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Quiet sump pump check valves ?

These check valves are supposedly the ""elite in the consumer check valve market. Yet most plumbing companies in our area install the less expensive ""flapper check valves which (in this homeowner's...
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I have the M-53 pump in a relatively new high...

I have the M-53 pump in a relatively new high water table situation now and I'm trying to decide between Zoeller's "long-cycle Kit" 10-001 for the 53 pump or a separate switch such as the HydroCheck...
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Thx for all the info, especially about the pwr...

Thx for all the info, especially about the pwr out situation with the GFCI. I have a whole house pwr out thru the HA system, but it doesn't now detect pwr out to this sump pump GFCI only or it's...
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Yes, that's exactly the same Ck Valve that I have...

Yes, that's exactly the same Ck Valve that I have now sitting on my test bench, only mine is also clear and w/o the valve. Glad to hear it won't come loose.

However my sump pits only sealed cover...
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Paul, thx for the reply. Thx for the...

Paul, thx for the reply.



Thx for the info on the HydroCheck. I'll go over to Amazon and look at it. Should've gone to Amazon in the 1st place. Called an 800 # to inquire about it that I was...
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Somewhat new sump pump owner. Some questions for the pros.

My home has a deep (~ 6 foot depth) 24 inch round sump basin and never had to install a sump pump before last spring due to a high water table. Installed a submerged sump pump (Zoeller M-53), check...
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The best file "renamer"/organizer that I've found...

The best file "renamer"/organizer that I've found for photos is the one in Irfanview (freeware). You can rename all the files and then automatically copy them to another folder so your original pic...
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No msconfig won't work in the safe mode & Doug...

No msconfig won't work in the safe mode & Doug Knox's msconfig emergency DL won't work as well. No I've got system restore turned off as I use BU OS images in case of a problem. I've got several XP...
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msconfig won't open on 1 of my images. I've tried the usual. Any suggestions?

Windows Xp Home SP3, KAV antivirus (scan shows nothing) , CPF, CMF, BoClean (disabled at startup, when enabled at startup hasn't found anything), Trend-Micro sysclean on-demand shows nothing,...
07-08-07, 03:04 AM
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just a thought, but how about installing a home...

just a thought, but how about installing a home automation switch as the light switch to the bathroom light in the normal gang box by the door away from the shower (such as x-10 or one of the other...
07-08-07, 02:41 AM
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I don't gfci protect my exhaust roof or gable...

I don't gfci protect my exhaust roof or gable fans but I do install a fused switch (I guess they call it an Edison-base plug-fuse as the manual cut-off -- in a single gang box right below my attic...
07-05-07, 02:59 PM
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Posted By jrx10

replacing whole house fan 2 speed-cap-start moter with variable speed motor

I have a whole fan on one end of the house and an evaporative cooler on the other end (western US low humidity area). My upstairs attic is too small to use the small 24 inch whole house fan on high,...
05-16-07, 09:32 AM
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what's a good/safe fogger/bug bomb product for the attic?

I need to run some yellow jackets out of the attic so I can go up and install some new electrical as well as some other low voltage cable (alarm/cat 5/baseband AV) to a new location. I think I've...
05-11-07, 12:35 PM
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Posted By jrx10

? about attic vent fan in the same attic as a whole house fan

I live in the western United States in a region where the humidity is usually quite low. I have an evaporative cooler on one end of the house and a whole house fan in the upstairs to the attic on...
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Pendragon, thx. Right now I've got the 98se to...

Pendragon, thx. Right now I've got the 98se to xp upgrade on the 1st partition of the 1st drive (C drive) and the XP clean install on the H partition (1st partition of the 2nd HD, windows asks what...
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? about converting fat32 partitions to ntsf, and about a dual boot situation

Is it better to use the -- CONVERT NOT C: /FS:NTFS--- xp tool or is it better to transfer data to another ntsf formatted drive, format the partition to ntfs, then transfer the data back in to that...
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""basically forget the percent sign. the system...

""basically forget the percent sign.
the system folder will be in the windows folder....my computer/(drive letter)/Windows/system....just follow the hierarchy down the chain."" ---thx, -----tae....
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""Have you ran a program like SpyBot Search &...

""Have you ran a program like SpyBot Search & Destroy?"" --- I run all the usual anti-malware as well as nod32 AV. there's nothing unusual in these scans as well as nothing unusual in the hijackthis...
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Dumb computer question. When told to look in %program files, where do you look?

When you're trying to hunt down a possible malware program(s) and your research says to look in %program etc, etc. Where exactly do you look in XP. Is this just in C-program files? I've tried to...
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""Set the pins on both drives to CS (Cable...

""Set the pins on both drives to CS (Cable select) and put them on the same IDE cable..---------that's an idea. I've never used cable select before, only primary & secondary. I've been swapping out...
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It appears to have something to do with the old...

It appears to have something to do with the old HP CD burner. I reversed both burners, put the DVD burner as primary and the old HP CD burner as secondary on that IDE channel, and the bios wouldn't...
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just reinstalled xp. my dvd drive isn't recognized

I just reinstalled my xp upgrade as a new install on a new HD. I've had the upgrade (from 98se) since M$ stopped updating 98se. I decided to keep the old upgrade for a while (and I'm using it now)...
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tae, with automatic updates turned off, I can't...

tae, with automatic updates turned off, I can't see any reason for all these operating system and security programs opening up ports without the computer users knowledge, especially windows thru IE...
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re:

Since I've been surfing from a limited user account, as well as changing software firewalls from the almost worthless zonealarm free sw firewall (although it's better than the xp firewall) I've...
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need some help getting programs from the 'limited user' account

to run. I"ve been surfing from the "limited user"account instead of the administrators account. I've got one website that uses flash for their PU's. &^%$$##%^&& I have "flash switch" installed from...
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