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06-13-19, 05:30 PM
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Posted By Dave4242

Currently, in an effort to boost the...

Currently, in an effort to boost the effectiveness of the older well and pressure tank, they had run copper from the domestic water system. So, we have copper at domestic system, and a ...
06-13-19, 04:48 PM
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Views: 583
Posted By Dave4242

Thanks. I dont know too much about system...

Thanks. I dont know too much about system itself. Each zone seems to have 3 heads. I was going to change nozzles to 2 gpm (figuring my well seems to pump 7 or so). There are 9 zones. I would run 4...
06-12-19, 04:10 PM
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Views: 583
Posted By Dave4242

Running 1 PEX to supply sprinklers from main

Hello,

we we just bought a house that has inground sprinklers. They were tied to an old shallow well that is no longer delivering the water. Pressure and flow are both bad. It would cost...
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Views: 285
Posted By Dave4242

That makes sense. Thanks. One other thing...we...

That makes sense. Thanks. One other thing...we actually have two wells. One is the shallow one that we were planning on using for irrigation. We also have a deep well for household water usage. They...
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Posted By Dave4242

Thanks. Im not sure what its capable of. We...

Thanks. Im not sure what its capable of. We just got this started today. But I think I n Ed to get the switch without the low pressure cutout. Would that be the one that does not have MP4 in model...
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Views: 285
Posted By Dave4242

Thanks. I cleaned out the nipple. Seems like the...

Thanks. I cleaned out the nipple. Seems like the switch I bought has some low water cutoff that can cause problems with sprinklers. The cutoff shuts off the switch at 30 psi (10 below cutin). My...
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Views: 285
Posted By Dave4242

Pumptrol not kicking on

we just bought a house that has a shallow well dedicated to the sprinklers. I couldnt get power to the submersible pump, so I bypassed the pressure switch, and I got water. I bought a new Square D...
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Views: 2,798
Posted By Dave4242

Just wanted to post an update. tackled it on...

Just wanted to post an update. tackled it on Saturday. I was able to get the branch of the wye high enough. I also looped the drain hose up high. I have a very tiny drip from the tailpiece where it...
02-09-18, 08:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 594
Posted By Dave4242

I have the Ecobee thermostat, which we love....

I have the Ecobee thermostat, which we love. Works on WiFi. As far as the load, in heat pump mode, each leg of the 220 line pulls 2.5 amps. In fast recovery mode,with the heating elements going, each...
02-09-18, 07:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 594
Posted By Dave4242

control electric heat pump remotely with contactor

We have a vacation place with an electric heat pump for DHW that is 220V and 30 amp. I would like to control it remotely so that the water is hot when we arrive. I tend to turn off the breaker when...
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Views: 2,798
Posted By Dave4242

Thanks again. Im going to tackle it later his...

Thanks again. Im going to tackle it later his weekend. Ive done a fair amount of minor plumbing. One last question...with the side leg on the wye, what part needs to be above the bottom of the...
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Views: 2,798
Posted By Dave4242

Sorry for the dumb question, but after I add the...

Sorry for the dumb question, but after I add the wye, the trap will be lower. How will I get the pipe up higher to connect to the horizontal pipe?
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Views: 2,798
Posted By Dave4242

Thanks guys. Will do it the way you recommend.

Thanks guys. Will do it the way you recommend.
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Posted By Dave4242

Can I drain dishwasher into horizontal pipe?

We are installing a dishwasher, and the drain pipes are really pretty tight under the sink. The sink is a farmhouse sink and sits very low. As in the picture, there is really no room to add the pipe...
Forum: Water Heaters
01-01-18, 05:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 656
Posted By Dave4242

So I borrowed a Fluke ammeter and placed the...

So I borrowed a Fluke ammeter and placed the clamp around one leg of the 240 circuit. With heater in heat pump mode, it pulls 2.5 amps. When I switched heat pump to run with electric elements, it...
Forum: Water Heaters
12-29-17, 01:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 656
Posted By Dave4242

Heres a silly question. Im borrowing someones...

Heres a silly question. Im borrowing someones Fluke clamp meter. With heat pump running, if I place clamp around one conductor and get amperage, do I multiply that number by 240 to get wattage?...
Forum: Water Heaters
12-25-17, 08:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 656
Posted By Dave4242

A little update....I connected the Kill-a-Watt to...

A little update....I connected the Kill-a-Watt to the wine cooler and checked it after 12 hours. It really used very little power. I think it was 1 kWh after 12 hours. That would be 60 kWh for the...
12-25-17, 07:50 AM
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Posted By Dave4242

Adjust regulator on Thermador propane cooktop?

We just bought a house with a propane range top. It is a Thermador professional series from 1980's or 90's. The propane tank, which only serves the cooktop, has a regulator, and there is another...
Forum: Water Heaters
12-19-17, 10:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 656
Posted By Dave4242

When I turn on heat pump, the little light that...

When I turn on heat pump, the little light that comes on is heat pump only. I’m definitely checking the wine cooler. Seems like it runs a lot.
Forum: Water Heaters
12-18-17, 06:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 656
Posted By Dave4242

I have a kill-a-watt and was going to bring it...

I have a kill-a-watt and was going to bring it up. I looked at the pellet stove specs, and 3 running for hours can also add up. I’ll post back what I find out
Forum: Water Heaters
12-18-17, 04:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 656
Posted By Dave4242

Unfortunately we are not there now. It has a heat...

Unfortunately we are not there now. It has a heat pump only setting, which we use. We typically don’t need hot water until the next morning. There is a hybrid setting that switches between heat pump...
Forum: Water Heaters
12-18-17, 04:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 656
Posted By Dave4242

Should we shut off GE heat pump/water heater in weekend house

We bought a house this past September that has a large GE heat pump used to make DHW. It has multiple settings. We leave it on the heat pump setting, which is supposed to be the most efficient.
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11-26-17, 06:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 536
Posted By Dave4242

We had that same issue in our shed. Mice had...

We had that same issue in our shed. Mice had gotten into a floodlight and chewed insulation. White and ground were then touching. But indicator lights are not lighting on the breaker.
11-26-17, 06:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 536
Posted By Dave4242

Murray AFCI/GFCI trips after install

We have a Murray Model 14 Type F subpanel. LC020S. I installed a Murray AFCI/GFCI MP-GAT2 (MP115DFP). I put the neutral from the circuit on the breaker and put the pigtail on the neutral buss. It...
Replies: 11
Views: 730
Posted By Dave4242

Boiler is running now. Is it normal for water in...

Boiler is running now. Is it normal for water in sight glass to pulsate rapidly up and down a couple inches as it runs?
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