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Simple sedimentation tanks setup for clean water supply at home

Inflow to both tanks should be tangential and at the top. Outflow from both tanks should be central and at the top. That's employing vortex filtration by spinning the water in the tank, so the ...
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Simple sedimentation tanks setup for clean water supply at home

I wouldn't draw from the bottom of the first tank; that defeats the purpose by drawing the most sediment laden water. Seems to me you want both flowing upward. Ideally with some centrifugal separation ...
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Simple sedimentation tanks setup for clean water supply at home

This seems like it would work, assuming your water flow speeds could remain low enough. Some alternate options that are commonly used in industry are a horizontal flow sediment tank, and a tank with ...
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What might be causing these noises in my plumbing?

This issue has resolved itself. Here are my notes, in chronological order: Leading up to the problem I removed a water softener and replaced the missing section with pex Before thinking to bleed the ...
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Two Zone Boiler System. One calls for heat, both zone return lines get hot

Probably thermo-syphoning (heat delivery without pumping. Hot water rises and cold water falls. Might be aggravated by the comically large iron lines (old steam system, converted to hot water? ...
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How do I locate abnormal sounds in my water pipes?

your abnormal vid sounds like a bad toilet fill valve. you need to open various other faucets that give a smooth flow of water and see if the sound always persists. Per your comment you believe the ...
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How do I locate abnormal sounds in my water pipes?

Whenever the flow of water turns a pipe corner, the change in momentum requires a force from the pipe. My expectation is that 2 unrestrained corners have dumb-lucked upon a resonant frequency of the ...
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When well pressure gets below 60 psi, pressure drops and well kicks on

Your pressure tank is evidently set incorrectly, or the bladder (or diaphragm) has failed. That should not have caused the pressure switch setting to change, though. With no pressure on the water side ...
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