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  1. Plumbing
    thinking of grabbing this Watts unit but my plumber told me he doesn't think it's a great idea to be mixing hot and cold water. i didn't quite understand why. your thoughts? https://www.amazon.com/Watts-500800-Instant-Recirculating-Install/dp/B000E78XHG
  2. Electrical
    Hello. I would like to wire my well pump to use on a generator. 3/4 shallow well on 120V circuit. The current setup is hardwired from pump to a light switch, then to Panel. Can I simply cut The 14/2 wire few inches past Light switch (pump side) and add an outlet on switch side of wire, and...
  3. Plumbing
    My hot water recirc system turns on/off using a smart timer. It works well, but as expected, when the timer is off, the appliances at the end of the loop can take 15 minutes to get hot water. So I want to rework the system. I want to install two shorter loops. One for upstairs, and one for...
  4. Electrical
    I have a GFCI 50 Amp breaker in my main panel that is for my hot tub. I have that ran to a quick disconnect box, it's #6 wire with only white, black, and red. No bare copper ground. I have that in the quick disconnect and it's working fine for the hot tub. I want to run a wire off that main...
  5. Appliances
    I have a Rinnai RUR199en tankless water heater. For maintenance I need to flush it with vinegar about once/year using a bucket of vinegar, 3/4" connection hoses, and a submersible pump. Rinnai won't recommend a pump to use for this operation. They only recommend that it push just 4GPM. The...
  6. Plumbing
    We purchased this house last year and I am not familiar with an ejector pump. Just found out what it was after the alarm went off in the laundry room. Guys came and opened the tank outside. It's small and he says it may be a faulty pump and proceeds to drain. There is thick globs of white chunks...
  7. Plumbing
    We recently moved into a new home, and unlike our other homes, this one has a sump pump. From the previous owner, we had heard that his home, as well as others in the area, are particularly prone to flooding due to the high water table, and the Wisconsin river rising during the "wet season". The...
  8. Plumbing
    I’m having some trouble troubleshooting my whirlpool tub. I can turn the jets on and all you hear is a humming with no actual jet function. Nothing comes out of the jets. I have accessed the pump and the fan pump is working/not jammed. Plugs and switches are all good as well as far as I can...
  9. Tools
    Hi everyone, I have a Craftsman 16 gallon Wet/Dry Vacuum with Built-In Pump, Model 338.17923, and am no longer able to prime the pump that pumps out water from a separate outlet. I ensure the opening inlet deflector is facing the top of the tank, and the pick-up and lid cages are properly...
  10. Plumbing
    I have been reading so much about well pressure tanks that it has probably caused more brain damage than good. Some sites say (1) drain all water (via compressor or whatever) and there should be at least 7psi of air; or (2) air pressure should be 2 lbs below cut-in but they don't say WHEN this...
  11. Plumbing
    Is this brand new pump not running or is pumping back into water??? Model 25GS30 Control box Centipro model CB3412MC is putting out 140 volts on yellow lead, 290 volts on red lead, 115 volts on black lead when float switch turns on control panel. When pump first installed it pumped and did not...
  12. Plumbing
    We had a professional plumber install a hot water recirc. pump under the kitchen sink recently. It works just fine. The problem is that whenever my garden drip system runs, the pump bleeds through and I get hot water out in my garden. It seems a significant drop in pressure on the cold side of...
  13. Electrical
    I'm replacing a septic effluent pump that has served us for 20 years. I'm using the existing SJE float switches set up as they were. To replace the pump, I had to disconnect the old wire nuts in the splice box and now I'm confused about reconnection. I'm wanting to be certain about which wires...
  14. Plumbing
    I am planning a bathroom remodel which will involve the installation of a stacking washer/dryer in the apartment where I am. I want to put the washer in a closet which is not close enough to the drain stack to let gravity do its job. Can I use an ejector pump to service just the washer without...
  15. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Hey Y'all, I'm really hoping someone can help me here. I have ~5 acres of land with 4 small "drainage ponds" on it. What I'd like to do is set up one gas-powered water pump with a PVC valve manifold intended to choose which pond I'd like to drain (one at time or a combination of them). I can't...
  16. Electrical
    Hello, I have a 29 year old aquaglass jetted bath spa that has touch control (like a touch lamp) to turn on/off. Spa pump will not turn on anymore. When I last tried to use it, the pump came on for a few seconds when I turned on the main power switch, but did not touch the on/off control...
  17. Plumbing
    Hey there y'all, I have been through so many forums, talked to DIYers, pump hotlines, you name it, but I can't get an answer to this question. There are a couple of threads here that start out the same way, but never land up answering the question. Bought a place where the last chap would've...
  18. Plumbing
    Hello experts! Previous Owner set up sump pump with battery backup pump. There are a lot of cables: AC, batter power, backup switch, backup sensor. There's a lot of slack in most of these cables. For some reason, PO put most of this slack inside the pump. That made a rat's nest of cable...
  19. Plumbing
    Hello - we need to update our sump pump, so had a contractor come and take a look. He noted that the water level in the sump is well about the drain tile inputs by the time the pump kicks in. When the pump triggers and the level goes below those inputs, the flow into the sump is substantial...
  20. Plumbing
    Hello all, thanks for looking and reading. Here's the problem; There was a waterproofing job done in the basement before I bought the place. Trouble is, that in doing so, they moved the sump pump and well hole into a corner of the basement, but which is not the lowest part of the floor...
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