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07-17-17, 10:51 PM
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Posted By fromhollywood

Thanks very much for the idea of the tee and AAV....

Thanks very much for the idea of the tee and AAV. I will reconfigure the piping with two check valves (one at each pump) and the tee and AAV in the horizontal position right before the piping...
07-17-17, 02:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 679
Posted By fromhollywood

No, the water inside the tank never freezes as it...

No, the water inside the tank never freezes as it fills pretty quickly during rainy seasons and its over 4 feet deep. When I had that check valve you see in the photo, trapped water did freeze...
07-17-17, 12:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 679
Posted By fromhollywood

Thanks for the idea of the check valve. You can...

Thanks for the idea of the check valve. You can see I have a brass one in the photo but I had to remove that. The problem I had with using any check valve is that the 100' of mostly horizontal...
07-17-17, 09:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 679
Posted By fromhollywood

How to pipe two pumps into the same sump pit?

The attached photo is of a 500 gallon drainage tank which is at the low spot of my property. It fills with groundwater and then gets pumped as the water level rises. I have one large Zoeller pump...
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Views: 500
Posted By fromhollywood

Does anyone make a pressure tank with an access hatch to get inside?

Does anyone know of a well pressure tank that can be opened?

I want to replace my fifteen or so year old tank (34 gallon Amtrol Well-X-Trol, model WX-205) with a new, bigger tank around 60 or 80...
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Views: 698
Posted By fromhollywood

Good point Bud about the vent odors possibly...

Good point Bud about the vent odors possibly getting back down into the house. I had not thought of that.

I'd prefer to shut the windows and drapes to keep it dark and quiet. Window fans are...
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Views: 698
Posted By fromhollywood

Is there a roof mounted fan that brings air inside the house?

I'd like to bring cool night air into my upstairs bedroom without having to set a fan in front of an open window. My neighborhood is loud at night so keeps me awake so I'd like to close the bedroom...
Forum: Water Heaters
02-25-15, 11:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,769
Posted By fromhollywood

I removed the gate inside the backflow/check...

I removed the gate inside the backflow/check valve yesterday. Since then, there has been no leaking from the pressure relief valve and I don't see any other issues that have come up by removing it....
Forum: Water Heaters
02-23-15, 06:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,769
Posted By fromhollywood

I have a well so would an expansion tank still be...

I have a well so would an expansion tank still be advisable?
What might have caused the old and new pressure relief valves to start emitting water when that had never happened before?
If I install...
Forum: Water Heaters
02-23-15, 06:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,769
Posted By fromhollywood

Can anyone identify this device in my cold water line?

This is the cold water line running to my water heater. Does anyone know what the device is that I've indicated with a red arrow?

I looked up "Homart" and the only association I could find is...
02-05-14, 05:29 PM
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Views: 2,203
Posted By fromhollywood

Thanks for the idea Pulpo. Sorry, I guess I...

Thanks for the idea Pulpo. Sorry, I guess I wasn't clear---I didn't have a shower-head installed---I just had the arm without the head attached.

The problem did resolve itself but I have no...
02-04-14, 07:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,046
Posted By fromhollywood

Thanks XSleeper. I will pick up a set of those...

Thanks XSleeper. I will pick up a set of those tomorrow. I appreciate your help.
02-04-14, 06:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,046
Posted By fromhollywood

XSleeper, Does this HarborFreight set look like...

XSleeper, Does this HarborFreight set look like it would have what I need:

100 Piece Security Bit Set (http://www.harborfreight.com/100-piece-security-bit-set-68457.html)

In case that link...
02-04-14, 03:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,046
Posted By fromhollywood

I will try the socket extension but I just...

I will try the socket extension but I just discovered a small pair of needle nosed pliers works. I'm going to change the lock to a round combination one.

Thanks.
02-04-14, 01:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,046
Posted By fromhollywood

What tool could I use to open this box?

My sprinkler timer box is locked and the key has been lost. Is there a tool that would have a square head like this?

I'm hoping to find a generic tool instead of ordering a replacement key from...
02-04-14, 08:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,203
Posted By fromhollywood

No hot water in upstairs bathroom at shower head

After installing a new shower in the upstairs bathroom I have plenty of cold water pressure at the shower head but no hot water.

Initially, there was just a trickle of hot water so I moved the...
03-02-13, 12:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,575
Posted By fromhollywood

There was a single-gang box in this location and...

There was a single-gang box in this location and I carefully traced around this new three-gang and used my oscillating tool to make the opening bigger. I love old houses and lath and plaster walls...
03-02-13, 10:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,575
Posted By fromhollywood

Thanks for the ideas guys. I had never heard of...

Thanks for the ideas guys. I had never heard of Madison clips before. I guess they are also called Madison Straps as I find more references to that term. Those or the new piece of wood on the...
03-02-13, 08:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,575
Posted By fromhollywood

Securing a wide outlet box

I just installed this new two-gang box (with a snap-on low-voltage) but can't figure out how to secure the left side of this unit. The right side is screwed tight against the stud but the left side...
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Views: 3,919
Posted By fromhollywood

I installed the correct valve yesterday and...

I installed the correct valve yesterday and everything now works as it should. Amazing what using the right part does!

Thanks Trooper for figuring this out for me. I would never have known to...
Replies: 7
Views: 9,115
Posted By fromhollywood

My Hyundai says it can hold 900 pounds. I need...

My Hyundai says it can hold 900 pounds. I need to move it first from one house to another, then leave it outside to paint, have a series of small fires to cure the paint outside, then move it...
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Views: 9,115
Posted By fromhollywood

Any ideas on how to lift a wood stove into an SUV

I have a heavy wood stove insert that I need to lift off the garage floor and put into my SUV. It weighs about 500 pounds. The flat back area of the SUV is 30" off the ground. I have a Hyundai...
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Views: 3,919
Posted By fromhollywood

OK, I'm just back from the rental house for the...

OK, I'm just back from the rental house for the first time in a week. I did the test you suggested Trooper. I unplugged both the 24v and endswitch plugs from the downstairs valve (the older one...
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Views: 3,919
Posted By fromhollywood

I will report back when I go up there again,...

I will report back when I go up there again, probably Wednesday.

Thanks Trooper.
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Views: 3,919
Posted By fromhollywood

I should have taken a closeup photo of the new...

I should have taken a closeup photo of the new valve. I did get an email from PexSupply this morning asking me to rate my purchase and it was the ZA024Q4A1 that they listed me as purchasing. So,...
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