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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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Can I use a plastic basin positioned near joists to compensate the lack of slope in a ceiling condense drain?

Is this a design that is acceptable? Basically I am building a small box that will collect water pumped up by the condense drain. I will put this up in the ceiling in the furnace room just between the ...
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Is there any way to drill through minerall wool in order to install a pvc pipe?

This is related to this question What type of pipe should I used to build a gravity drain from my furnace to the bathroom plumbing? I am building the red pipe in the below picture, This is the condese ...
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my spa motor stopped running

my spa pump motor stopped running. I had the motor tested and it was fine. it is a 240 motor on a 20 amp double breaker, but I am only getting 120 at the switch and motor. is the breaker bad?
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What type of pipe should I used to build a gravity drain from my furnace to the bathroom plumbing?

In the picture below, the existing pipe that is used by the condensate pump runs across the red line in the figure (it does not connect exactly there but that is the idea) That line is a clear pvc ...
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Looking for a current-actuated timer switch [closed]

I have a drainage pump with a level sensor. I'd like to have some protection in case of failure of the level sensor, which would leave the pump running dry while I'm not around, eventually leading to ...
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Dishwasher - pump does not stop working after getting an Error message

We have an elektrolux dishwasher which is some years old. Today while working it gave an error message about leaking water. We found no water outside on the floor. After turning the dishwasher off the ...
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pump motor connection

I want to run a 240v pump motor fed from 2 pole gfci 20 amp breaker (4 wire). Also would like to add 120v 20 amp receptacle using 1 leg of 240v feed. Can this be done or do I have to run separate 120 ...
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How to replace the heater/pump in an Intex PureSpa Portable Spa with a more performant one?

I have had an Intex 77in PureSpa Portable Spa for 5 years. When the heater/pump is turned on, the water temperature rises about 2 degrees (F) or so every hour, so approximately 24 hours to reach the ...
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Grounding and neutral in a well pump shed

I am working on a pre existing pump shed. The shed is 150 feet from the main panel. For some reason the neutral has dropped. It is probably damaged. The pump still works because it doesn't require a ...
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pool heater pump electric wiring

-- updated -- I want to plug my pool heater 50000 btu Jaccuzi JA50 ( on manual it says AC208,230/60 1PH , circruit braker 20 A ) it has connection for ----power AC--- slot 1 L1 (red) slot 2 L2 (black)...
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Ejector pump instead of sump pump in basement

I need both groundwater drainage as well as laundry room sewage pump in basement. Should they be separate pumps (asump pit with pump and 40 liter sewage ejector reservoir with pump) or could ground ...
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Finding right instalation when using booster pump together with gravity storage tank

I have two ideas for connecting booster pump(s) to roof storage water tank: First scenario: use the pump to fill storage tank, and tank to supply water to the building. In this case two separate ...
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How can I turn on my outdoor water fountain?

I have just bought a new house, and want to activate the pump for the water fountain. The pump seems to run an insulated electrical line back to the house, but I am not able to find any indoor ...
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Can I use a well pump cable to supply a sub-panel?

I have a pump cable (red, yellow, black, green) going from my house (in buried conduit) to my garage. It comes from a 200 amp service box on a 240v 30amp breaker. Previous owner was going to put in ...
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Vacumn pump HVAC

I am going to run a 3CFM vacuum pump on my 3 ton condenser for the first time following this guide here https://www.wikihow.com/Use-a-Vacuum-Pump My questions: 1) Should I only vacuum pump my ...
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Wiring of pump motor

We are wiring a Wortex motor. One wire is black L1 and is called "common". The second wire is grey L2 and called "main". The third wire is brown and called "auxiliary". Which one is live, ...
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New Circuit for 1.5HP Pool Motor

I'm having a new above ground pool installed, and the package I purchased comes with a 1.5 HP pump. When I was originally talking to them, they said most people just run an extension cord from their ...
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What is this part on my dishwasher, and why is it leaking?

I noticed our dishwasher was leaking last night. Below is a stock picture of the pump assembly, part #wpw10195599 which would actually be positioned upside down from what you see in the picture. The ...
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Was the condensate pump in my air conditioner unit wired incorrectly?

My condensate pump stopped working - I noticed because there was a lot of water coming out of the condensed drain. I bought one brand new but when I disconnected the old one, I realized that the ...
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Troubleshooting electric pump that triggers GFCI

I have a submersible pool cover pump that keeps triggering the GFCI outlet. I know the pump is the problem because I have another, identical pump that does not trigger the outlet. I'd like to try to ...
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Will a pressure tank allow my well pump to build pressure before shutting off?

I recently hooked up a shallow well jet pump to a 5,000gal tank. It seems primed when I open the outlet valve to pour water in, water flows out. I flip the breaker and it makes an odd rough clicking ...
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Quieting a loud shallow well jet pump

I have a ½ HP Pentair shallow well jet pump (c48h2ec11c3) installed in my utility room. It is, and has always been, loud. I can hear it run from anywhere in the house. Almost since the day I ...
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How can I reduce noise from my neighbor's pool pump 12’ to 15’ away from my house?

I need fencing type/material to use to block low hum of pool pump located 12’ to 15’ from family room hurricane impact windows. I'm planning to erecta 6’ high fence on property line between houses ...
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Well pump issues for irrigation system

I bought a house a few years ago and am finally getting around to working on the irrigation system. I have what I believe are two separate wells for outside water - one for the irrigation system and ...
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Honeywell L6006C Aquasta wiring to a Taco 006-BC4 Hot water Circulator Pump

I have a Taco 006-BC4 hot water circulator pump installed on a mechanical timer and its been working fine. However, I would like to install a Honeywell L6006C Aquastat to drive the pump so I could ...
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Laundry standpipe overflow when separate sink pump runs at same time only

My Laundry standpipe and a separate sink pump are connected to the same branch drain drain line.  My laundry room is in the basement.  I can do laundry no problem by itself, but if the sink is used (...

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