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Tank for storing water, often a gravity based system that is located on a roof.

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Why do I have low water pressure at the house from a tank located 100 feet up?

I have a new 1000 gallon tank at 100 feet above my house. There is about 300 feet of 2 inch hose from the tank to my house. I have a small creek filling the tank about 600 feet away. The flow into the ...
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I cannot find the anode rod in a water tank. Pressure release value is on top

I didn't replace the anode rod over 10 years. Tried to find to anode rod bolt but cannot reach to it from the top. I used drill and removed insulation foam 10 inches deep, but is not touching anything ...
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Insulating an outside water purification system against heat in Arizona

I have a tall stainless steel water purification system tank that is located outside of my home in Tucson,AZ. I used pipe insulation tubes on the copper piping. I plan to also put up a solar UV ...
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Can you help explain the components of my water system? [closed]

I've moved into an old stone house in the UK. The water system consists of: Some type of well under the conservatory. It looks very deep and has a good flow rate according to the survey. A ...
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How to fix a pipe leak between well and water preasure tank?

I discovered a leak in my well house today. It is coming from the nut looking element (on the pic). My question is what the purpose of this nut looking element and how to fix its leak? Any chance it ...
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Simple sedimentation tanks setup for clean water supply at home

This question was originally posted on physics.stackexchange.com and then moved here since it was off-topic there We rely on submersible water pump for household water supply and there's too much ...
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Water Holding-Tank Apparatus Converting warm water to cool water coming from the main water line that dispenses warm water to a water tank

I live in Tucson Arizona (in the Sonoran Desert) almost all year round where the temperature high ranges are 98°F up to 108°F from May to August. Our PVC pipe water mainline is buried 2ft underground ...
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Why won't my hot water tank heat in extremly cold weather?

My hot water tank cannot heat up water in extremely cold weather, like -25°C. I called my plumber who replaced the hot water tank for me three years ago when this happened the same year he replaced it ...
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New Pressure water tank

I replaced my old tank with a new 86-gallon tank. Also replaced pressure switch 30/50. Not getting any water in the house. What might be the cause of this. Also Checked the control box to make sure it ...
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15 psi at the house from a tank located 93 feet up [duplicate]

I have a tank 93 feet above my house. There is about 350 feet of 2 inch hose from the tank to my house. I have a small creek filling the tank about 650 feet away from the tank. The flow into the tank ...
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Mold in toilet's waterline, why?

Recently I've noticed mold forming in the water line inside the toilet's seat. To be honest I was surprised since never in my life have I seen mold forming up in a toilet's waterline. I make sure to ...
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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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How to prevent the algae growth under the water tank

I have placed over the head water tanks on top of an elevated concrete structure with grading. But I can see lots of algae growth beneath it , I honestly didn't expect this because it's open terrace ...
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How to hook up two water well pressure tanks?

Our high-producing well & pump need two bladder pressure tanks. How should those be hooked up? I've come up with two possible configurations. Do either of these work? Is one considered the "...
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can a used tank water heater be reconditioned for safe usage?

I need to replace an electric hot water tank (it has started to leak). I'd like to replace it with a used one because the property, which has 2 occupied units, is for sale and it is expected to be ...
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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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Cooling water tank with no electricity [closed]

I’m not an engineer, but I love to explore some home issues from time to time to see how people solve it I was browsing YouTube for a solution to cool home water tanks in high-temperature environments,...
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Adding salt pellets direct to home water tank

Our house is not connected to a town water supply, we just have a water tank under our house (approx. 12000 litres / 3000 gallons). We have it filled from a water truck every 3-4 weeks. Apparently ...
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What is this pipe beneath my tankless water heater?

While watching videos about draining tankless water heaters, I noticed none seem to have this beige pipe with odd silver cab at the end. Does anyone know what this is and its purpose?
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Hello, not sure how to do photos, but any help with water tank / well would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

We have an old and not well maintained house for many years until we got it couple years ago. The original water tank and pipes that go to a well are old. So this is what we have done so far / what ...
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Well Pump Startup Triggers Cut-Off

When the well pump for my sprinkler system turns on, it triggers the low-pressure cut-off on the pressure switch, causing the pump to shut down and leaving the system stuck in a low pressure state. ...
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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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Why do the seismic straps need to go at least 4" above the controls on water heater?

I’m installing seismic straps on an electric water heater (48US gallon), and trying to follow the instructions. there are two general instructions: 1 - place each of the two straps in bottom and upper ...
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Water Expansion Tank precharged at 25psi. House pressure at 70

I have a water expansion tank (5 gallons) installed on a new water heater (40 gallons) and my houses PSI is at 70-80. The tank came precharged at 25psi. I know that I am supposed to match my home ...
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water tank drains water?

