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Wilo Star S 21 FX pump for outside wood burner using only a 2 wire power supply (hot and neutral)

I have a Wilo Star S 21 FX pump (water circulation) on an outside wood burner that needs to be installed. The wire that fed the original pump (an off brand) has a black and a white wire. The 2 wire ...
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In what situations could "dirty water leak into" municipal water pipes besides a catastrophic loss of pressure?

Under an answer to How is the quality of tap water in Thailand? I commented: Usually water in pipes is pressurized so that it comes out of the tap when you open it; is "dirty water making its ...
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Can I use an air pump for a short amount of time to pump out some water out of a small container?

I am working on a small 3.5l (~1g) container as a Paludarium (a type of vivarium that incorporates both terrestrial and aquatic elements). I want to put this nanofilter and attach an air pump on the ...
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What setting do I need on my digital clamp meter?

I bought a digital clamp meter to test the points on my submersible pump which runs off 220. What do I need to set the meter on?
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Can I separate this dishwasher motor from the sump?

I have an LG LDP7808SS dishwasher that is just over a year old (out of warranty of course) and the circulation pump is making loud noises. Can I separate the motor from the sump and just replace the ...
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Electric pressure washers: are type of pump, flow rate, and PSI reliable indicators of duty cycle?

I know little about pressure washers but do need to buy one for a project where I'll use the 15-degree nozzle to power-wash decades of grime from several pallets of reclaimed pavers. I'd like to pick ...
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Diaphragm pump with a solenoid valve [closed]

I'm not sure if this suits here or in the EE forum. I am building a DIY fluid dispenser (milk, tea, etc) and I am testing the best way to dispense the liquid from the tank into cups. I'm using mini ...
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Troubleshooting broken washing machine

I'm trying to fix a broken washing machine and any advice, hints, tips would be greatly appreciated. It is a Proline PFL 106F. It switches on, but won't start when you select any of the cycles. It ...
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Can I use a GFCI receptacle to feed a hardwired fountain pump? [closed]

Question about a fountain pump… The fountain pump will be hardwired. Is it okay by code to feed a GFCI receptacle (line side) from the circuit breaker and then wire load side to the pump. Will this ...
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Installing 2HP submersible motor wire size requirement

I am going to install a GOULDS 2 HP 13GS20 pump with a FRANKLIN submersible motor (sorry could not get a specific model on this one) In our area deep well pumps must have their own electrical meter. ...
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Whirlpool washer found loose wire

The power supply going to the drain pump has two wires that are supposed to go into the connector but one of them is hanging out of the connector. Either, how do I put it back securely or what is it ...
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Water from pump does not always reach roof tanks

Some mornings I go up to the roof of our building, open the lid of the water tanks, press down on the floating ball which opens the valve but see no water coming up. The same occurs for all 7 tanks (...
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Pool pump keeps tripping breaker

I installed a new pool pump today, only to find out that when it runs - it draws around 25-28A causing the breaker to trip. The power rating on the motor is only 13A. What is going on?
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Use existing 3-way switched receptacle to toggle power to a timed pump

I have an existing 15 amp hot-water recirculation pump that's powered by a 3-way switched receptacle. Toggling one of the two 3-way switches either turns on or off the pump. My goal is to be able to ...
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Basement moisture: condensation or leak? [closed]

I have a significant amount of moisture built up in our unfinished basement that’s originating from the well water pump. I’m trying to decide if it’s even possible that the moisture could be a slow ...
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Does missing expansion tank and check valve explain non-functioning circulating pumps?

TL;DR: A recirculating pump for hot water was installed and is not working. Looking at the drawings an expansion tank and check valve were not installed. Does this explain why it's not functioning or ...
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What kind of water pump should I use to supply a tankless water heater from a non-pressurized water source?

I have a tankless water heater similar to this one, which I'd like to setup at a campsite where I'll have water but not from a pressurized source (e.g. a bucket of filtered river water). The heater I ...
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Repair Water Pump Electrical Cord

I have a electrical pump for my fish pond that I use to drain the water every so often to clean it out very well. Something has chewed through a portion of the wire, so the pump is not working at all ...
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Basement Toilet Ejector Pump Shaking/Knocking

In my basement we have a sewage ejector system connected to the basement bathroom plumbing. This was installed by the builder when we purchased a few years ago. A few days ago, about a minute after ...
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pool timer requires common wire - pump does not - how to wire in timer w/ common to serve pump w/o common?

