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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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Pump problems! Do I need a pressure tank?

So 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 ...
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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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Neighbors Pool pump noise 12’ to 15’ away from house

Need fencing type/material to use to block low hum of pool pump located 12’ to 15’ from family room hurricane impact windows. Planning to erect 6’ high fence on property line between houses spanning ...
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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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Noisy circulator pump

I live on the 4th floor at a 9-story building (60+ units in total). For the last few months I have been hearing an annoying humming / whining noise. After some inspection I realized that the source of ...
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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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Can I get rid of my sump pump?

My job moved me cross country and we bought a house (3 yrs old) that sits on a hill. It has a walk-out basement and the hill slopes away from there, yet the house was built with basement drainage ...
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Generator size for well pump

Well, pump and pressure tank installed in 2018, 500 ft uphill from house. Separate grid service to well, with professional installed transfer switch with 4-prong connector for generator. In panel, ...
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water pump stops drawing water in few hours everyday

I have a water pump which draws water from a creek to irrigate the lawn. It had run for four months without problems. Starting last week, I notice that the pump would draw water for few hours only. ...
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Why did water come up through my basement drain instead of out the sump?

I recently moved into a home in Illinois that has a basement. I’m coming from Arizona and have never had a basement or actually knew about sump pumps until I started searching for a home. Me and my ...
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Pool pump duty cycle \ schedule

A Florida small HOA pool needs approximately 8 hours of pump time What is the thought process to optimize the duty cycle? For starters, minimizing transients (cycling on / off) should extend the ...
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Water pump not working as expected

I have a problem with some raw water (it usually has sediment and gunk) that I need to pump from below ground level. I came up with something that looks like the image attached to get cleaner water ...
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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?

Update: I've done it!... and it works. 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 ...
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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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