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    Here is a diagram of typical framing for a hip...

    Here is a diagram of typical framing for a hip roof.
    http://www.blocklayer.com/roof/roofeng.aspx

    Are there any ties at the top of the wall that would make it into a truss? There is usually a...
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    You would be better off running a 2" pipe out to...

    You would be better off running a 2" pipe out to the water with a foot valve at the end. You can a roll of 2" poly pipe, or you can buy or make up 20' lengths of 2" PVC and connect then with Dresser...
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    The pump is a J05; the N stands for "Not Tank...

    The pump is a J05; the N stands for "Not Tank Mounted".

    The pump is obsolete but you can still get the required nozzle and venturi.

    The parts list at the link says the high pressure nozzle is...
  4. I bought a 5.5 kW Kipor diesel generator because...

    I bought a 5.5 kW Kipor diesel generator because I use fuel oil for heating. Therefore, I always have fuel on site.

    I checked the generator capacity by turning on a 1.2 ton (14,400 BTU per hour)...
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    It depends on which 1/2 HP shallow well jet pump...

    It depends on which 1/2 HP shallow well jet pump you have.

    If you have the J5S it probably won't work reliably at 40/60.

    If you have the J5SH it will work at 40/60.
    ...
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    Buy a bowl only and provide a bucket for people...

    Buy a bowl only and provide a bucket for people to fill and use.

    Provide instructions on how to use it, and to keep some water available if required to fill the trap after the flush. In most...
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    If I were using air to strip methane I would want...

    If I were using air to strip methane I would want to be sure that the methane/air mixture doesn't reach explosive concentrations. The explosive limits found at the link are 5% to 15% methane in air....
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    You should think carefully about what you want to...

    You should think carefully about what you want to do. You may want to use the well water for irrigation. You could do that by connecting the well system, including the tank, to the outside...
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    3M and many others have heatshrink tubing and...

    3M and many others have heatshrink tubing and wrap-around repair kits for ranges of voltages exceeding 1000 Volts. Many meet UL 224 requirements for cable jacketing. They can certainly be used safely...
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    I checked my homeowner's policy and it has no...

    I checked my homeowner's policy and it has no such provision.

    I suggest this is a scare-mongering tactic to discourage homeowners from doing their own work.

    Please provide the name of...
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    Please provide the case citation and verdict. I...

    Please provide the case citation and verdict. I am very interested in any case where a homeowner's insurance company as sued the homeowner insured by the company. The legal basis should be...
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    The homeowner's insurance company may sue the pro...

    The homeowner's insurance company may sue the pro who installed something contrary to code, but they would have to show that it caused the loss.

    In that case the installers insurance company...
  13. Thread: Surging Pump

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    Surging can also be caused by operating a pump in...

    Surging can also be caused by operating a pump in the wrong part of the range.

    Some centrifugal pumps have a characteristic in the flow range between 0 and 20 percent of the design flow where the...
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    I suspect that, at least with respect to...

    I suspect that, at least with respect to homeowners, "The insurance won't pay" argument does not apply. I would like to see a citation from a real policy.

    I have carefully examined my homeowners...
  15. I installed a filtration system that runs off a...

    I installed a filtration system that runs off a solar-charged battery system. The inverter is a top-quality sine-wave inverter by Xantrex that cost about $2500 when they installed it. The pumps came...
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    Choice of toilet may depend on what is available...

    Choice of toilet may depend on what is available for waste disposal and water supply.

    A modest tank can store enough water for flushing. A 50 gallon plastic barrel will provide more than 25...
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    Check the link. ...

    Check the link.
    http://www.norwesco.com/page.cfm?menu=65
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    Here is a link to managing iron and manganese in...

    Here is a link to managing iron and manganese in drinking water. Some of it may apply to your irrigation application.

    http://www.fs.fed.us/eng/pubs/html/99711308/99711308.html#Seque
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    It is using 16% less power to pump 50% less...

    It is using 16% less power to pump 50% less water. That, combined with the fact that the motor is less efficient at that operating point, results in 73% more electricity (kWhr) per quantity of water...
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    If the sheathing is too ragged to get new...

    If the sheathing is too ragged to get new sheathing in place you might add some tape held in place by shrink-tubing.

    I would like to see the new sheathing overlap the old. If you can slip...
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    If a 1/2 HP pump is enough to run the sprinklers...

    If a 1/2 HP pump is enough to run the sprinklers it would not seem to be a great idea to install a 1 HP pump that needs to be throttled so it delivers the flow of the 1/2 HP pump.

    Throttling a...
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    If it freezes when there is water in the pump it...

    If it freezes when there is water in the pump it will burst the pump and probably the lines when it freezes.

    I modified a check valve for use as a spring-loaded faucet valve and the same will...
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    The code permits, because it does not prohibit,...

    The code permits, because it does not prohibit, extension of a 12 AWG circuit with 14 AWG conductors as long as the overcurrent protective device is rated at 15 Amps or is changed to 15 Amps when the...
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    You are caught between a rock and a hard place. ...

    You are caught between a rock and a hard place.

    The bathroom circuit may have been installed before the code requirement that other circuits could not be connected to a bathroom circuit. I don't...
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    OVERLOADING: YOU SAID: "My water is cutting off...

    OVERLOADING: YOU SAID: "My water is cutting off after about 15 mins of being on full force with only one spiget on. When I turn the water on, the pressure goes down to 40 psi and the pump comes on....
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