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Because the pump does not start instantly. The 2-3 PSI below cut-in is to provide water while the pump is starting - without it, pressure will drop to zero (or very nearly) every time when water runs out but the pump is still spinning up. Indeed, you can evaluate actual adequacy of pressure (in case your tire gauge and water gauge might disagree) by ...


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I have replaced the T & P valve in a gas water heater , no big deal just a good wrench. Mine was easier than yours because my outflow pipe went straight down to a floor drain ( concrete basement ). Also mine was just a slow drip leak . Because you need to turn your water off , it may be faster to call a plumber.


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Without knowing the whole circumstance of what you want to do or the complete set-up of piping & control, allow me to say that the location of the bladder tank does not matter as long as you can control the operation of the well pump. I think that the best answer would be to bury the water line between the barn and house deep enough to prevent it from ...


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I built a balasted railing system on a roof deck using a single border of 4x8pt. I let the wood naturally weather for 6 months before putting the outline together. The longest pieces were 26' and the longest sections were 40'. Allowing it to naturally weather let me pick the straightest pieces and cut the warped pieces for smaller sections of my outline. ...


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Where I live this is a standard way of building short retaining walls for small garden plots. 1/2" or 5/8" rebar at least 2 feet into the ground every 3/4 feet. pack the gravel and if it's deep you may need longer rebar. Large drain rock can be very hard to pound through. Usually it's not necessary, but you can put a point on the rebar by ...


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No! This would work fine for your sinks, though anyone who visits would get confused because they would assume "hot on the left, cold on the right". (I learned that years ago from an HVAC supplier who didn't think much of ordinary plumbers - all they need to know is "hot on the left, cold on the right, #()$@(#$% runs downhill". But I ...


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Your question boils down to "please validate my wonky idea" and I will absolutely NOT. Yes, you can do it but you shouldn't. At best your proposal is something that would be done in a super emergency situation. You can switch the hot and cold lines at the tank but that would really be quite an obtuse solution. So now your cold valve gives hot ...


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