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Adding to what Bud has said, plugged or...

Adding to what Bud has said, plugged or inadequate soffit vents will cause the attic fans to generate more negative pressure. I would be in favor of first: be sure the soffit vents are open to the...
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It is possible for one bathroom to affect the...

It is possible for one bathroom to affect the other. It is possible multiple vent lines are connected together in the attic with one line thru the roof. Generally, commodes are vented with a 4"...
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You may have a vent that is plugged. When you...

You may have a vent that is plugged. When you flush the toilet, it sucks the water out of one or more p-traps. Have someone go up on the roof with a flashlight and look down all the vent lines.
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There is a tool to remove these screws, I used to...

There is a tool to remove these screws, I used to have one but have not seen it in 20+ years. See:Security or One-Way Screw Removal Methods...
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Posted By crackerjack222

With the pump cycling, you either have a leak, a...

With the pump cycling, you either have a leak, a valve open or a check valve leaking by.
If you have a service valve that will isolate the pump/tank/ pressure switch from the house, close the...
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The motor has a thermal cut off. The manual says...

The motor has a thermal cut off. The manual says when that has shut the motor off, to remove power for 10 minutes then restore power.
Have you cleaned the intake filter?
05-08-14, 06:35 AM
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Posted By crackerjack222

Any fuse is going to have some resistance. Think...

Any fuse is going to have some resistance. Think about it, if it had no resistance it would pass unlimited current. The suggestion to clean all contact points is valid. I would check the...
05-07-14, 06:14 AM
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I believe my genset is "internally regulated". ...

I believe my genset is "internally regulated". The Franklin chart recommends 75KW or 94 kva for their 60 hp pumps when using an internally regulated generator.
The genset manual says:
"The...
05-06-14, 07:15 PM
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Posted By crackerjack222

There is no 3PH utility power within a mile of...

There is no 3PH utility power within a mile of the well, hence the genset. There is no building within a 1/4 mile. We will be using the well to put water in a 3 acre pond and later probably for an...
05-06-14, 12:51 PM
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Posted By crackerjack222

Connecting 125kva genset to 60 hp pump

I am going to have a pump service co provide hookup between my 60 hp submerged pump and my 125 kva genset. I am not sure what is need to do this right. I would like to have an idea what I should...
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Posted By crackerjack222

You are not telling us what we need to know to...

You are not telling us what we need to know to help you. If you have a bladder tank (probably do) PJ is right about the pressure being 2 psi below the cut-in pressure of the pressure switch,...
04-18-14, 05:12 PM
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Posted By crackerjack222

Is the compressor running while it is blowing...

Is the compressor running while it is blowing warm air?
If the unit is low on refrigerant, the evaporator coil may be frozen. The only way to know is to look at the evaporator coil and see if there...
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Posted By crackerjack222

I am with lawrosa, someone needs to do some...

I am with lawrosa, someone needs to do some trouble-shooting. If I were doing it, I would start with the well. Disconnect the outlet to the well and run the pump long enough to find out if it is...
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Posted By crackerjack222

How large is the existing bladder tank? I would...

How large is the existing bladder tank? I would try it out and see if it works to your satisfaction, if not then make changes.
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Posted By crackerjack222

Should be feasable. Just roughly match sprinkler...

Should be feasable. Just roughly match sprinkler flow capacity to pump capacity. Add or subtract sprinklers as necessary to get proper flow thru sprinklers.
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Ok, here is how I would approach this. First I...

Ok, here is how I would approach this.
First I would enlist the help of a young stout fellow or two. I would turn off the breaker that feeds the pump motor and disconnect the wire to the pressure...
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Posted By crackerjack222

Two pipes going into the well indicates a deep...

Two pipes going into the well indicates a deep (over about 20' lift) well jet pump, tho that ain't necessarily so, could still be a shallow well. The capped vertical pipe is probably there so you...
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Where is the check valve? I am not familiar with...

Where is the check valve? I am not familiar with the tee, but it looks to me like the pump is pressuring up the system, then the tank is discharging thru the pump. There must be a check valve...
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The pre-charge in the tank is higher than the...

The pre-charge in the tank is higher than the cut-in pressure of the pressure switch. You need to either lower the pre-charge in the tank to 2 psi below the pressure switch cut-in pressure or raise...
04-04-14, 05:40 AM
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Posted By crackerjack222

Well, I have decided to go with a single 5 ton...

Well, I have decided to go with a single 5 ton Trane XV20i and ComfortLink II control system with five additional sensors. I was impressed with the installer, his knowledge, candid answers and...
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04-01-14, 05:10 PM
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Posted By crackerjack222

Probably not your problem, but when I had a pilot...

Probably not your problem, but when I had a pilot light that would not stay lit, It was because the air intake holes to the pilot light were blocked with lint. I could tell something was wrong...
03-30-14, 04:45 PM
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Posted By crackerjack222

Looks like it may have been patched with...

Looks like it may have been patched with silicone. I would clean all that patch off the joint and get some plumbers two-part epoxy stick. The kind I have used is a grey stick about an inch in dia. ...
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Posted By crackerjack222

Google "backflush iron filter" and you should...

Google "backflush iron filter" and you should find one for less than $1500. Install it yourself or have a plumber do it. I have had one on a well for about 5 years and it works well. Depending on...
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Posted By crackerjack222

I have replaced several pumps but never tried to...

I have replaced several pumps but never tried to repair one. In general, a three wire pump is used when there is possibility of sand in the water or there is a high head pressure. Either one could...
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Posted By crackerjack222

Since you problem is seasonal, are there any...

Since you problem is seasonal, are there any farmers in the area that might be using irrigation water? Or any other heavy water users that pump on a seasonal basis? It seems to me there is most...
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