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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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When designing plumbing, what is the most efficient way to pump water to a roof?

I am planning to pump water to the roof of my house in order to cool a solar panel array during warm days. I'm trying to determine the best way to route the water as the water source is on one side ...
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Can I use a water tank and pump to feed a boiler?

As the title suggests I would like to know if I can use a water tank and pump to feed my boiler? I want to get rid of my electric shower and currently I have large water tank with a pump feeding to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Pool pump shaft seal leak…or something else?

I have water leaking from behind the seal plate of my pool pump, under the motor. Exactly like a bad shaft seal. However... I replaced the shaft seal. Still leaking. I replaced it again, thinking ...
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Portable heat pump strange thermostat

I've got an Olimpia Splendid Ellisse HP portable heat pump with strange/incorrect thermostat readings. According to another thermometer the room temperature is currently 16.9C, the heat pump ...
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Off-Grid Garden Irrigation Pump/Plumbing Question

I am trying to design a system for irrigation of a garden area that has no access to grid electricity, but does have a 24V solar system. There is a spring/seep with a tank at relative elevation 0. ...
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Water Pump Will Not Pressurize Over 30 PSI

I’ve been having issues with the water pump at my house. When I turn it on using the breaker in the main breaker panel, it turns on and moves the pressure to 30 psi according to the pressure gauge, ...
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Submersible well pump randomly tripping thermal protection

I have a 2 year old 4" submersible well pump which sometimes triggers the thermal protection. If I turn it back on, it continues to run properly and at some point (could be hours, could be days, could ...
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Tiny House Sewer System Advice - Automatic Sewage Pump or Macerator Pump

I'm in the process of doing some landscaping and want to run some electrical / plumbing for a future house (building next summer). The plan right now is to have a storage tank behind or below the ...
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What is this part of the well pump/tank called, and how can I fix it?

I just replaced the pressure switch on a home water system. I primed the pump and pressure built up and water came out. Water was dirty at first but it was clearing up (it hadn't been run for a ...
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Correct piping for summer water supply outdoors?

I have a summer cottage, which is not used in winter, when the temperatures can drop to -20C (-4F) and lower. Currently for water supply there is some existing ~7-9m (29ft) driven well (I hope that'...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Condensate pumps for mini-split system within attic; is this the best location?

We had a Gree mini-split system installed in our condo located in the SF Bay Area in 2016. Since the location of the 3 units (both bedrooms and living room) are not mounted on external walls, ...
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Submersible well pump trips breaker

I am working on a house that sat vacant for a few years. The pressure tank had a leak on the bottom from rust. So a new tank was installed along with new pressure switch 30/50 and gauge etc. There was ...
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Water pump query

I have just installed this water pump (260W) to the cold water pipe between my kitchen sink and outside tap in order to boost the water pressure to the outside tap as my water irrigation system is ...
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Well pump runs 15 seconds then off for 105 seconds until pressure is full.

Well is 165 feet deep according to county records. Well pump is approximately 100 feet deep (string and plumb bob so it's approximate at best). New pressure switch 40/60. Tank drained and aired up to ...
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Well pump wont stop running

Well pump runs non-stop shows zero pressure replace pressure switch no change - still l have pressure on the house. Just can't figure out why the it is running all the time?
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New Pressure Tank Woes

I have a new pressure tank (WX-202) and don't think it's set up properly. Set at 40/60, I should have a drawdown of 5.4 gallons according to spec. I'm getting about 3.5 gallons before the pump kicks ...
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septic pump trips new gfci on dedicated circut

Its 2/5/20118 now and my septic pump on a brand new gfci trips the gfci---the new float switch does not by itself trip the gfci--the pump by it self or in combo with the flooat switch does trip--I ...