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  1. Thread: pH Correction

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    I only measured it at the kitchen sink. I did let...

    I only measured it at the kitchen sink. I did let it run for a while. Not quite a lab quality analysis. I imagine it would not correct as well as the flow rate increases. Makes sense.
    Bottom...
  2. Thread: Pipe Volume

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    That's 1728 in^3 / 1 ft^3. Not 144.

    That's 1728 in^3 / 1 ft^3. Not 144.
  3. Thread: pH Correction

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    I bought a 1.5 CuFt fiberglass tank, in/out head...

    I bought a 1.5 CuFt fiberglass tank, in/out head and set it up for upflow. Filled it about 2/3 of the way up with Calcite. It works GREAT! My pH was 5.7 and it was eating my pipes. I already had some...
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    I'll have to get a pH test kit. I suppose a pool...

    I'll have to get a pH test kit. I suppose a pool test kit will work. The nearest 10th should be close enough.
    It'll be interesting to see what the pH does based on flow rate. At work here, they were...
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    Neutralization update

    Well, things have been running for a couple of months now with GREAT results. Final installation is Pump->CSV->tank&switch->upflow neutralizer.
    Just after the neutraliser I have a hose bib. I've...
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    I've got the CSV1 (60PSI). Roughly 52/67 PSI cut...

    I've got the CSV1 (60PSI). Roughly 52/67 PSI cut in/out. Great pressure. My pump will run continuously as I shower. Usually the most demanding thing I do is fill the tub and the pump holds 60 PSI...
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    Your sump is 18" diam and 25" deep? There's...

    Your sump is 18" diam and 25" deep? There's always 20" of water in the pit?
    Has anyone caught this?
    First you need to get the pump down to about 6" from the bottom of that pit not 20"
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    Is the system a primay/secondary loop...

    Is the system a primay/secondary loop configuration? (1 boiler circ pump, plus one pump dor each zone). Or is it just 3 zones pumped into the boiler without a primary loop?

    You need a flow check...
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    In my previous house, the sink drained into a...

    In my previous house, the sink drained into a vertical pipe in the wall. It continued up to the drain for the shower above. From there it continued into the attic as the vent.
    I'm not sure what the...
  10. Thread: Drake-quiet?

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    The big stink is about PFOA (perfluorooctanoic...

    The big stink is about PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid). It's a chemical used in the manufacture of Teflon and other fluoro-polymers. It's a long chain molecule that, once it gets into your body, it...
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    Who says this? The documentation on the FlowGuard...

    Who says this? The documentation on the FlowGuard site says their product is just fine. I don't know how you run your hydronic system, but mine is 180 Deg Max at 20 PSI.

    See page 18 of the PDF...
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    Water heaters in series

    OK, I've done a search, but haven't come up with a situation like the one I'm about to try. I know the whole "two water heaters" subject has been beat to death, but...

    I have an 80 MBtu oil fired...
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    I used the purple primer and the orange cement....

    I used the purple primer and the orange cement. The Lowes didn't have the one step. I just used the purple so I wouldn't forget what I had primed and not primed.
    No regrets, no leaks, no sweat (pun...
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    I just replumbed with FlowGuard Gold too. Way too...

    I just replumbed with FlowGuard Gold too. Way too easy. I'll never use copper again if I can avoid it.
    There are 2 methods of joining. Primer and Cement or One-Step.
    The Primer you use is either...
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    [QUOTE=Bob NH]Engineering is the process of...

    [QUOTE=Bob NH]Engineering is the process of finding economical solutions that meet the customer's needs. There are solutions to all of the "problems" that have been raised.
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    Why not...
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    Ah. Thanks. Perhaps I need to get a little...

    Ah. Thanks.
    Perhaps I need to get a little closer to it to find out who makes it. Forgive the graphic description. It's a great toilet.
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    Bemis toilet performance

    I just bought a new house that has a Bemis toilet installed in the downstairs bathroom. This thing seems to take anything I throw at it without hesitation. I mean ANYTHING. If it can come out of my...
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    I've got 1" to the boiler then it branches to...

    I've got 1" to the boiler then it branches to 3/4" for the hot and cold trunks. Not enough? Oh well, how often do I run everything anyway? Right?
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    This has to be some sort of sick joke. NOWHERE...

    This has to be some sort of sick joke. NOWHERE have I ever seen anything about limiting time above a certain temperature. I'll be recirculating 130F water at 65 PSI. I just went through Charlotte...
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    OK. Thanks, Bob. I'll just leave it as is, and...

    OK. Thanks, Bob. I'll just leave it as is, and enjoy my superb water pressure. When things get worse or it fails, I'll fix it then. Perhaps a variable speed pump this time. certainly one with more...
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    Test results

    OK, here it is.
    I removed the check and left the CSV in place.
    I ran and flushed everything for a while until I was satisfied that there was no more air in the pipes.
    I closed the house valve and...
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    If you get a small electric unit. Run it as hot...

    If you get a small electric unit. Run it as hot as it will go, and use a tempering valve. It will make it seem like a larger unit. You will increase your standby losses though.
    You can still...
  23. Thread: Well controls?

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    104 cfs * 7.48gal/cf * 3600s/hr *24 hr/day =...

    104 cfs * 7.48gal/cf * 3600s/hr *24 hr/day = 67,212,288 gal/day
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    Sounds right. Now I just want to leave work early...

    Sounds right. Now I just want to leave work early to test things out. This whole working to get paid is a real cramp in my style. :)
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    The CSV works fine while flow is up. Like during...

    The CSV works fine while flow is up. Like during a shower. But I was thinking that after water use ends, and the valve throttles down to allow only 1 GPM, it cavitates. Since all the water is going...
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