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10-02-20, 11:32 AM
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Posted By sky jumper

having a subpanel in the garage would be nice for...

having a subpanel in the garage would be nice for future EV charger or garage heater. could be a selling point in 10 years.
09-29-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 330
Posted By sky jumper

forgive the ignorant question - but what are the...

forgive the ignorant question - but what are the bushings for? where do they get used?
09-28-20, 08:26 AM
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Views: 330
Posted By sky jumper

yeah I would've thought so too, but when the...

yeah I would've thought so too, but when the inspector was here inspecting the conduit depth I talked to him about all this, and he was the one who suggested going back into the meter... he said to...
09-27-20, 03:28 PM
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Views: 330
Posted By sky jumper

ok. at the garage I'm going through the wall...

ok. at the garage I'm going through the wall about 18" above grade (I have siding trim detail for this purpose). the panel will be normal height, so I can't just nipple into the panel from the LB - I...
09-27-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 330
Posted By sky jumper

125A feeder to garage

I am running a 125A (1/1/1/6 copper) feed from the house to a new detached garage. 2 PVC conduit is in the ground already. Now I need to run the conduit into the garage, and also do the hookup at...
06-05-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 271
Posted By sky jumper

Is this a buried service cable?

was digging down to find an old sump pump drain pipe and found the attached pic. this looks like burried electrical service cable. its about 1" diameter??? it is about 5ft deep. it was obviously...
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Views: 375
Posted By sky jumper

the last 6-10ft??? are you saying the sump is out...

the last 6-10ft??? are you saying the sump is out in the yard somewhere pushing water up toward the house??? then what is that 1.5" pipe coming out of the house??? is that not the sump?? (or another...
04-23-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By sky jumper

25ppm is fine, but when are you measuring it?...

25ppm is fine, but when are you measuring it? right after regeneration, or right before? how much iron do you have? if there is iron in your water then it is clogging your softener. regular salt...
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Views: 375
Posted By sky jumper

based on your photos, it appears the first 6-10ft...

based on your photos, it appears the first 6-10ft are a few inches deep, and then it drops down via a 90. Those first 6-10ft should be the same depth as the rest of the pipe, allowing for slope of...
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Views: 286
Posted By sky jumper

is there not a check valve in the discharge pipe...

is there not a check valve in the discharge pipe directly above the pump? there should be. if you don't have a check valve you need to add one. the addition of the check valve itself may or may not...
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Views: 775
Posted By sky jumper

the first thing you need to do is get a Hach...

the first thing you need to do is get a Hach HA-77 iron/hardness test kit. https://www.hach.com/hardness-and-iron-color-disc-test-kit-model-ha-77/product?id=7640217334
This will tell you (with high...
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Views: 342
Posted By sky jumper

just to pile on... running every 20 minutes is...

just to pile on...
running every 20 minutes is not that active. that's barely a trickle. but you say it's never happened before in over 4 years in the house... so something changed. my guess is...
04-08-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 491
Posted By sky jumper

RobDude - I saw your other thread about your Iron...

RobDude - I saw your other thread about your Iron Filter. In that thread you said your system seemed to work, and you were curious about periodic maintenance of the Fe filter... I take it by this...
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Views: 759
Posted By sky jumper

you've gotten some good advice here, but I'll...

you've gotten some good advice here, but I'll offer a different perspective --- junk the BWD system. I have done battle with them and I have nothing good to say about them. I could go on for hours...
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Views: 363
Posted By sky jumper

for example this is the repair tutorial for my...

for example this is the repair tutorial for my fleck 5000 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Db0cWKWju54

also, there's a product called crystal clean iron filter in a bottle. it's a water softener...
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Views: 363
Posted By sky jumper

I've got a fair amount of experience with this. ...

I've got a fair amount of experience with this.
first off, it really depends on how much iron is in your raw well water. do you know? if you have high iron >4ppm then you really need to service the...
04-04-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 406
Posted By sky jumper

Fence Post Spacing

I'm planning a 7ft tall wood fence. 6x6 treated posts, 2x6 treated rails and panels. the top and bottom rails I plan to install perpendicular to the panels for additional horizontal rigidity (like...
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Views: 7,195
Posted By sky jumper

here's how I ended up building it. my brother and...

here's how I ended up building it. my brother and I did this in a little over a week.

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Posted By sky jumper

so the crud around the output looks to be the...

so the crud around the output looks to be the residue from the corroded back wall of the tank. above the water line it's all crumbling. I actually punched a hole right through it, and patched it with...
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Views: 867
Posted By sky jumper

so I poked and prodded and all the crud around...

so I poked and prodded and all the crud around the opening is some kind of mixture of gravel and "cream cheese" for lack of a better term. not sure where it came from or how it formed there, but I...
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Views: 867
Posted By sky jumper

Septic output baffle corrosion

my septic system has 2 tanks. the first is a 1000 gal single chamber. the 2nd is a 1000 gal 2 chamber. the output of the 2nd tank looks corroded and I want to add a filter. but what's left of the...
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Views: 501
Posted By sky jumper

something could amiss with the dishcarge piping....

something could amiss with the dishcarge piping. it should go outside the house and immediately dump into a 4" drain pipe (PVC or black corrugated) which then takes the water as far from the house as...
Replies: 2
Views: 432
Posted By sky jumper

ok well I think I saw your other thread...

ok well I think I saw your other thread https://www.doityourself.com/forum/electrical-ac-dc/603345-wiring-pump.html

so where is that pump discharging to?? what's over there?? your neighbor?

so...
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Views: 432
Posted By sky jumper

a bit more detail would be helpful. 1) so...

a bit more detail would be helpful.
1) so there's a pump down in the drywell? outside? where does it discharge?
2) you have slope 70ft away such that water will run downhill?? how far downhill? ...
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Views: 2,923
Posted By sky jumper

Karwoda - how has your pump performed over the...

Karwoda - how has your pump performed over the past few weeks? I have a situation similar to yours - here's my lessons learned/advice:

1. you have a high water table, and some drainage issues...
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