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  1. Plumbing
    How may turns should it typically take to see a change in pressure when adjusting a residential pressure regulator? I turned mine 1.5 turns in either direction (while repeatedly opening and closing a spigot), but have not seen the slightest change in pressure. I'm wondering if it requires many...
  2. HVAC
    My heating system is losing pressure and now requires topping up daily via the filling loop in order for the boiler to work. I have a Vaillant Eco boiler with a large tank in the loft. The filling tap is located next to the tank in the loft. There is a pressure gauge next to both the tank and...
  3. Plumbing
    My house has a 5/8 inch meter that comes into the house, then immediately out of the meter it goes down to 1/2 inch. The 1/2 inch line then goes from the front of the house to the very back (~30-35 feet), before it hits a T. One side of that T then continues and splits off more to the washing...
  4. Plumbing
    I tested my water pressure both inside and outside the house, and it's 130 PSI! This can't be right! No wonder my washer kept blowing water lines off their fittings! Does this mean the water regulator off the main line is bad? And how worried should I be about this? By the way, that gauge...
  5. HVAC
    Hi guys, I'm noticing that my house may be at a negative pressure. I've noticed backdraft from the fireplace, and seemingly colder than normal drafts from doors, etc. I'm wondering if this can be alleviated by increasing the air-intake from outside to the furnace. I have Lennox G51MP series...
  6. Plumbing
    Hi, I believe my well pump (submersible) is cycling too frequently, e.g., I flushed a 1.6 gallon toilet and the pump turned on and off twice by the time the toilet tank was refilled; no other taps or appliances in use. So I thought, darn, the well tank (with diaphragm) is water-logged; I...
  7. HVAC
    Residential 2psi natural gas service. Gas comes into a manifold where the line regulator dumbs it down to 9 inches wc before going out to the furnace and hot water heater (only gas appliances). Recently noticed that when nothing is calling for gas, the post-regulator pressure creeps up over...
  8. Plumbing
    Any idea on what would cause a loud bang as water is being drawn in from the well pump? The pressure tank and switch system sit in our garage we suddenly heard a loud bang as it kicked on one day . Ordinarily the pressure switch will kick on and you can immediately hear the water coming into the...
  9. General DIY Discussions
    Hey all - new to this forum. I have had a problem with my furnace (rheem chriterion ii). I narrowed the search to a (hopefully) defective pressure switch so I bought a replacement. My question is this: As you can see, on the current part, there are two wires with two different colors that come...
  10. Painting
    Hello guys! I want to make a rotary spray painting mechanism based on an airbrush concept, for internal coating in pipes. I want to use CO2 cartridges or propellant cans as air source. As option also I consider to use a CO2 tank and a solenoid valve + regulator. I want o use Scotchkote Epoxy...
  11. Plumbing
    Just moved into new apartment, 2nd floor of a 3 story brownstone (3 single bedroom apartments total). Water pressure in bathroom sink is terrible. Approx. 20% flow on both hot and cold. Bathroom shower has good pressure and toilet fills correctly. Pressure has no change when running hot...
  12. Tools
    I've sandblasted since 1982. In the beginning I build a reclaiming box and did syphon blasting. After the internet I learned about pressure pots. I got a pressure pot in 2005. I have used it with okay results. (It will sometimes have flow issues.) I have two desiccant filters (to remove moisture...
  13. Plumbing
    I have a couple of 120 gallon LP tanks which feed my combi boiler. I want these tanks to also feed my dual fuel generator, but my gas company won't tee off the tanks for this purpose. While having my boiler cleaned, the tech said that I can tee off the line after the LP passes through the...
  14. Plumbing
    A couple of weeks ago, I contacted a local plumber in town because we had an awful sewer smell coming up through our drain in our kitchen. He recommended extending our vent pipe that vents through our roof. With his recommendation, I bought 2 feet of 3" PVC piping and a coupling to add to the...
  15. Plumbing
    So a little bit of a back story on my situation. I have well water in Lake Charles, LA and my pressure tank and shutoff equipment is in a shed in the backyard. A few weeks ago, I had set some plywood in the shed and it leaned on a Water Softener Tank which fell onto and broke the PVC that...
  16. General DIY Discussions
    Working on our old deck. It hasn't been maintained properly and is cupping slightly and splintering. I want to unscrew the tread boards and run them through my planer. They are 2x6's. After planing I was going to stain and seal all sides before putting back down. I know it appears to be a lot of...
  17. HVAC
    I recently did a complete overhaul of my natural gas distribution system. This is always a subject that generates discussion – should a DIYer try it or not? My conclusion is that if you are willing to do quite a bit of advance research (including reading up on code requirements), put an equal...
  18. Plumbing
    For the past month now, my shower head has been leaking. (I know it is not the actual shower head leaking, but the system itself). So after reading forums and going to home depot, they all recommended replacing the springs and seatings on the cartridge. I turned off the water, unscrewed the...
  19. Plumbing
    I'm filling out a RainBird design request form so that they can give me a recommended layout for a sprinkler system for my house, but I need to figure out the flow rate that I will provide to the sprinkler system. I have 3/4" pipe coming into my house, but every faucet in my house including the...
  20. Plumbing
    I have a Shower / Tub Combo. Shower and Tub both have a single Hansgrohe Volume Control Valve each. There is a Ecostat Thermostatic Mixer for controlling the temp on both values, all supplied by a thankless water heater. The shower pressure is fine. The tub (which we have not used in a while) -...
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