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I can't say this is the case but in theory it...

I can't say this is the case but in theory it should be correct. When you drain your tank to take the measurement of air, on the other side of the bladder, you would also be allowing air to get into...
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PJ's test for leaks is bang on. When no water is...

PJ's test for leaks is bang on. When no water is used the pressure should not decrease. If it does you probably have a leak.

As for the fix you mentioned. My first question is "were any taps...
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It looks to me like they used the pump draining...

It looks to me like they used the pump draining hole for the pressure tank in the older pictures. T off of the outgoing line, as suggested, would be best. It is the more common method and it should...
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In my case it is only a shallow well set up with...

In my case it is only a shallow well set up with a single input pipe but it does have two chambers in the front of the pump. The venturi is in the top one that is level with that input pipe and then...
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OK. So my problem ended up being crud in the...

OK. So my problem ended up being crud in the venturi. It was pretty clogged up with grit and crud. Anyway, cleaned her all out and we are now back to pumping water to the proper pressures. Thank...
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OK. Thanks. When I look up the specs on a...

OK. Thanks.

When I look up the specs on a jet pump like mine I see that the nozzle that goes inside the venturi (mine is in the pump itself) is sometimes only about 1/8" in diameter. I use to...
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Posted By OptsyEagle

Sure. I thought perhaps the points might be...

Sure. I thought perhaps the points might be corroded and perhaps a high resistance might be creating a voltage drop that might reduce the power of the pump. Long shot I know.

Other then a...
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Posted By OptsyEagle

Not Enough Pressure from Shallow Well Jet Pump

So I went up to my cottage last week. When I close it down, in the fall, I drain and blow out all the pipes inside the cottage with compressed air and put anti-freeze in the pump. I am in Canada...
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Also. Cheese suggested loosening the fuel tank...

Also. Cheese suggested loosening the fuel tank cap to ensure that venting is not your problem. Have you done that?
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The point I was trying to make is that it matters...

The point I was trying to make is that it matters a lot less how long the pump runs then it does on how long the pump rests. As long as it rests between cycles, for a few minutes, it will be fine. ...
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Wells don't usually pump any water at all, pumps...

Wells don't usually pump any water at all, pumps do. Keep in mind that a pump that is rated 50 gpm usually does not pump anywhere near that. I have no idea how the manufacturers do these tests but...
01-15-20, 07:34 AM
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Ahhh, Rookie mistake. lol

Ahhh, Rookie mistake. lol
12-25-19, 09:38 AM
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Always assume something is back there. I always...

Always assume something is back there. I always hope that everything would be 1 1/4" back from the wall but you never know. I was hanging a picture this morning. As I drove in the screw, I had my...
Forum: Water Heaters
12-23-19, 07:09 AM
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Posted By OptsyEagle

It was Saudi Arabia I was thinking about. I...

It was Saudi Arabia I was thinking about. I figured they have more energy from oil then needed but might be a little short on water. Having people run water for 30 seconds until it is hot would...
Forum: Water Heaters
12-22-19, 10:47 AM
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Posted By OptsyEagle

That's interesting. I did not know about this...

That's interesting. I did not know about this convection system. I imagine there are places in the world where the water conservation is more important then energy conservation. I would think in...
Forum: Water Heaters
12-22-19, 05:58 AM
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Posted By OptsyEagle

Thanks. And you just tap into the highest...

Thanks. And you just tap into the highest point, probably furthest away from the HWT, with a new copper line that has a check valve below near the drain valve of the HWT, and heat currents do the...
Forum: Water Heaters
12-21-19, 09:17 AM
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Posted By OptsyEagle

Hey Marq1. Have you seen those convection...

Hey Marq1. Have you seen those convection systems actually work. In the picture it would work because all the taps are within the same distance as the height of the water tank. Maybe 5 feet. In...
Forum: Water Heaters
12-20-19, 10:04 AM
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Posted By OptsyEagle

What I hate, every time I turn on my hot water to...

What I hate, every time I turn on my hot water to wash my hands and feel all that cold water flowing on them, is I know the water itself is coming from the hot water pipes. That means, this cold...
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Posted By OptsyEagle

I gave up on the hand held units for that very...

I gave up on the hand held units for that very reason. They are nice to have but I find as you pull and spray around with those units they always spring a leak. Probably an O ring, but they are...
11-30-19, 07:46 AM
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Posted By OptsyEagle

My vote would be Poly pipe.

My vote would be Poly pipe.
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Posted By OptsyEagle

I can't help you on whether you hurt your pump or...

I can't help you on whether you hurt your pump or not but most pumps don't run when water is used. Most households have a pressure tank. The pump fills up the pressure tank and then the water in...
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Posted By OptsyEagle

One last thing. I am making a lot of guesses...

One last thing. I am making a lot of guesses above. It would help if you gave us a little more information on your water system:

- type of pump, jet or submersible
- if jet pump, is it deep...
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Posted By OptsyEagle

When you say the water pressure is pulsating, I...

When you say the water pressure is pulsating, I assume you mean higher and lower at the tap. Can you tell if it shoots air out of the tap with the water? Also, do you know if the pump is cycling on...
Forum: Water Heaters
11-29-19, 06:33 AM
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Posted By OptsyEagle

Maybe you answered this question already, but do...

Maybe you answered this question already, but do you get hot water in other fixtures, like the bathroom sink, kitchen etc?

I assume from your question that you have a single handle shower valve. ...
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