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Aerating leech field

How deep are the weeping tiles usually in the ground? I'm going to aerate the property and was wondering if it would be wise to aerate the leech field too? This is not a raised bed or anything like...
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Here a couple of ideas. -I've found that with...

Here a couple of ideas.
-I've found that with my house being on a well with no clorinated water that the drains smell quicker than when I was on city water. Get some drain cleaner for septic systems...
05-03-06, 10:04 AM
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Call the city or municipality that you live in....

Call the city or municipality that you live in. Most places have an engineer or by-law enforcement officer. A lot of towns have language on drainage. Downspouts not facing a neighbour’s house within...
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Thanks for the info. So the pressure tank...

Thanks for the info.

So the pressure tank can't boost pressure but is simply a storage tank so the pump doesn't start everytime a tap is opened? For increased pressure you'd need what called a...
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Grundfos Jetpump JP-5 1/2HP 115V 8.6A 3450 rpm

Just wondering if anyone has the specs on this unit. The unit is about 6 years old and works well. I would like to know primarily what the gpm is at 90 feet? I'm fairly new to the house and a well...
03-17-06, 10:20 AM
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First you need to get a permit from the city....

First you need to get a permit from the city. You'll have to provide them with details of what you're planning and then they may carry out several inspections over the course of the project. You can...
03-14-06, 09:06 AM
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The more I read the less afraid I get. I'm in the...

The more I read the less afraid I get. I'm in the process of replacing switches and outlets and splices too on my aluminum wire circuits. Safety lies in quality of supplies and workmanship. What you...
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If it's that bad and you don't want to deal with...

If it's that bad and you don't want to deal with it you might want to check out sewage pumps. I'm not sure what they'll handle but it's worth a look. You just want to make sure that you're pumping to...
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Depending on the depth of your pit, you can sit...

Depending on the depth of your pit, you can sit your pump on top of a couple of bricks or something similiar. The silt will settle on the bottom of the pit and every year or so you'll have to cycle...
02-23-06, 06:31 AM
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I think that I got in deeper than I wanted....

I think that I got in deeper than I wanted. Unfortunately, the law is always subject to interpretation. It just depends on which inspector happens to show up at your house and whether or not he is in...
02-22-06, 01:19 PM
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RACRAFT Sorry if I'm wrong but I live in...

RACRAFT
Sorry if I'm wrong but I live in Ontario and was sure that I read I needed a dedicated circuit for the sump pump maybe it was just a gfci protected circuit. Hey, I'm no expert that's why I'm...
02-21-06, 08:49 AM
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sump pump power drain

The house is about 35 years old so aluminum wiring is abundant. The sump pump which I believe is a 1/3 hp is on a 15 amp circuit with aluminum wiring. When the pump starts the lights in the house dim...
02-20-06, 10:30 AM
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How are they getting into the bar? I'm guessing...

How are they getting into the bar? I'm guessing that it's an outdoor bar? The sprinkler thing may be out in this case. There are ultrasonic pest deterents that work really well depending on the kind...
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Sounds like restricted air or a safety shutoff....

Sounds like restricted air or a safety shutoff. Chimney or vent could be blocked fully or partially. Depending of efficiency of unit it could be an intake restriction or exhaust restriction.
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Sounds like you're raining creosote. If you're...

Sounds like you're raining creosote. If you're using wet wood or if the chimeny tiles have absorbed a lot of moisture and and the fire isn't hot enough yet and it's cold outside, The moisture is...
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Programmable thermostat. Good idea?

Sorry if this question has already been answered but I did a search and found nothing on it. I just bought a house with an Electronic ignition mid-efficiency gas fired boiler which has baseboards...
11-02-05, 07:43 AM
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Thanks for everyone's help. At this point I'll...

Thanks for everyone's help. At this point I'll use the 10/2 since I can't think of anything else but the heater ever using 240. All of my tools run on 110 for now. It's an easy fix in the future...
11-02-05, 04:19 AM
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The heater's plate only reads 240V 60 Hz 4800 W....

The heater's plate only reads 240V 60 Hz 4800 W. The plug cords which is about 5' long reads 60 degrees 12/3. The prongs and plug itself are about twice the size of a normal plug.

Maybe I used a...
11-01-05, 10:36 AM
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The heater has a plug and two fins turned 90...

The heater has a plug and two fins turned 90 degress to a normal plug but other than than it looks like a normal 110V grounded plug . This is the orientation of the plug -.-

I did the connection...
11-01-05, 04:48 AM
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Posted By dave9526

240V Heater wire guarge on long run

I want to install an outlet for a portable construction heater in my attached garage. You've all seen the orange box fans with a stove element inside? It draws 240V/4800W and will be situated about...
11-01-05, 04:23 AM
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Posted By dave9526

Two different answers, not exactly what I was...

Two different answers, not exactly what I was hoping for. Thanks for the help but I'll pose the question to an electrician from my area. I have to bring one in to put COPALUM crimp connectors on some...
10-28-05, 01:04 PM
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Posted By dave9526

water pump & furnace hookup to generator

I have a water pump that runs on a 15 amp 110 circuit. I have a natural gas fired boiler with electronic ignition that runs on another 15 amp 110 circuit. I have a 5200 watt running capacity Coleman...
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