(206) 949-5683, Top Rated Plumber, Seattle

Search:

Type: Posts; User: goat1of2; Keyword(s):

Search: Search took 0.12 seconds.

  1. Replies
    0
    Views
    896

    Remove iron stains from refinished tub?

    I know at least one of the regular posters here does bathtub refinishing. I hope he (or someone else in the know) can tell me:

    how do you remove iron stains from a refinished tub? You can't seem...
  2. Cleaning rust stains from refinished tub?

    I'm thinking of having an old cast iron tub refinished with, oh, say, "Miracle Method", or some such. We have high iron in our water and all the old porcelain fixtures are quite orange. Has anyone...
  3. Replies
    11
    Views
    1,725

    Central NC. Our water table is very high...

    Central NC. Our water table is very high (everyone has ponds!). Digging down just a couple feet will often find water. The local well guy I talked to this week said that given the age of the well,...
  4. Replies
    11
    Views
    1,725

    Okay, let's presume we can find out what kind of...

    Okay, let's presume we can find out what kind of metal it is...is there a type of metal which can withstand chlorine?

    And then, aren't you also saying that the chlorine is hard on the innards of...
  5. Replies
    11
    Views
    1,725

    Probably. The house was built in 1937, so you...

    Probably. The house was built in 1937, so you have to suspect that the well was installed at that time. Whether or not it has a "casing" is not really known--probably not in the way wells are...
  6. Replies
    11
    Views
    1,725

    Ah okay, but we have an above-ground jet pump. ...

    Ah okay, but we have an above-ground jet pump. Would the same damages accrue?
  7. Replies
    11
    Views
    1,725

    In-well chlorination

    After reading gobs of postings here about chlorinating well water--I'm wondering why some of you seem to be against in-well chlorination? Does it develop chlorine-resistant bacteria?

    After much...
  8. Replies
    1
    Views
    594

    Thank you, guys!

    I would just like to thank those of you who have taken the time to answer this middle-aged lady's (dumb) questions in the last few weeks. As a result of your patience, I have adjusted the well pump...
  9. Replies
    7
    Views
    2,163

    Agreed (or rather, I'd agree to anything which...

    Agreed (or rather, I'd agree to anything which keeps me from having to crawl under the house again).

    However, when I bought my previous house, the inspector guesstimated the water heater was about...
  10. Replies
    7
    Views
    2,163

    Ah yes, the old "don't fix it if it ain't broke"....

    Ah yes, the old "don't fix it if it ain't broke". That's precisely what I was thinking too. Perhaps it's best that all the sludge stays where it is rather than flowing to things like my new $600...
  11. Replies
    7
    Views
    2,163

    Stuck Water Heater Drain Valve

    Crawling under the house to deal with the well pump has led me to take a look at the water heater. I was going to drain it because I doubt the previous owners of the house ever did. However, the...
  12. Replies
    13
    Views
    1,500

    Thank you all for your help! Yes, I think the...

    Thank you all for your help! Yes, I think the tank is 20 gallons and, as I said, by rapping on the side you can clearly hear a difference. The water appears to be 1/3 up from the bottom. The pump...
  13. Replies
    13
    Views
    1,500

    I did notice that the tank does have just one...

    I did notice that the tank does have just one pipe at the bottom, where the drain spigot is. I also noticed that the pressure in the tank, as read by my tire pressure gauge, always matched the...
  14. Replies
    13
    Views
    1,500

    In case anyone has a similar problem someday and...

    In case anyone has a similar problem someday and wants to know what I did---

    I am cautiously reporting success in adjusting our well pump to cycle a lot less than it has. My first foray under the...
  15. Replies
    13
    Views
    1,500

    Just returned from the crawlspace. Tank is a...

    Just returned from the crawlspace. Tank is a "gould hydro tank" or so it says. Pressure at the valve reads 38 PSI on my tire gauge. Well pump gauge itself also reads 38 PSI. Rapping on side of...
  16. Replies
    13
    Views
    1,500

    Unsure about the type of tank. Will crawl under...

    Unsure about the type of tank. Will crawl under the house (ugh!) when it warms up a bit and find out. I've got a really great article I found about how to add air to a tank and have located my...
  17. Replies
    13
    Views
    1,500

    Just what is normal?

    Well, I've been googling for a half hour and have read the stickies at the top of this forum and STILL cannot find an answer to:

    What exactly is "normal" well pump cycling?

    Ours turns on just...
  18. Replies
    6
    Views
    1,313

    tester prongs not long enough?

    I'm trying to test a dryer outlet and neither my multimeter nor my el-cheapo receptacle tester has prongs seemingly long enough to make contact deep inside the outlet where the juice is.

    Am I just...
  19. Replies
    1
    Views
    820

    Fixing the Mess: Copper, CPVC, PEX?

    We are replacing PB pipe which runs from the crawlspace, through an exterior wall, and to the kitchen sink. The PB was connected to perfectly lovely copper pipe (1/2") which they chopped out and...
Results 1 to 19 of 19