 1/4" and it has no inner thread. I wanted the left side to be a ...
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How can I pump water from our 2nd floor down to 1st floor drainage?

How can I pump this unclean water from our 2nd floor to 1st floor down to our drainage? I keep accumulating a lot of water (enough to fill a water basin) every 2 days from washing stuff. I'm ...
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Excessive Pool Pump Current Usage

A Florida HOA electric bill doubles from $200 to $400 per month. Powered items for the pool comprise LED lighting and a pool pump. The electric circuit is for the pool. Is it reasonable to start ...
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How to select (size) a pump for a swimming pool?

What are questions one must ask and the calculations that must be performed to select an optimal pool pump?
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Is a 775 Motor Powerful Enough For a DIY Water Pump

I tried making a water pump with what I think is a 550 motor (I can't identify it by the model number), but failed to create enough suction. The top pictures show the diy water pump parts from the ...
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Well pump cycles, presure switch on and off ,contacts keep breaking in the pressure switch

My pump is set on 40-60 lbs when the pressure gets to the shut-off pressure the contacts in the pressure switch keep breaking off and on. there are 25 lbs different between the line pressure at the ...
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Do nice water pump pressure switches exist?

If you have a water pump / well pump in the United States, you have a Square D pumptrol switch that looks like this: https://www.amazon.com/Square-9013-FSG2-30-50/dp/B00CONESDG/ I own several of ...
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How can I fairly distribute water pressure and flow throughout my home?

All new home plumbing. Well fed, so we have our own booster pump and we control the water inlet pressure. My goal is to split the house into four "zones" that I can turn off, independently with a ...
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Using Well Pump 240 v Circuit For 110 v Light With Plug

I built a shelter around my pump down here in central Fl. For a pump business I was suprised they ran 12-2 romex in the conduit from the breaker box on the power pole. The pump has red, black and ...
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What might be wrong with my sewage ejector pump?

I'm trying to get my sewage ejector pump in my basement working as it used to. The problem is when it runs water pumped from it gushes up the water softener's outlet drain. I thought the vent was ...
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Sewage pump sounds like running dry

We have a sewage pump in our basement. We didn’t install it but inherited it with the purchase of the house. I believe the basement was updated in 2014 with a bathroom, hence the sewage pump. The last ...
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What is the recommended way of removing a siliconed in tub jet tube

I was trying to get our jetted tub back in operational order when I noticed it was leaking. After cutting a hole in the wall in the other room, I traced the leak back to a tube that was not properly ...
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Deep well pump malfunction

My deep well pump (100 feet) does not activate automatically. Instead, I have to pour 2-3 gallons of water to activate it. The pressure is about 30. After a while, it will stop altogether and I have ...
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Hot water recirc system not working

Issue: Hot water slow (90-120 secs) to come to distant fixtures Recirc system: 2 dedicated returns, merged to single pipe, feeding a 103258LF Bell & Gossett (NBF-9U/LW Pump 1/40 HP Motor) pump ...
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Well pump with 15A fuses on a 20A circuit?

I noticed today that my well pump, which is 240V (USA) and is on a 20A dedicated breaker has dual 15A fuses: In 8 years in this house it has never blown a fuse nor the breaker. So I assume 15A is ...
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How to newly wire furnace condensate pump that contains a safety switch?

I would like to replace my current Little Giant furnace condensate pump that has no safety switch with the Little Giant VCMA-15ULS, 65 GPH Automatic Condensate Removal Pump w/ Safety Switch - SKU ...
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Well pump runs, but bladder tank is empty, and we have no water

My water just all of a sudden stopped working the other day but when we went to check the well pump it was still running, but now he went to check the bladder tank and it is empty. HELP!
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Going through condensate pumps every 2-3 years

I am about to buy my 5th condensate pump in 12 years. HE furnace or 2.5T A/C run 10-11 months out of the year here. Humidifier attached but not in use. I have a 7.5' rise, 20' horizontal span, then 8'...
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How do I find flow and return of central heating spur?

I'm attempting to confirm which of the two pipes of my central heating spur is the flow and which is the return. The advice I've found so far says to look for marking: RED marking (either tape or ...
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How to power a well water pump on the local electric grid

I have a well water pump which I have been operating on a 10KW generator at 220V. Lately, the generator has been having problems so I need to power the pump on my local electrical grid while the ...
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Can I connect a cord and a GFCI outlet box to another GFCI outlet to power a pump?

I have a gfi receptacle I am plugging a drop cord Into it and running it to a box with a switch and gfi receptacle in it. I am plugging a pump into this gfi. Will this work
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Solar water heating for spa - how to / pump / etc

Dear "home improvers" I would like to create my own solar heating system for spa (intex 28456, pure spa jet & bubble octagon deluxe). This spa has its own heating system together with salt water ...
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Submersible pump won't start

My submersible pump stopped working suddenly. It's a 1.5hp pump 3 wire with a Franklin Electric control box and Irritrol pump start relay. I've measured across all 3 pump leads while out of circuit ...
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My pump is streaming water out of valve from underneath pressure gauge

I've drained the tank, refilled it & it's still a steady stream of water. Water pressure is good but pump kicks on as soon as you turn on a faucet & I know that's bad. I'm a single mom with no ...
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Air in Water Lines - Jet Pump System

Hoping someone may be able to give me some help in figuring out a problem. I just opened up a house last night that had been shut down for over a year with the plumbing system drained and winterized. ...
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How to Fix this Water System?

