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03-17-18, 03:45 PM
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Posted By jogordo

Figured I'd post pictures of the finished...

Figured I'd post pictures of the finished product.

Most PVC fittings from Lowes and local hardware store. Brass fittings from Lowes. Flex connectors are "Eastman" brand from Amazon (24" upper,...
03-17-18, 06:36 AM
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Posted By jogordo

Thanks for posting the link. I had seen the...

Thanks for posting the link. I had seen the CPVC-to-stainless and CPVC-to-brass threaded adapters at the big box stores, but like you said, nothing for PVC to metal. I think the brass adapters on...
03-16-18, 08:00 AM
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Posted By jogordo

That's where I had originally gotten the idea to...

That's where I had originally gotten the idea to use the stainless flex connectors (I was not the customer mentioned, just came across the page).
03-16-18, 07:57 AM
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Posted By jogordo

Thanks. The flex was so easy to do - one brass...

Thanks. The flex was so easy to do - one brass coupling on the sterilizer, one plastic coupling on the end of the pipe, and the flex between the two. This weekend I plan to re-do the PVC coming...
03-16-18, 07:54 AM
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Views: 806
Posted By jogordo

I believe there was some sealant and/or tape on...

I believe there was some sealant and/or tape on the threads. Though I pulled a similar fitting, with similar sealant/tape from one of the plastic filter housings, and it was pristine. So I think...
03-15-18, 12:54 PM
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Posted By jogordo

As a follow up, let me share some pictures taken...

As a follow up, let me share some pictures taken as I'm working on this job today. I don't know if this is a function of the UV lamp deteriorating the PVC fitting, or that the PVC fitting was...
03-11-18, 05:25 PM
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Posted By jogordo

DIY - first time for a couple of potable PVC/CPVC repairs

All,

I've got a fair amount of DIY experience with copper and DWV PVC but have never dealt with potable PVC and CPVC. My 10-year-old home has PVC around the well and it transitions to CPVC for...
01-27-18, 04:35 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By jogordo

I checked the water coming from the drain today -...

I checked the water coming from the drain today - it is SOFT.

The repair manual suggests that HARD water in the drain would be a problem with one of the unit drain valves. If soft, it suggests...
01-25-18, 07:15 AM
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Posted By jogordo

Reason I asked is because any of the service...

Reason I asked is because any of the service documentation I've seen states to check if the flow to drain is hard or soft water, which could imply different causes. Though it doesn't specify what to...
01-24-18, 08:29 PM
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Posted By jogordo

Is there any sure-fire way to tell if it's the...

Is there any sure-fire way to tell if it's the drain seals or the control disc? Like I said, when it was serviced last year (for failure to regen one of the two tanks), I'm 99% sure that all of the...
01-14-18, 07:53 PM
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Posted By jogordo

Kinetico softener dripping to drain

Are there any Kinetico experts at this site? I've been having trouble finding expertise online. Seems Kinetico operation and repair is one of the world's most guarded secrets...

Anyway, having an...
09-25-17, 05:23 AM
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Views: 735
Posted By jogordo

The deck was definitely built before the house...

The deck was definitely built before the house was sided (I have pictures of the construction). Most of the siding is within the j-channel, it has just warped a bit and popped out as shown in the...
09-24-17, 08:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 735
Posted By jogordo

Minor vinyl siding repairs

All,

I've been trying to get a contractor to come out and take a look at about 6-8 minor vinyl siding repairs (or what I would have considered minor). I guess it's too small of a job because none...
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Views: 480
Posted By jogordo

Pressure washer tips are matched to the psi and...

Pressure washer tips are matched to the psi and gpm output of a particular pressure washer. Pressure is a function of the size of the orifice in the tip. Too big of an orifice and you will have not...
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Views: 480
Posted By jogordo

Electric pressure washer spray tips - 2.0 gpm

All,

I'm looking for 2.0 gpm pressure washer spray nozzles as I'm trying to piece together an older electric pressure washer. Anyone have a reliable source?

I picked up a couple of sets...
02-07-17, 06:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,493
Posted By jogordo

Update - Had to call in the experts today. ...

Update -

Had to call in the experts today.

I believe the issue was with one of the drain valves.

Tech replaced the tapered seat on the valves first, the problem actually moved sides.

I...
02-05-17, 01:26 PM
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Views: 1,493
Posted By jogordo

Possibly something within the second tank itself?...

Possibly something within the second tank itself? Something blocking the distributor?
02-05-17, 01:19 PM
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Views: 1,493
Posted By jogordo

Completed the 4th disassembly today. Completely...

Completed the 4th disassembly today. Completely tore apart Level 1. Ceramic disc is pristine, no issues with the plastic control disc (white) or the metering disc (#3). I blew air through all of...
02-05-17, 09:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,493
Posted By jogordo

Or the control disc in Level 1 not driving the...

Or the control disc in Level 1 not driving the drain valve to open. I was reluctant to break down Level 1 because of the springs and pawls within.
02-05-17, 07:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,493
Posted By jogordo

Wondering for example if there's an issue with...

Wondering for example if there's an issue with the little white-colored valve in the attached diagram. The only time this valve is open is during second (remote) tank brine draw and second tank...
02-05-17, 07:09 AM
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Views: 1,493
Posted By jogordo

I know it's not making sense, but I've been...

I know it's not making sense, but I've been through it three times now!

Just ensured the drain line was clear - blew it with air and it seems wide open.

I know I'm getting brine draw on tank 1...
02-04-17, 01:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,493
Posted By jogordo

I pulled the float out of the brine tank and...

I pulled the float out of the brine tank and operated a couple of regens in a bucket of water.

The float "locks" in the up position when under pressure in the line. Reconsidering, I guess this...
02-04-17, 11:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,493
Posted By jogordo

HELP! Kinetico Mach 2060 - brine draw?

All,

I believe I've been having issues with the subject water softener.

It started in the fall - it seemed (though I can't prove it) that I was using less salt. I chalked it up to the fact...
Replies: 10
Views: 702
Posted By jogordo

I ended up at my local Sherwin-Williams this...

I ended up at my local Sherwin-Williams this morning. Found that the stock shade of their Pro Classic (Extra White?) was a 95% match. I may have been able to have it tinted closer to Pure White to...
Replies: 10
Views: 702
Posted By jogordo

Thanks. I'm going to stop by my local...

Thanks. I'm going to stop by my local Sherwin-Williams store today to see if I can get something at least close. In one case, I did paint the entire section, but the difference is still noticeable....
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