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CW - (sorry I don't know your name, but we're in...

CW - (sorry I don't know your name, but we're in the same state!) Soldering all the connections in the bathroom projects yourself I'll bet saved you considerable money. I respect plumbers and those...
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I researched Polybutylene piping. Wow, someone...

I researched Polybutylene piping. Wow, someone buying a house needs to check if that was installed! I see it was actually banned in the mid 90s. Soldered copper pipes are certainly ideal. I wish I...
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Mine is a Samsung Galaxy S7, about a year old....

Mine is a Samsung Galaxy S7, about a year old. What I don't like is I'll I get is a 'Voicemail activities' indication. That could also happen just by calling into voicemail to check messages. After I...
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I've also had good luck with Sharkbite or other...

I've also had good luck with Sharkbite or other brands with the similar product. For 10 years they held out ok on the well system when it was changed from a jet pump to a submerged pump. I honestly...
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Maybe I'm lucky with my water quality. I should...

Maybe I'm lucky with my water quality. I should get it tested at some point. Those pipes in the photo are quite new, installed less than 2 weeks ago. The rest of the well system piping is 10 years...
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As far as I know the copper pipes in my house are...

As far as I know the copper pipes in my house are also holding up after 66 years. The situation I see at times is with the galvanized drain pipes for the bathtub. I believe they're getting some...
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I have black grit in mine, but it's dirt/sediment...

I have black grit in mine, but it's dirt/sediment from the well on the bottom of the tank, not floating. You mentioned a 'city water' test so I assume it's not well water. I just had a whole house...
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The alternate system in the link looks like that...

The alternate system in the link looks like that would have been what I needed. I'll just have to observe how this does and have filters on hand. The reason I considered cleaning the filter was...
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Right - I wish they could elaborate on...

Right - I wish they could elaborate on 'effectively tackle'. That would be nice if there was some kind of DIY or home water testing kit. As mentioned... the response from a particular service could...
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For about a year my pressure gauge was reading 60...

For about a year my pressure gauge was reading 60 on and 80 off - doubt it was really doing that. Then for about a month it was just stuck at 70. When I had a filter system installed last week they...
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This replacement filter (the one for my model)...

This replacement filter (the one for my model) claims to also be effective for rust - they mean iron?
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Yes the filter already appears quite affective -...

Yes the filter already appears quite affective - and reveals what was coming out of the faucets all these years. More than I thought. I should have asked the plumbing guys to bring back a water...
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I'll need to see if the existing filter is...

I'll need to see if the existing filter is washable. It's already showing slight signs of filtration (dirty) after just a couple days.

Interesting you mention rust - maybe that's a fringe benefit...
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Then I should forget about considering washing...

Then I should forget about considering washing the filters. I'll do some research what's available locally and online. Others have said 3 months is a common time period to change the filter - since...
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It's a Viqua model AWP40C-V. The filter appears...

It's a Viqua model AWP40C-V. The filter appears to be similar to a vehicle air cleaner, white corrugated material. And yes re: the washing machine water valve - once it was so bad the tub filled up...
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New well water filter system

It's something I should have done years ago. Ever since the well system was changed from a jet pump to a submerged pump 10 years ago I've been getting some sand/dirt coming in. It's all new,...
10-10-20, 11:58 AM
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Wasn't sure about curing, as the instructions...

Wasn't sure about curing, as the instructions stated 'Soft setting'. I did read online the water can be turned on right away. No way could I read the extremely small print on the container, even with...
10-10-20, 10:54 AM
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Silcock defective after only 4 years

For about a year it's been leaking from the stem when on, it would (I believe) completely shut off without leaking. I had a dual hose adapter on it so not completely sure. Last weekend it would not...
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Flapper in toilet tank is slanted

I'm going to bite the bullet and finally get a whole house filter system installed on my well water system. Since it was converted to a submerged pump 10 years ago some sediment has been in the...
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I sort of did what Hal_S suggested. The signal...

I sort of did what Hal_S suggested. The signal out on the deck wasn't great. I had a spare Linksys router and converted it to an access point. It's in the kitchen which provides good coverage to the...
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You're probably familiar with 1A2 then! Yes back...

You're probably familiar with 1A2 then! Yes back when telcos installed them, they tended to just leave the KSU/power supplies behind if it was replaced. I have a Melco 19 station intercom on my...
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I don't use my cellphone when at home, I'm old...

I don't use my cellphone when at home, I'm old school I guess preferring analog phones. I installed what's called a 1A2 key system in the house when I bought it 35 years ago, so there's a phone in...
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Yea overall it's not much. My son who's an...

Yea overall it's not much. My son who's an electrician may have a watt meter. I just looked up some information - all 3 devices maybe 25 watts on the high side.

The power company in my area raised...
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Power off home network or not

Finally after years of not having cable TV, I moved the Motorola cable modem from behind the TV to the other side of the room next to the Linksys router. Now they're on the same power source/strip....
08-11-20, 07:07 PM
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Unfortunately there isn't natural gas on my...

Unfortunately there isn't natural gas on my street. Since I've looked online about solar kits and related components I'm getting a ton of ads now from solar companies. I really don't mind, doesn't...
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