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You can “pump” water uphill without using electricity - use a hydraulic ram pump or water hammer pump. Also some call it a clapper pump, as it tends to make a noise... All you need is flowing water but you may need to concern yourself with the delivery volume compared to the volume needed to drive it. However, there are many easily found resources explaining ...


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You cannot siphon water uphill. If two reservoirs A and B are connected by a siphon hose, water will flow from the reservoir whose surface is higher to the one whose surface is lower.


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That's not going to get you very far with actually pumping water uphill. It can get a drain/hose started -- like an aquarium siphon kit -- but if you need the water to exit the hose at a level above the water level within the barrel, a better solution would be an inexpensive submersible pump. You can find submersible pumps of varying sizes at major home ...


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I wanted to follow up with what I ended up doing (for posterity) in case someone else stumbles on this with the same problem. I carefully cut away the small plastic parts inside the plug so that it would fit and it has been working with no problem for many months.


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Funny the things you're able to find on the internet... I also live in Seattle, have what appears to be a 20 year old MultiPure water filter (was in the house when I bought it 11 years ago) and found my water to have a metallic taste, just after replacing the carbon filter. I also coincidentally had a couple of leaking quick fittings and replaced one of them ...


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Yes pull harder. The plastic has some flex but because it is “straight” it is kind of spring loaded pushing it self back.


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That's an index button for Moen Faucets


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IF you can drain it of all water, that would be good. Since this is often difficult, or requires major disassembly to achieve with any confidence, non-toxic RV antifreeze is another option to prevent damage.


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There are some companies who specialized in window repairs like this. You might consult with one or two local ones and get their opinion. Generally they drill a small hole, desiccate the interior, and refill with some inert gas. It can prolong the life of the window but as long as the same process that caused the issue to begin with is present, the window ...


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The seal would have had to have failed BEFORE your daughter squirted water on it. Her water getting in just alerted you to the problem. Give her a cookie and apologize for making her feel bad... In general it would cost more to try to clean and reseal it than it would cost to buy new sealed units.


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wow,25 feet from the water source is long.Save yourself money and buy Pex Ice Maker Line by the foot at HD or Lowes.should run about $10.00 for 30' then buy the 2 Brass Compression Fittings,I say this because this is what New Appliances use,its a clear line and should be easy enough,youtube install it.


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"Would you do it the same way or would you go copper?" I would run 1/4" copper tubing from the shut-off valve at the water source all the way to the wall behind the refrigerator; that line I would then consider a permanent install. This is especially appropriate if the line runs through/behind cabinets or other semi-inaccessible areas. At the ...


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Looking at Mattias' article on woodgears.ca, I think you can hang the uprights from the overhead floor joists and cut them off above the floor. The 2x4s coming down the wall provide a method to affix the shelving unit to the wall, not provide support from the floor. Some of the other contributors have "half-height" shelves pictured that only come ...


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Screw into the floor with galvanized brackets. Attach the 2x4 to the brackets with a gap. Prefably install a rubber flashing product to the bottom of the 2x4 and then use like a polyrurathane adhesive to further prevent wicking


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Sealing concrete repairs is extremely challenging the crack line from the new to the old concrete is usually where it will leak. The only way I have been able to stop these kind of leaks is with hydraulic cement. Hydraulic cement is kind of expensive but when I have to cut out toilet drains or plumbing in a slab I will fill it with hydraulic cement. It doesn’...


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Full port valve provide a flow diameter that is the same as the inlet/outlet ports. So, for example a 3/4" full port will be 3/4" throughout. A "standard" does NOT provide that and a 3/4" standard has a flow diameter restriction of something less than 3/4". Likely closer to 1/2". Why use one over the other? Full port ...


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Flaking of the face bricks, caused by dampness in the outer layer of the brick freezing and expanding when the moisture melts is common - especially with cheaper bricks. You should have a damp proof course - and the patio really ought not to have bridged it. One can be injected into the brick, for a price. Provided the internal side of the wall is never damp,...


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Normally PRV valves take a few seconds to get to the position that is needed to keep the pressure at the set point, I would suggest this is the source of the wine or squeal the water meter if you listen has a little shuttle that goes back and forth the more water that is used the faster it goes back and forth. A PRV has a diaphragm that is spring loaded that ...


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After consulting a landscaper and a driveway paver, it appears the issue was primarily just settling/runoff. With the bricks, for some reason, the builder had them overhanging the foundation by about half an inch, which made the hole seem bigger than it was. The landscaper filled the gap under the bricks and the missing mortar with hydraulic cement. The ...


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I have a water softener just like yours , mine is a little more newer , and I have twin tanks. I put in 7 lbs of soda ash and about a quarter of a gallon of hypochlorite every time I fill my 35 gallon feeder tank. That was how Culligan instructed us , when we purchased new. Water has been great and no issues. Hope this helps!!!


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My guess would be the line above the pump may be cracked on a submersible a check valve keeps the water in the tank but at the crack the water drains back and when the well kicks in water pushes the air into the tank. A submersible will only have power and 1 line going down the well head. Pulling a pump is not really that hard but one thing most don’t tend ...


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You will not have a siphoning effect unless the corrugated pipe is completely filled with water and no air is allowed to enter it, which will not happen from a gutter draining into it. No real consequences of the water sitting there. Most of the water will drain out if the pipe is perfectly level, which will be hard to do. The remaining water will be the ...


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