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  1. 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...
  2. Plumbing
    Hi - I'm about to replace my 40gallon water heater. I like to try and do things 'right' so i was reading up on the latest water heater stuff, as it's been 10+ yrs since I last replaced one. I've started reading about 'thermal expansion tanks'. I think i sort of understand what they do - i'm...
  3. HVAC
    I have a natural gas hot water boiler (Weil-McLain series 8 CGM-5) and radiator system. The expansion tank is one of those older large metal tanks hanging from the ceiling near the boiler. As I do each year I drained a few gallons from the expansion tank today, closing the water inlet valve to...
  4. Plumbing
    Hello Ladies and Gents, I'm experiencing problems with my two toilets in my house. It's been raining for a week and yesterday the water supply from the outside tank discontinued (I use grey water for my toilets). Every time I try to turn the pressure pump outside back on, it causes the main...
  5. Plumbing
    Thinking of adding a water storage tank in my attic while being on a city water system for emergency use. Anyone have any suggestions on how it could be set up?
  6. Plumbing
    I am a renter and have well water and a septic tank. That's what I was told anyway and I'm assuming it is accurate. This morning I flushed a few kleenex' which I have already learned I shouldn't do, and won't do again. I think I flushed 2 at a time, twice. The only thing that happened... is...
  7. Plumbing
    My toilet fills ok, but when you press the handle, the flapper raises, but the water won't go down. It dribbles very slowly, but does not "flush" HELP!!!
  8. General DIY Discussions
    I have a Dayton tank and it is missing the connector on the top of the tank. I am looking for any help to track it down or modify it to fit a 1" or 3/4" npt fitting. The tank model is: 5PFV2 Website: Tank Literature http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/DAYTON-Water-Tank-5PFV2 Thanks for the help.
  9. Plumbing
    ok im new here so pardon me if i dont know all the words. :) i live in a flat and i have an old water tank in the hallwall and one in the roof. now when i turn on the hot tap (bathroom or kitchen) it moans at me. to be honest it sounds like a ship horn. (family say its the ship coming in to...
  10. HVAC
    How do I stop my hot water pipes from vibrating? My secondary heat is a closed system hot water tank (separate from consumable hot water heater). It has a regular tank, gas heated, pressure regulator, expansion tank, flow control and electric circulator in the basement which...
  11. General DIY Discussions
    Hi, my hot water heater safety valve is leaking at the connection. Can't really be sure of the source of the leak since there is corrosion around the base of the valve. I have some questions; 1) Can the valve be replaced if its just the valve threads 2) If it isn't the valve, is there a sealant...
  12. Building & Construction
    Hi guys don't know if i'm being silly or paranoid here but i was just wondering what kind of weight my room would support as i want a new fish tank but i'm scared about the weight and have no idea about this. The tank is only 200 litres which i think would add up to 300 lbs max but i have no...
  13. General DIY Discussions
    I have a 20 lb BBQ propane tank, and lately it has been delivering irregular pressure. When I gentely shake the tank vertically, the pressure increases to normal, then immediately reduces to a meager flow. It feels and sounds like there is liquid in the tank. Other than simply refilling, is...
  14. Plumbing
    I have a well with a submersible pump about 30' out from the pressure switch and 6 gallon pressure tank. I want to move the tank around to the back of the house. Are there any issues with moving the tank further away from the well/pump location (I was planning 1 1/4" pipe for the extension)...
  15. Plumbing
    I bought a universal tank repair kit and replaced all the innards of my toilet tank. The new rubber gasket between the tank and bowl is about 1/2 inch thicker than the previous gasket I removed. This is causing the tank to wobble and is a noticeable 1/2 or so from the bowl. If I tired to...
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