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My crawlspace has 2 chambers and has flooded recently. Do I need 2 sump pumps or can I connect the chambers somehow?

The red line on the picture above is the "division" between the chambers. The entrance to the crawlspace is from the smaller chamber and there's a cutout to the bigger one. The walls on the ...
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Help with irrigation pump selection

I want to set up a temporary irrigation system in my yard for this summer and maybe the next. I have a dug well (15-16m deep), and already an 800W submersible pump in it, which will fill up a tank ...
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How can I prevent a recirc pump from cross-feeding?

I installed this recirc pump on tees between the supply lines. I have another one installed and it works great. For some reason on this install, when I open the cold water line it pulls hot water ...
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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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What component would likely be squirting water when GE cafe station door switch is activated?

Recently purchased a used Cafe station side by side door ge refrigerator. Unfortunately it came with a few issues that I have been able to sort out. But I can not tell which internal door component is ...
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Is there a good way to allow air into sump pump discharge line to drain quickly?

I'm wondering if there is a way (and if it's recommended) to allow air into the sump pump discharge pipe once the pump shuts off to eliminate vacuum and help water can flow out quickly. Right after ...
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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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For How Long can a Sump Pump Run Before Damage Occurs?

TL;DR: is a duty cycle where a 1/4 HP submersible sump pump is repeatedly running for [3 minutes pumping wet, 12 seconds pumping dry, 4 minutes off] going to damage the pump appreciably? Long version: ...
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automatic utility pump for basement [closed]

I am looking for an automatic backup pump to put directly on the floor of my unfinished basement, not in a sump. Is there a pump that will sit on the basement floor and turn on automatically if it ...
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Sump Pump Turn On Height and Cycling [duplicate]

I live in a new home that is 2 years old. During construction the builder put in both interior and exterior drain tiles feeding two sump pits. The area has a high water table at times due to some ...
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How can I hard wire a contactor switch after breaking our float switch?

We have a pump that turns on with a float switch that is broken and was removed from the contactor switch - so I can't see how it was wired in. The good news is, we have a circuit breaker dedicated to ...
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Pump well and hot water heater

I have a few questions honestly. I work away on towboats so I'm away from home a lot when things go bad, my fiance contacted me to let me know the hot water heater is leaking in the house and has been ...
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Might I have damaged my well pump?

I accidentally left the hose on for 5 hours filling up the horse's trough. When I realized it, water was still flowing from the hose when I turned it off. Water pressure seems ok in the house but I ...
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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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Failing recirculating pump? Only one faucet slow to heat

10 years ago I had professionally installed a recirculating pump (Grundfos UP15-29SU) in our house. Essentially all hot supply lines were replaced by a single loop feeding all the faucets one after ...
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I want to wire two pumps so that one turns off when the other turns on

I have an aerator pump in my septic tank that runs continuously. I want to wire a timed septic pump to the same circuit so that the aerator turns off when the septic pump turns on.
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Why is my sewage ejector pump running so long?

I have a bathroom in the basement. The sewage collects in a pit with an ejector pump and is then pumped up to a pipe which feeds into the main sewage pipe that goes out of the house (see diagram). ...
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Trying to control my heating recirc pump Aplha1L Grundfos, with a signal from thermocouple. What connections are used on the pump to connect stat

I can run the system on manually and it works fine but I don't know how to connect the thermocouple to the pump so it's turned on when water hits a certain temperature and gets off when the ...
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No pressure, low volume from submersible well pump

Got a new submersible pump. Brought the old one to a plumber's supply house and got one with the same specs: single phase, 240v 3-wire. I attached the pump to the pipe, connected the wiring, and ...
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Why does my indoor blower shut down 5 min after when I turn to heat mode?

I have a Tempstar Heat pump system and starting this year I went to heat mode. Heat pump comes on along with the indoor blower. 5 min later the indoor blower will turn off but heat pump remains ...
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How do you keep a flexible rubber coupling from popping off?

I have an effluent tank with a 2" pipe to the leach field about 200 feet away, and a 2" sewage pump. I went with a 2" rubber coupling and 2" PVC and check valve mainly to allow ...
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How to connect 2 water tanks at different levels with one pump?

