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So when I read the spec label on my Diamond brand...

So when I read the spec label on my Diamond brand 1/2 Hp jet pump it said that it had a max. load of 12.4Amps. Not sure if that is continuous or a surge load at the beginning, if jet pumps even have...
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Sounds good. Thanks you.

Sounds good. Thanks you.
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Wire Guage for 1/2Hp Jet Pump

OK. So I am currently enjoying the wonderful effects that come from Spring River Flooding at my cottage/camp. This year it is unreal. Record flooding levels have now put a few feet of water in my...
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I can't tell you precisely what is wrong with...

I can't tell you precisely what is wrong with your motor but I do know that "no spark" gives you "no power" not "low power". So I have to assume your spark test was incorrect. A proper spark tester...
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I can't say how much performance loss his lawn...

I can't say how much performance loss his lawn tractor experienced, but in my case, I seem to remember the mower chugging a bit before it recovered from the backfire, which in my case was in the...
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Have we beat to death the seat sensor? For a...

Have we beat to death the seat sensor?

For a long time my mower would backfire when I went from level ground down a hill, usually at a higher speed. It was not really noticeable to me but when...
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The pressure tank air pressure is too high. ...

The pressure tank air pressure is too high. Setting pressures using pressure guages to within 2 psi is a little difficult. Just remove a couple psi of air pressure and if the problem is solved,...
05-01-19, 12:10 PM
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OK. Thanks a lot for all the information. Your...

OK. Thanks a lot for all the information. Your thoughts and suggestions are greatly appreciated.

My latest news is the water seems to be in a decline. Down 8 inches since my first post. My...
05-01-19, 09:52 AM
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Here is a picture of the wire I am talking about....

Here is a picture of the wire I am talking about. Definitely Canadian. Those wires are moving along the main beam. It has become quite wonky over the years and the need to raise it up and fix it...
05-01-19, 08:13 AM
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I might have been generous in some places, saying...

I might have been generous in some places, saying 2ft to 3 ft, but perhaps the re-wire could be done in a combination of crawlspace and main floor wiring.

It is definitely older wire. I suspect...
05-01-19, 07:14 AM
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Thanks for that. I kind of thought the code...

Thanks for that. I kind of thought the code approach would be "replace it all".

As we know, that statement is a lot easier to say then to do. Even if money was unlimited, in my case I have a...
04-30-19, 10:44 AM
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Flooded Insulated Electrical Wiring

OK. So I have a cottage on the Ottawa River and right now we are experiencing record flooding. As I speak, I have water in my crawl space right up to within 2 inches under my subfloor. The good...
04-30-19, 07:38 AM
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OK. I have one of those thumb screws on the...

OK. I have one of those thumb screws on the inside shut off valve for my outside hose bibs. When I remove my hose and turn off the water for the winter, I open that valve. It allows the water that...
04-26-19, 10:15 AM
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I imagine you attempted to tighten the thumb...

I imagine you attempted to tighten the thumb screw in the picture. That screw is to allow water in the pipe to drain out, when loosened. So it basically comes with a hole in it and will always leak...
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It may not be your problem, but with one arm...

It may not be your problem, but with one arm shower valves BOTH hot and cold water mains need to be turned on for ANY water to flow. If one is off the shower head automatically shuts off the other. ...
04-10-19, 07:15 AM
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I have an outboard motor that goes on a boat. ...

I have an outboard motor that goes on a boat. When I need to change the impeller (engine cooling water pump) I pull the lower unit down. The drive shaft from the motor comes down with the lower...
04-07-19, 11:29 AM
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Yes. Sharkbites spin continuously but that does...

Yes. Sharkbites spin continuously but that does not seem to cause it to leak. It is normal for sharkbites.

That said, I don't understand why they cannot fix this issue. I find it annoying and...
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The other question is about the hill. Are we...

The other question is about the hill. Are we talking about a hill where the water pipe goes up one side and then right back down the other side, to your house. Or are we talking about a house that...
03-29-19, 11:12 AM
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OK. First, you do not need to shut off the flow....

OK. First, you do not need to shut off the flow. The air pressure in your new pressure tank will shut it off for you. Once the pressure builds up, enough that your neighbor senses it, his pump...
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If that is the Danco Perfect Seal I can tell you...

If that is the Danco Perfect Seal I can tell you that they just don't work. I wish they would take them off the shelf. I should correct that statement. They won't work for probably 90% of all...
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What about using the pipe that threads into the...

What about using the pipe that threads into the nipple. Use the leverage provided by its length to get the nipple to turn slightly (until it hits the holes in the bottom of the tank) by tapping on...
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The only other issue I can think of is the...

The only other issue I can think of is the possibility of running your well dry, temporarily, while the pump, pumps that much water up and then does nothing for long periods of time. Good for the...
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Sorry, saw the word jet pump and then started...

Sorry, saw the word jet pump and then started typing. I didn't notice the word was in the context of changing it.
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The only concern I would have about shutting off...

The only concern I would have about shutting off the pump until you need water is that you may also need to reprime it. If you can shut off the pressure tank as well or have a valve between the...
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If the pump is shutting off and there is no...

If the pump is shutting off and there is no safety shut off engaging, then it sounds like an electrical problem of some sort, either with the pump or wiring.

That said, even if you switched it off...
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