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Posted By Sped2001

Replacing old (bladderless) expansion tank

My house was built in the 30s and has hot water heat with cast iron radiators.

The expansion tank is in the ceiling rafters above the furnace and is 12" diameter by 36" long... about 20 gallons....
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Posted By Sped2001

Maybe a Pressure Switch with Low Pressure Cut-Off...

Maybe a Pressure Switch with Low Pressure Cut-Off (https://www.amazon.com/Square-Schneider-Electric-FSG2J24M4CP-Pumptrol/dp/B000FKBY8W)?
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So, in the system being discussed in this thread,...

So, in the system being discussed in this thread, Is it safe to assume there is foot valve down in the well, in addition to the check valve at the pump?

With a jet pump, how hard and fast is the...
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In a system like this what practical difference...

In a system like this what practical difference does it make having the check valve at the pump vs. at the bottom of the well vs. somewhere in between? I always see mention of foot-valves, but...
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I've gone down my 36"x17' well a bunch of times,...

I've gone down my 36"x17' well a bunch of times, and might be doing so again this summer. What are some safety tips?

In the past I've just suspended a ladder from the top and climbed down.

The...
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Posted By Sped2001

It ought to work. The charger has a setting for...

It ought to work. The charger has a setting for AGM batteries, and AGM batteries can be charged at 0.2C = 0.2 x 75Ah = 15A. Charging at the max 16A would likely be fine. Restrict it to 8A if you...
05-24-16, 11:08 AM
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Posted By Sped2001

Thanks for all the replies. I'll go with the...

Thanks for all the replies. I'll go with the plastic unions. I'll use silicone grease and try to pick up some spare O Rings.
05-24-16, 08:36 AM
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Posted By Sped2001

Shallow well pump. Stationary. 17' well...

Shallow well pump. Stationary.

17' well depth, 1" PVC intake. I want to take the pump in each fall and don't want to cut and re-join the pvc each time.
05-24-16, 07:47 AM
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Posted By Sped2001

1" coupling for repeated connect/disconnect

I'm installing a water pump with 1" fpt on both intake and discharge. It'll only be used during the warmer months, and the location is a bit exposed, so I'd like to be able to easily remove it in...
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Posted By Sped2001

We have reverse osmosis for the drinking water....

We have reverse osmosis for the drinking water.

The untreated water from my shallow well smells and tastes way better than the water from my neighbors' deeper wells.

They make you go down 400...
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Posted By Sped2001

Thanks for all the replies. I have a 3/4 hp...

Thanks for all the replies.

I have a 3/4 hp Goulds jet pump and 20 gallon steel tank collecting dust in the garage, and could use them, but I'm keeping the Goulds in reserve for when the main pump...
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Posted By Sped2001

What is a better submersible pump that would...

What is a better submersible pump that would generate more head pressure?

I'm open to suggestions, but budget considerations make the Harbor Freight stuff attractive.
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Posted By Sped2001

Thanks. I've tried the flo tec pump with and...

Thanks.

I've tried the flo tec pump with and without a check valve, and with 1" and 3/4" intake pipes... but just can't get it to work, no matter how I prime it.

The submersible is really a...
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Posted By Sped2001

Cheaply drawing water from a shallow well

I need a good cheap way to draw water from a shallow well (other than a bucket).

I have a shallow well... 17 feet deep, 36" diameter, which usually has around 3 feet of water in it. What's a good...
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Posted By Sped2001

I had originally planned to blow out the point...

I had originally planned to blow out the point with air, but I can't get the check valve off the 1 1/4" galvanized pipe. The threads are corroded after being down the well for 15+ years.

I can...
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Posted By Sped2001

Thank you for the link. There is a lot of useful...

Thank you for the link. There is a lot of useful information there.

I guess the main decision I face is what type of point to bury in gravel at the bottom of the well. The points used in the...
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Posted By Sped2001

Replacing Well Point

I've got to replace the point in my 50 year old shallow dug well.

The well is 17 feet deep, and the water in it varies in depth from 5 feet down to a couple of inches, depending on the water...
12-16-11, 08:31 AM
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Posted By Sped2001

I would suspect a problem with the plug on the...

I would suspect a problem with the plug on the first string of lights, not the receptacle.

I recently had a similar thing happen here with a 120V 1500W heater. There was a problem with the plug,...
03-07-11, 01:08 PM
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Posted By Sped2001

I have the same generator, and have dedicated...

I have the same generator, and have dedicated outlets in various parts of the house to be powered by the generator during an outage. Under normal operation, though, those outlets are powered by a...
02-07-11, 04:18 PM
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Posted By Sped2001

Thanks very much for your help with this. As...

Thanks very much for your help with this.

As I said, it's an intermittent problem, and right now it is not manifesting itself.

When the problem reappears, the first thing I will try is turning...
02-05-11, 08:36 PM
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Posted By Sped2001

The tank yields over 1.5 gallons of water,...

The tank yields over 1.5 gallons of water, easily.

Yep, there's an allen screw on the pump. I never noticed it before. The pressure switch for the pump is between the RO system and the tank. It...
02-05-11, 06:48 PM
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Posted By Sped2001

The input pressure without the booster pump is...

The input pressure without the booster pump is pretty low.. 25 - 40 psi depending. The tank is 3 gallons.

Are you saying the pressure from the booster pump might be too high? How would I reduce...
02-05-11, 01:09 PM
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Posted By Sped2001

Problem with Microline Reverse Osmosis System

I have a Microline T.F.C-.4 reverse osmosis system with a s1227rs 25 gpd membrane. It has an aquatec 6800 booster pump. I just replaced the pre and post filters, the membrane and the flow...
01-13-11, 02:37 PM
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Posted By Sped2001

Here's what the PWRIC300012W inverter does: ...

Here's what the PWRIC300012W inverter does:

The inverter plugs directly into any 110 Vac outlet and a 12V DC battery bank. As long as there is 110 Vac available, the inverter passes the power...
01-11-11, 10:13 AM
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Posted By Sped2001

What if there is no transfer switch and extension...

What if there is no transfer switch and extension cords are being used?

Should the equipment being run off the cords share a ground with the house wiring?

Is it safe, unsafe, or does it matter?
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