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    I have just been reading this thread and thought...

    I have just been reading this thread and thought I might make a comment.
    I too, am on a well which is 350 ft deep. The well was already installed when I bought this proerty seven years ago (older...
  2. Just a follow up to the above. I was pleasantly...

    Just a follow up to the above. I was pleasantly surprised to find the small air valve turned out easily - I was expecting to have to drill and tap to put in the plug. The valve body was completely...
  3. Hi guys, Thanks for your replies. You have...

    Hi guys,

    Thanks for your replies. You have pretty much confirmed what I thought this might be. I have some 1/8" NPT brass plugs, so I will go ahead and fit the brass pluc.

    The pressure tank is...
  4. Well water pump line end check valve aarrangement

    Hi Guys,

    Have a couple of questions that I hope someone will be able to help me with.
    The house end of the well pump plastic (1" diameter ?) inlet water line, has a brass/bronze check valve...
  5. Mike, One point worth mentioning is that the...

    Mike,

    One point worth mentioning is that the RO units use a lot of water - especially
    during membrane cleaning. If your mother is on a septic system then the RO couild prove to be problematic -...
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    Hi, WHat everyone else has said. There are...

    Hi,

    WHat everyone else has said.

    There are a few people who deal with and sell water softeners. These people will help you out and can point you in the right direction, once they have mor...
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    Expansion tanks

    Just a quick note to say thanks to all that have taken the trouble to answer my question. It is great that the forum members are so quick to help out where possible.

    Much appreciated - thank you
    ...
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    Expansion tanks

    Hi Guys,

    Thanks for the comments thus far. The inlet piping is going to be increased in size - that was already on the books. What I was interested in is using another expansion tank ($40) making...
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    Expansion tanks

    Hi,

    Please bear with me on this as I am not quite clear about the expansion tank issue.

    First, my water supply is from a well, it comes into the house through a check valve and then into a...
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    I did a bit of telephoning this morning after...

    I did a bit of telephoning this morning after opening the unit up. To replace the two filters plus the membrane inner cost $188 + tax here in Canada. I can get a complete new unit for around $300...
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    Hi Jimbo, Yes, there is a small tank probably...

    Hi Jimbo,

    Yes, there is a small tank probably about the size you mentioned (15" dia and about 20" long). It is out of the picture, but there is one there. There is also a small drain from the...
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    Kenmore Delux Home Drinking Water System

    Hi Guys,

    Don't know if this would be the right forum for my questions - if not, maybe someone could redirect me.

    Here goes.

    I bought an older home nealy three years ago and have, what I was...
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    Thanks HJ, That is exactly what I have -...

    Thanks HJ,

    That is exactly what I have - wasn't sure about the tank lining though. I did manage to find out that the elements were an odd size so I just hope I can get a bit more mileage out of...
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    Thanks for the replies so far. Yes I did go to...

    Thanks for the replies so far.

    Yes I did go to Plumbing Wholesalers who sell to the public too - at different prices of course.
    The town where I live is around 85,000 population so there aren't...
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    Water heater dip tube length?

    Hi,

    Spent quite a bit of time trying to get a new dip tube today and everything I saw was just 26" long or so. I have a 175 litre or 45 imperial gallon water heater and would like to replace the...
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    Just a thought - is it possible that your breaker...

    Just a thought - is it possible that your breaker needs to be replaced too?
    I would change out that breaker for a new one just in case you end up chasing ghosts.

    When I bought my place a couple...
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    Dave, There is some good information being put...

    Dave,

    There is some good information being put forward here - I am learning all the time.

    The static head of the water would be about 14psi and allowing for pipe resistance lets make it 20 psi....
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    State domestic electric water heater

    Hi,

    I have a couple of questions that you plumber types might be able to answer for me.

    I have to replace the TP valve on my water heater (have it already) and while I have the heater empty I...
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    Ron, I would go and make the wife happy and...

    Ron,

    I would go and make the wife happy and install the water softener - you won't regret it at all. On the plus side, if you sell the house having the water softener installed will be a plus.
    ...
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    Have you seen this before?

    Hi Jeff,

    This is just a shot in the dark, but you say you have a water softener right. All of your appliances run off of it on softened water. Could it be that the flow through the softener has...
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    Clear water iron

    Hi,

    My recently installed toilet is starting to show rust stains even though the water itself appears clear. Checking I have found that this is due to clear water iron.
    What would be the best...
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    Gary, Thx for the reply. The water was...

    Gary,

    Thx for the reply.

    The water was trickling out of two small holes that had held something in the past (I have only been in this house just eighteen months and have no literature on this...
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    Thanks for the feed back - I suspected some sort...

    Thanks for the feed back - I suspected some sort of level sensing device.

    Where abouts would this levelsensing float be located? I have no information on this unit. It does soften water well -...
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    Water softener overflowing

    I have an older model "Citation" watersoftener (maybe 25 yr old) that has newer internals that sit above the resin container. This morning I went down to the basement to find it overflowing - flooded...
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    bubbling toilet on septic tank

    Hi,

    Sounds like you will hve plenty of work ahead of you - my bet is that the leachfield and piping need replacement.

    I had similar problem (long story) and had to rplace both the septic tank...
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