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    Thanks, I understood that. The existing water...

    Thanks, I understood that. The existing water supply line (aka "sucker line") is buried about 12" underground, so if I were to replace it with PEX, that would also be buried.
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    So can I assume from this that "P.E." is still...

    So can I assume from this that "P.E." is still being used? Is there a compelling reason to use PEX instead of P.E.? I don't like or trust the hose-clamped connections, and it's possible that there...
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    I'm going to the cabin in a couple of weeks, and...

    I'm going to the cabin in a couple of weeks, and will get a more precise measurement, but the distance from cistern to cabin (with pump underneath) is around 100 ft. I'm calling this the "sucker...
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    Thanks hj. That's also something I wanted to...

    Thanks hj. That's also something I wanted to know about. I got a lecture about the difference between CPVC and PVC from a guy at Lowes and wanted to double-check if it was correct, that PVC was...
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    Also, I'm wondering about pipe diameter. Usually...

    Also, I'm wondering about pipe diameter. Usually I see 1/2" PEX in houses, but I wonder if there is a reason to go larger? Same question for the sucker line. Would a larger diameter sucker line...
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    General PEX Questions

    We have a cabin in the mountains in Ruidoso, New Mexico that was homeowner-built (and poorly) in the mid-1070's. Set "pier & beam" style on a mountain, the underside of the cabin is enclosed by...
  7. Thanks. I'm printing this off and taking it with...

    Thanks. I'm printing this off and taking it with us when we go to Ruidoso in about 3 weeks.

    Also thanks to all the other replies. This forum has the most number of informed participants I've...
  8. The JB Weld. Was that a joke? Because I'm...

    The JB Weld. Was that a joke? Because I'm thinking about trying it.
  9. So say cut-on pressure is 30 PSI. The tank's air...

    So say cut-on pressure is 30 PSI. The tank's air pressure should be about 28 psi when 2/3rds filled with water with no pressure. How do I know when it's 2/3rds full if the tank is completely...
  10. valveman's profile pics: One tank is wrong and the other is right

    I keep noticing the profile pic showing the tank with pipes below as being "wrong", and the one with the pipes above as being "right". I think I have the wrong one at my cabin.

    Thing is, I'm not...
  11. Is it cast iron? I just assumed it was because...

    Is it cast iron? I just assumed it was because it was bumpy. The previous weld might have worked if it hadn't been 1/8" off the crack, lol...

    If I were to buy another pump, I would want...
  12. Gould J10S w/ Cracked Cast Iron Parts and Other Problems

    The motor works just fine.

    1) The Casing (1K333) is cracked where the pump was not drained properly and water froze inside, and then some time before I acquired it, the crack was welded badly. ...
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    How to Dig a Sideways Hole?

    I'm posting this here because you guys know a lot about just about everything.

    My situation is that I have power on one side of a concrete driveway, and I want to dig a hole about 12" deep (say 6"...
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    The natural result of affirmative action.

    The natural result of affirmative action.
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    I spent 3 years on Camp Pendleton (near San...

    I spent 3 years on Camp Pendleton (near San Diego), and he is correct. It rains 30 days each spring there, and is absolutely perfect the rest of the year. It's too perfect, like eating too much...
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    What is the difference between a "regular" Jet...

    What is the difference between a "regular" Jet Pump, and this particular Grundfos? I've had it apart and have seen the logic board, the air bladder thing, the plastic impellors in the pump housing,...
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    This pump seems to be special in that it is able...

    This pump seems to be special in that it is able to draw water up about 30 ft., and is still able to produce 42 psi. It's called a "Jet Pump". Can all jet pumps do this? What would be a good...
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    The Final Verdict

    Came back to SA on Monday from a week in Ruidoso. Installed the Grundfos and it worked beautifully.

    I would like to thank everyone for the help and advice. Most particularly, the advice on how...
  19. If you are going to try sell to Americans, I...

    If you are going to try sell to Americans, I recommend you hire someone to translate to American Standard English. These services are cheap, and it says something about a Vendor that is not willing...
  20. The San Antonio Water System gives away cheapie...

    The San Antonio Water System gives away cheapie "low-flow" toilets for free, as a way to help conserve water. You can drive up & down any suburban street and find high-quality Kohlers set out on the...
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    What's funny is I've been daydreaming about...

    What's funny is I've been daydreaming about drilling my own well for the last few days. It's only about 40 ft into the side of a mountain. Sure, it might be solid rock, but how hard can it be to...
  22. Is "Ditra" some kind of modified thin-set? You...

    Is "Ditra" some kind of modified thin-set?

    You aren't planning on setting tile directly to any kind of wood, are you?
    You didn't learn how to set tile from a "Time Life" book, or Home Depot...
  23. I do tile for a living. Is that Pex coming out...

    I do tile for a living. Is that Pex coming out of the floor? You should be able to disassemble the valve, and make a hole large enough to get around the valve, but still be covered by the escucheon...
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    Post a photo of it.

    Post a photo of it.
  25. Thanks Porky. I understand the risk of...

    Thanks Porky. I understand the risk of biological contamination. Just saw a special on wild hogs. In one situation, wild hogs were defecating in the water that was being used for cattle...
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