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Hi: I know that much (but little more). The...

Hi: I know that much (but little more). The switch came preset at 20-40. I want to have 30-50lbs. as I always used. I put 28lbs in the tank and adjusted the switch to cut in at 30# and off at 50#. It...
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Posted By TomLusk

Pump or tank problem?

I thought I had (with your help) solved the pump installation I've been messing with.

Everything seemed to go smoothly, BUT

the problem I'm having now is when the pump cuts in when the tank is...
04-28-19, 05:00 AM
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Posted By TomLusk

Thanks Pete. Is this the unit I would need? The...

Thanks Pete. Is this the unit I would need? The panel is SQUARE D. https://www.grainger.com/product/SQUARE-D-Unit-Mount-Circuit-Breaker-5B985

When it says unit mount (not panel) I guess these are...
04-27-19, 07:19 PM
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Posted By TomLusk

The #12 run from the panel is approx. 80'. ...

The #12 run from the panel is approx. 80'.

Is it almost guaranteed that the breaker will trip when the water pumps cuts in? The pool pump will be running fairly regularly in a few months 12-18...
04-27-19, 06:31 PM
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Posted By TomLusk

Thanks for your response. So if the pool...

Thanks for your response.

So if the pool pump (dual voltage) is running at 240V and shows a MAX load of 7.5A (from label) and the water pump label shows 5.0A , MAX 5.0A, I could run into problems...
04-27-19, 04:41 PM
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Posted By TomLusk

Adding a pump to existing circuit.

I have an existing 20A circuit going to my pool pump house. It services the 1 HP pool pump that has a dedicated switch box. See photo 1.

I'd like to re-wire the pool house so that the switch box...
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Posted By TomLusk

Well, my good luck didn't last. New pump...

Well, my good luck didn't last. New pump installed, STA-KON connector kit with shrink tubing used to connect wiring. Everything hooked up and powered on.

Pressure switch manually closed to...
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Posted By TomLusk

Hi again. Thanks for the grappling hook idea. I...

Hi again. Thanks for the grappling hook idea. I rigged up a lead weight with a couple of large hooks and lowered it down to the bottom of the well. Lifted a couple of feet, then felt weight. 5...
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Posted By TomLusk

I just plumbed the well and at approx. 60' I hit...

I just plumbed the well and at approx. 60' I hit a creamy silt. At 40' approx. I make contact with something, I would guess pipe, but the weight slides by it easily. Above 40' there is no indication...
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Posted By TomLusk

I pulled approx. 40' of cable up. Is it...

I pulled approx. 40' of cable up.

Is it possible to pull the pipe (still attached to the pump) out at this stage?
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Posted By TomLusk

Well, that was interesting...

I tied off the cable securely, then loosened the front bolts on the split cap.

Instantly, the wooden plug and the pump wires disappeared down the casing, followed by a thumping sound 3 or 4...
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Posted By TomLusk

Need more help. A couple questions.

Hi: I had decided to get a pro in to do this job, but can't get anyone to come until mid-may!

My wife will have left me by then...

So -it looks like a DIY job again.

Here are some shots to...
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Posted By TomLusk

Thanks, PD. I don't know what type of pipe...

Thanks, PD.

I don't know what type of pipe is down there. Hopefully it's poly.

I need all the breaks I can get.
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Posted By TomLusk

I had the current checked yesterday and confirmed...

I had the current checked yesterday and confirmed no current draw from the pump. It had stopped all action in the morning. The pump is over 30 years old, so I guess it's surprising it lasted this...
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Posted By TomLusk

Deep well submersible pump problem.

We began having problems with sporadic flow approx. a month ago.

Today was the first day that I was able to drain the tank and try and figure what the problem is. Our well is 100' from the house...
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Posted By TomLusk

Removing wattage limiter (?) from ceiling fan.

I have a Harbor Breeze ceiling fan. The lights suddenly stopped working. The fan still works as it should.

I replaced the light pull chain switch, but this did not help.

I read that the wattage...
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Posted By TomLusk

Boat trailer loses a wheel...

While leaving my laneway this afternoon one of the wheels on my boat trailer decided to self-destruct, and went for a ride across my neighbors lawn.

The pictures show the aftermath.

I assume...
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Posted By TomLusk

Thumbs up Thanks!

I replaced the switch and nipple and everything is back to normal.

The nipple was corroded inside with a build-up of rust.

So glad this fixed it - PLAN B would have been expensive!

Thanks...
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Posted By TomLusk

Hi: It's a 3 wire system.

Hi: It's a 3 wire system.
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Posted By TomLusk

Pump keeps cutting out...

I have a well with a submersible pump that is 35 years old.

The well depth is supposedly 120' where an underground creek/river was located.

This afternoon we had no water coming to the house,...
06-10-18, 09:45 AM
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Posted By TomLusk

Thanks!

Thanks for the replies.

I have always been able to keep the PH level spot on with minor adjustments as needed.

I do have the option of draining the pool half way or so, then re-filling. Our...
06-10-18, 08:08 AM
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Posted By TomLusk

Strange pool readings and problem.

We've had our pool for 33 years and never seen anything like this.

I have not been able to get the pool water clear since opening up 10 days ago despite Ph readings and chlorine readings being...
06-07-18, 11:29 AM
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Posted By TomLusk

How to stop leak - poly fitting to pool pump.

My pool pump has started dripping from the joint of the plastic pump housing (discharge side) and the gray plastic screw-in fitting that connects to a poly pipe.

I disassembled it, inspected for...
03-21-18, 10:35 AM
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Posted By TomLusk

I did provide a bill of sale that confirmed the...

I did provide a bill of sale that confirmed the declared value. I do not know of any insurance that allows you to declare a greatly inflated value in order to collect extra $$ on a claim. I would not...
03-21-18, 10:27 AM
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Posted By TomLusk

That's my thinking. If I had packed the item and...

That's my thinking. If I had packed the item and it was damaged en route, I could blame myself for not packaging it securely enough.

But they built a custom crate and said it would "survive a trip...
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