Due to low water pressure and lots of water interruptions from our water supplier, we asked a 3rd party to install a water system. This is how the water system looks like based on my observation. ...
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How to Increase Pressure from Water Tank?

Due to low water pressure and lots of water interruptions from our water supplier, we installed a water system. This is how our water system works: water supplier > water/booster pump (0.5 hp) > ...
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Will replacing my jet pump with one that has a higher shut-off pressure increase the discharge pressure?

I'm currently using a pump with a rated shut-off pressure of 69 PSI to supply a house with water. It is sucking through a 1.25" PVC pipe that extends 1100' into a lake. The lift from the water surface ...
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Suction hose in my watering system getting air. What can be the problem?

I have a water deposit, with a pressure booster pump, very similar to this one: Recently the pump stopped working properly. I don't get any water in the tap and, after inspection, I see that the ...
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Well Pressure Tank from 35 PSI to 65 and back every 7 minutes

My well pressure tank (Well X Trol) kicks on, goes up to 65 PSI, then immediately starts dropping, and after about 7 minutes, hits 35 PSI and kicks back on again, pushing it back up to 65 PSI... and ...
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What kind of pump control switch can I use to detect the presence of water pressure?

I have a water pump that fills up water tank on roof top. I have to turn on water pump manually every time the water supply is on and then have to turn it off when supply is off to prevent dry running ...
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Is channel in basement standard design?

Determined this is a 4 inch slab on top of original slab. Possibly with internal drainage channels from center of basement to edge, where it runs to pictured channel and sump pump. House has channel ...
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Do recirculation pumps work with water source heat pumps?

Our plumber has installed the recirculation pump but, when it is on we only have tepid water. When we unplug it we have hot water. Just wondering if recirculation pumps are meant to work with heat ...
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Water pump and inverter

I'm using a 2500 watt inverter with a regular car battery to power a vacation house with no city electricity or water, all my appliances work just fine except the water pump, the manual of the pump ...
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Do I need a pump for my sprinkler zones that are minus 70 feet elevation?

I have a water tank on a hill and some lawns to water at the bottom of the hill. The pipe that connects those two is a 2.5" pipe (yes, really) and when I attach a pressure gauge at the bottom of this ...
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How far can my water pump be from my bathroom?

I am building and I have not purchased the pump or bladder tank. The water is stored in an underground tank. The level of the bathroom will be about three feet higher than the high water level mark ...
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How to protect sumbersible pump ‘pumpsaver’ device

I have a 600 ft well and submersible pump in a mountain home at 9500 ft elevation prone to lightning storms. I typically have to replace the ‘pump protector’ relay (i.e., protects pump from either ...
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Blasts of hot water in Shower

Why do i get Hot water during the shower every time the pump kicks on? Every time I am in the shower and the pump kicks in to build pressure, the water gets very hot and stays that way until the ...
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Can I run my washing machine drain line into a condensate pump so it drains better?

I have this ventless combination washer/dryer from LG: https://www.lg.com/us/washer-dryer-combos/lg-WM3997HWA-washer-dryer-combo The unit is installed on an upper level of my house. It's on the ...
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Deciphering an Asian Bladder Pressure Tank + Pump

I have a bladder pressure tank + pump combo, and I'm trying to figure it out. It came with no manual, was bought in Cambodia, and is being used on the second floor of a home using city water (which is ...
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Pressure tank rusts, leak, and draw down questions

I have this water pressure tank system: my questions: I am not sure whether it is a G.I. or stainless steel pressure water tank. How do I test what kind of material it is made of? There are so many ...
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Is there a type of pump or device that will sit on a flooded floor and quietly suck up a puddle of water?

There is a slow leak in our finished basement - it should be fixed eventually but we are looking for an interim solution to a constant puddle of water in the middle of the floor. Floor is ceramic ...
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Don't know if pump is hers or not [closed]

It's -15 outside and windy. My pump light was on and no water in my water tank. I am not sure how long the light was on, so I think the line from my trailer into the ground froze. What what happened ...
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My new pool pump has a high PSI and bubbles are in the water. How can I repair it?

I recently had someone resurface my pool. During the resurfacing, they noted that the skimmer was not holding pressure per their test (long story short, these guys weren't 100% reliable and wanted a ...
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Recirculating Pump - Hot at first then cold

I just had to install a new water heater and put a new circulator pump on. The water is hot for about 3 minutes (125 degrees) then drops to 100 degrees then gets cold. Could the pump be upside down? ...
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maytag dishwasher mdb7749sbw3 won't drain at end of cycle auto

i can make it empty by manually pressing drain key pad, but only after it cools a while. 1 hour. It also has a new replacement touch pad assembly. All lines r clean.
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Sump pump running almost constantly under bedroom

I just bought a house and had it inspected before buying. The inspector was very thorough: down to the bolts on the door locks locks. He went into every nook and cranny. He took pictures all over ...
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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 ...