The house came with this hot water tank. As you can see there is a white vertical pipe. I noticed it drips a water right on the floor. Also, as you may notice, the tank has signs of corrosion at the ...
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Is it worthwhile to manage concrete cure process after mismanaging it?

We had an 8000 gallon concrete water tank installed. 12" thick foundation and 6" thick walls. The forms came off during a wet and rainy week - it rained on and off and was cool (45F) and ...
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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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How to be able to empty completely a drinking water tank with an outlet not completely at the bottom?

I have a drinkable water tank (precisely to drip water my edible plants with pH 6.5) with outlets on the flank. The 1-1/4" one I use is at 45mm minus half the diameter = 20mm from the bottom, so ...
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can I fill a water tank from bottom?

I'm about to place a water storing tank at ground level and connect the water feeder pipe at the bottom of the tank. Would water fill normally as the top filling? Would atmospheric pressure + water ...
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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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Hot water shut off both valves

There are two shut off valves on my hot water heater. It's leaking from the bottom of the tank. One is coming out of the bottom of the tank and the other is coming out the top of the tank... Do I ...
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Can I add a backup electrical heating element to this hot water storage tank?

I live in Europe and have a gas furnace that heats the water in my hot water storage tank. I would like to add a backup electrical heating element to the tank that I can turn on if our furnace ever ...
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Why does my cold water tank have two overflows?

The cold water tank in my loft has two overflows side by side, both of which run parallel and straight out the back of the house. One has a 90-degree bend inside the tank meaning the end of the pipe ...
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Water tank anode rod replacement part

Heard that this part should be replaced and I can't find a replacement part for my model in my manual or online anywhere. Can I just buy a generic one at the hardware store and what kind should I get? ...
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Get water from pressure tank when pressure from direct provider is low?

I'm planning on DIYing our water tank and water pressure tank but need help on a few things. My plan is to have 2 water inline going into our house main line. First water inline will be direct from ...
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Can a clear tube added on the outside of a water tank be used to read the water level?

I have a water tank that I want to read the level on. I would like whatever device I use to be passive. I have seen the 'cat and mouse'-type weight and pulley device, which doesn't suit my purposes (I ...
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Adjusting Air Pressure in Well Pressure tank

I need to refill my air pressure in a well pressure tank and have received conflicting reports on how to drain the tank. Some say that the tank has to drain completely (from the valve at the bottom of ...
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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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Replacing pressure gauge on water holding tank

The water coming in from the well is supplied by thick rubber type pipe cut and angled with metal bands. There is no cut off valve to the water holding tank. I need to replace the pressure gauge (...
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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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Can we set up 2 water pumps such that they never run simultaneously?

We are planning to install 2 water pumps, with 2 overhead tanks. Water outflow of these tanks will be different, so the pumps will mostly run at different times. Pumps are triggered based on water ...
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Does a new water tank need to be installed at the same height as an existing one for the floats to work properly?

I'm installing a 500 gallon water tank next to an existing water tank... The existing tank holds 300 gallons and is fed by well water. This tank has a float shut off and a pump that pumps into a ...
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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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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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Is it safe to set my water heater tank to vacation during winter time? What else can I turn off to save heating bills during winter?

Is it safe to turn set my water heater tank to vacation during winter because I am mostly away from my house? I live in Canada. What else can I turn off to save heating bills during winter when I am ...
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What is this tank?

There was a spigot that was randomly in our yard when we first moved in a couple months ago. Now that the weather is somewhat warmer, I decided to finally dig it up and find the source of water. While ...
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How to connect two different height water tank on pump?

I have a two.different size water tanks, 1500 liter and 500 liter. Both water tank height and width is different. 1500 liter tank width- 49.5” height- 56” 500 liter tank width- 36.5” height- 36”...
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How to fix water leak coming from pressure gauge/valve on water tank?

The pressure gauge connected to my well water tank is dripping very slowly. Maybe few drops per day. I am guessing this based on the accumulated water in the container underneath. It seems that liquid ...
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How do I shut off hot and cold water in the house

I want to replace a kitchen tap. I know how to turn off my main cold water supply, but I don't know how to shut off the hot supply from the large hot water tank in the basement. There is no valve ...
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What metal is most suitable for a ladder submerged in an underground water tank?

I need a ladder in my underground water tank at home, to enable easy access for cleaning and maintenance operations. The water from the underground tank is used for drinking, apart from other ...