My older Intermatic RC2343PT timer requires a common wire to function, however my new 1.5 HP 230v 2-speed Pentair pump does not require common wire and would be powered through 20a tandem GFI breaker, ...
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Sump pump running every 20 seconds, sometimes constantly

I live in a lower spot with a high water table. We still have snow on the ground and we are getting some rain. I've had two occasions in the past couple of weeks where water entering the pit has been ...
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Wet bar Sink Drain water backs into sink

I recently installed the drain and sink pump. I am having a problem with water going back to the sink after 4-8 hours (1/4 inch of water). This is enough to keep the sink pump cycling. Attached is a ...
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Why does my well pump pressure suddenly drop?

I have a 1 1/2 HP submersible pump that I am having a problem with. The New pressure switch points will close at times and the pressure will start to pump and suddenly drop to 0-20 PSI and the pump ...
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Am I confusing my vacuum gauge trying to read an existing vacuum?

I have a vessel that I just pulled a 5" hg vacuum on using a hand pump (brake bleed pump). The empty space I pulled the vacuum on was about 2 or 2.5 gallons of volume - I see the 5" hg ...
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Pump to push inverter A/C dripping water?

I live on the top floor of the building and my bedroom has an inverter A/C that naturally drips water to the street. The bedroom has access to the roof. Is there some inexpensive pump that will push ...
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Why does my boiler inlet pull hot water from the outlet?

Last month we installed a Lochinvar NKC199N, using LP Gas. Attached is a picture here for the reference. We have 4 zones, but let's forget about the other 3 zones as I am having issue with one zone ...
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Does this sound like a bad bearing on the blower fan? (burner of oil-powered boiler)

There are a number posts about whining sounds, but it's hard to know if the posters are talking about the same kind of sound I'm hearing. It's coming from the burner of our oil-powered boiler but I ...
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How to wire a 2 stage heat pump with gas furnace

I bought a new house last year and this is the first winter I've been in it. It have a gas furnace that we've been using as the only heat source. The other day, I went to clean the condensor coils and ...
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Placement of air pressure tank with respect to outlet of the water pressure pump

Does the pressure tank need to be above the outlet of the pump on a household water pressure pump?
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Submersible pump won't continue to run

Last summer I put a Wayne VIP50 submersible pump under my crawlspace. This winter there's about 6" of water in there and I checked out the pump. Since the discharge hose had a kink, the water ...
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Can I use two 30A breakers together for a 60A water pump?

I have a 240v water pump connected to a 60-amp 240v breaker. Can I use two 30-amp 120v breakers pinned together in place of the 60-amp breaker?
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Periferic or pressurizing pump to pull water up to a higher place?

I live up a hill where the water doesn't always reach my tank. The pipe runs up a gentle slope and halfway it doesn't have enough pressure to reach us. Searching for a solution I seem to have two ...
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Pumping water into two 10m3 tanks that drains separtely and using a single float switch

I have this project to pump water (from a solar pump inside a bore well) into two 10m3 (10.000Litres) water tanks. The pump maximum flow is at 5 m3/h. The tanks have individual drain pipes and one ...
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Taco circulator pump capacitor melted

We have a boiler with a Taco circulator pump that was replaced 2 years ago, and the circulator pump recently stopped working. I realized this when two of the three radiators stopped warming up, and I ...
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Booster Water Pump for Intermittent (Input) Supply)

We live in Mexico in a small village which has an intermittent water supply. Our small neighborhood is on a hill, which means that when the water comes on at the street, the water tanks of the lowest ...
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Reducing swimming pool pump output from 1.5 to 1 inch

I have a swimming pool with around 60000 liters, it uses an electric 3/4 HP pump to circulate, sweep and drain the pool. The pump is located on an underground cubicle, almost at the floor level of the ...
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How to address low flow from a circulating pump

I hired some plumbers to reroute baseboard heating to hug rearranged walls on the second floor (as a part of a bathroom remodel). They drained the system, turned off the heat, and rerouted the pipe. ...
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Foot valve leaking? Other solutions to priming pump

I have around 4.5 metres of lift and 20 metres or more of PVC pipe from the river to my pump. This is therefore not self-priming. I have a brass foot valve (check valve with debris screen) on the end ...
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How do you bleed the air out of a Grundfos UPS15-58FC Circulating Pump?

My Grundfos UPS15-58FC has become a bit noisy when operational. Its a part of my heating system and it starts to hum from time to time and this causes the pipe its on to vibrate. I would like to try ...
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Want to add a C-wire to a ClimateMaster Compact Heat Pump in combination with a Nest learning thermostat

My existing Nest learning thermostat, 3rd gen, is draining the battery really fast when use the wifi. I have a ClimateMaster Water Source Heat Pump. It has only four wires. I run an extra wire to ...
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Should I make holes in condensate pump's basin?

One of our air-conditioners is supposed to drip condensate into a pump, which is then supposed to push it outside. Nothing extraordinary, and it mostly works... Because not all water drops into the ...
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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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