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

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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 ...
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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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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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How can I repair a leaking water tank?

I have a leaking water tank here in Bombay, India. I'm looking for suggestions on how to repair it.The tank is a plastic Sintex water tank. There are cracks around a water pipe running into the side ...
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How can I prevent unpleasant smells and organisms in our water tank?

There is an 8000 liter water tank on top of my house which provides water for the house. Bacteria, fungi, algae, etc. often start developing in the tank, giving unpleasant smells, etc. The water is ...
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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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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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Should we install an overhead tank or cistern tank?

We are building our home (a 2-storey house) and a cistern tank was suggested by our architect for aesthetics. We asked around the neighborhood and one person has a cistern and an overhead tank but ...
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Replacing 47-gal electric water heater with no pan and elevated drain

I recently moved into a condo unit in Washington, DC (2nd floor of 2 story building) and I'm looking to replace the 47-gal lowboy electric water heater that's from 2003. The problem is that there is ...
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What are the differences between an expansion tank and a pressure sensor?

We have a red expansion tank in our building. We have so many problems with this tank. Every 3 months we have to change the tanks tube because the tube is perforated every 3 months. Now an expert (...
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Very low water pressure in house

I have a single stored house with an overhead tank and a one inch pipe running down. In bath rooms this one inch pipe is reduced to half inch as all our bath room fittings come with .5 inch gauge. I ...
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How can I reconnect a compression joint without replacing the olive?

We had a leak from our water storage tank and in order to replace the platform that the tank was on, I disconnected all the pipes from the tank. There are three 22mm pipes that connect at low levels, ...
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Replacing a well pressure tank

I have a 19 gallon pressure tank that appears to be waterlogged. When tapping the tank it sounds like it is completely full of water and when running the water in the house the pump cycles constantly. ...
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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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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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Is using a globe valve on a water supply line a bad idea?

Our rented house has an individual plastic water tank to which the colony supplies water from their tanks regularly. The main water pipe fixed to the tank that comes from the colony had a ball valve (...
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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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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 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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How to open the lid of this toilet water tank?

Water is contantly leaking so I want to open the lid of the tank and fix the leak. However, I can't open up the lid! Any ideas? Picture 1: The water tank from above. The two buttons lifted out from ...
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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 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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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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How to fix leak coming from pressure gauge on water tank?

The pressure gauge that is located outside of my water tank is dripping about twice a minute. It seems like this is something I could simply replace but I wanted to get some advice as this is ...
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What's involved in moving a hot water tank to the garage

After a recent electric hot water tank leak on the second floor - I've decided to relocate the tank to the garage. On the other side of the block wall in the garage - I have the laundry room - so we ...
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Replacing a thermal store - hot water cylinder?

Any help would be appreciated, I have done several minor diy plumbing jobs previously but nothing to this extent! I am replacing a PulsaCoil 3 thermal store that has a leak on the internal cylinder, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Solar powered water pump

I have really low water pressure in my home at about 15 PSI and sometimes even 0. I already have a check valve on my main 3/4" line from the water meter. Since electricity is pretty expensive where I ...
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My cold water tank, has one inch of brown sludge at the bottom, what should I do

For the first time ever I have looked properly at my cold water tank. It has one inch of brown sludge at the bottom, what should I do. I assume this is the tank that provides the water hot/cold to ...
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Water pressure calculation from overhead tank

My overhead tank is at 12m height. From there a 50mm diameter pipe is running down and up to 50m horizontally and then raising from there to 6m to 3 bathrooms (no shower) and 3 wash basins. Is this ...
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Water pump and pipe size for maximum water intake?

Each floor is 12 feet in height. I already have the pump (Centrifugal Regenerative Self Priming 1HP Peripheral Type, Self Priming - 180sec At 3m STATIC SUCTION LIFT) and would like to know which is ...
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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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Regarding detaching a tube from a valve on the top of a water storage tank

I am trying to perform the tank sanitizing operation for the reverse osmosis system. One of the procedures involves detaching the tube from the valve, as shown in the first figure. The document does ...
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Glass thickness for plywood tank

Apologies if this question is misplaced. I'm needing to know the required thickness of a glass viewing window when installed in a large plywood/steel constructed aquaculture tank (for a home / DIY ...
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Is it possible to relocate my water heater?

I'm planning a complete refit of my bathroom, hopefully converting to a wet room, and I just wanted to get some idea of my options. The bathroom is (sadly) very small, around 1.7m x 2.3m. This is not ...
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temperature pressure valve leaking

I just change my pressure relief valve due to the previous valve dripping. This was suggested by my plumber. The new one is also dripping. What could the problem be?
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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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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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Cycle Stop Valve and well booster pump

I've been thinking about installing a CSV (cycle stop valve) after my F&W 2 horsepower booster pump to maintain a constant PSI at the house and put a stop to the water hammer. Has anyone done this?...
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Can a full expansion tank prevent the furnace from going on?

Woke up this morning and the furnace wasn't working. The furnace is relatively new, and there appears to be a small amount of water dripping from the top of the expansion tank. I know that the ...
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What problems could be caused by putting mains water in to the pipe from a shared water tank?

I'm having a boiler replaced and have chosen a combi boiler. One of the benefits is mains water pressure hot and cold water where previously I had low pressure coming from a tank. The boiler is in ...
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How do I repair a leak in a ferrocrete overhead water tank?

I have a ferrocrete overhead water tank. It has developed a leak at the edge. How do I repair this leak?
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