I have 2 water tanks installed in my 3 story building. 1st one is on top of the 3rd floor, the other one is on top of 2nd. The pump is installed at Ground Floor. Before now, the water flow was ...
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Proper order of valves in heating pump systems? [closed]

I believe I have a basic understanding of the usage of each component. That being said, I lack knowledge of the proper installation order, especially regarding non-return valves (among others). I have ...
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What should be changed in this well-source residential water system to prevent future leaks?

I have a system which has experienced 2 valve housing failures in 6 years. The valves were both 1" brass quarter-turn shutoffs at the entry point into the house for the water supply. After the ...
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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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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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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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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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Basement Flooding / Sump Pump

Basement flooded over the weekend. The same type of flooding has occurred 3 times in the last 6 years. The sump pump was replaced during the first occurrence. However the problem continues to occur. I ...
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New well pump, and foot valve and suction line

Ok to explain alittle, our well pump went out... I replaced pump... then the foot valve clogged and sucked the suction line flat causing it to fall off... and suck air... I then replaced foot valve ...
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How to Fix this Water System? [closed]

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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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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Can abruptly turning the main power switch to a heat pump off while running in cool mode damage the unit?

My heat pump was running on Cool for air conditioning when the power valve outside was switched off. The fan kept running but the cooling element wasn’t working. I noticed the problem when the ...
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Why is there a small pump on the cold line above my water heater?

Can someone help me understand what I’m looking at and how it works? Between the expansion tank and my water heater is a T that goes to a Y strainer then a small pump and valve. That line runs ...
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Pool skimmer doesn't appear to be working. Do I need a stronger pool pump?

Here is a video of the pool pump working at full steam: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xy2wzYSvpXmjv5pM3PqPSNuu558SkGhR/view?usp=sharing It is a 1.85HP Hayward Tristar Variable Speed (https://www....
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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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Do heat pump water heaters need to connect to outside for any reason?

My roommate is considering a heat pump water heater, but the HOA doesn't allow a lot of connections on the outside of the house, so we were wondering what connections are necessary. I heard it's ...
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(How) can I correctly add a utility sink to this washing machine drain setup?

The Background: Shown here, the lovely setup behind my unfinished-basement washing machine. This was all installed just before we bought the house a few years ago, because the sewer is about a foot ...
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Basement Bathroom water ejector/sump pump running sporadically and bolts stripped

Our basement bathroom has a water ejector/sump pump, as seen here : Basement sump setup I've heard it running every hour today and last night, yet no one has used it. We had a heavy rain on Monday but ...
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What kind of motor is this AC or DC

I need to know what type of pump this is our motor this is is it a AC motor or DC motor
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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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Why isn't my new pressure tank filling?

I replaced the pressure tank as the old one wouldn’t hold air. The new one was changed to 38 lbs. so I lowered it to 28 to match the power controller of 30/50. There was low pressure before I change ...
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Water pump coming on on its own & how do reed switches sense water flow?

I live in a single floor apartment with a cold water tank fed from the mains, above a hot water tank which is fed from above. The outlets from the hot and cold tanks go into a pump and from there to ...
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What adapters do I need to securely connect a garden hose to this frame in conjunction with the water pump's 1/2" MNPT output?

What I need: A secure way to connect a garden hose to a water pump using lead free adapters and/or connections. The pump output is 1/2" MNPT and is positioned approximately 3"-4" from ...
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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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What are they downsides of composite body circ pumps?

I'm going to be replacing some potable water recirculating pumps and I noticed that the Taco 006e3 appears to be a completely nonmetallic system. This pump's curves fit my needs but I've never used a ...
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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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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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Can I use 0.5 HP slow speed monoblock for high pressure car cleaning

I have 0.5 HP self priming slow speed monoblock pump which gets the water to overhead water tank. I'm thinking to have a lever to divert the water from pump to high pressure water gun with hose. Is it ...
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Submersible pump starter - choosing the right relay

A few months ago our submersible pump starter stopped working and the local repair shop guy diagnosed it as a relay issue and replaced it. While the starter is working fine since then, my concern ...

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