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    I sold an old used Johnston Pump once. It was...

    I sold an old used Johnston Pump once. It was pretty tought to find information on it. Are johnston pumps still in production? I know MAPS had a tough time finding me information on them.

    I...
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    Growing up we didn't have any ventilation either....

    Growing up we didn't have any ventilation either. I was wondering if anyone knew about the one piece shower with the lip at the top and if that helped most of the humidity condensate inside the...
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    shower encloser enclosed

    Growing up we had newer one-piece type shower enclosures. These enclosures had a taller ceiling then they did an entrance. By this I mean there was a lip so to speak that hung down towards the...
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    private irr water service

    Does anyone out there irrigate from a system that is setup to provide irrigation water only. In my area many people can’t get rural water and so an untreated, private irrigation only service has...
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    Agree with the rest and have questions of my own

    These guys are all correct. Chlorinate the well. If you don’t have a convertible motor, don’t run it with low voltage. You cannot physically “suck” water more than 30 feet (might be as much as 32...
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    You have a few things going on here. The pump...

    You have a few things going on here. The pump kicking on without water use would indicate a bad check valve or a leak in the system.

    With the pump and the pressure there could be many things. ...
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    I will forward these thoughts to my boss as well...

    I will forward these thoughts to my boss as well as ask the oil burner salesmen we are talking to about such concerns. Than k you for your input.

    None of you know any particular name brands that...
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    large acre drip tape application

    Anyone ever develop large drip tape irrigation systems. I am working with a customer who would like to install twenty acres of drip tape for a vegetable garden. Any recommended filter systems or...
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    We don't have the pesky rules here. We do...

    We don't have the pesky rules here. We do however have very cold winters!

    lol.
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    used oil or waste oil heater

    Has anyone installed a used oil heater? My company maintains a lot of vehicles and ends up with a lot of used oil. We run about 20% synthetic and also use a lot of atf in place of hydraulic oil. ...
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    I agree with speedbump. Bad pump, motor, or well...

    I agree with speedbump. Bad pump, motor, or well are very likely. Call a water well driller or pump contactor.
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    Thermodynamic equations include energy and...

    Thermodynamic equations include energy and velocity. Thinking of frozen water as a particular state of energy for water adding velocity would change that state of energy. With out going to the text...
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    If you hand a submersible, make sure to have a...

    If you hand a submersible, make sure to have a flow sleeve to help cool the pum p motor.
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    Poll: Plastic fitting manufactures don’t recommend the...

    Plastic fitting manufactures don’t recommend the use of tape on their threaded fittings. The tape does not “squish” out of the way like paste and causes the threads to become misaligned.

    See the...
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    Cavitation is the vaporizing of water and its...

    Cavitation is the vaporizing of water and its explosion therein. If the city water supply line only provides 4 gpm, then that is all you should try to pump with your pump. Your pump has the ability...
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    There are different kinds of poly pipe. There...

    There are different kinds of poly pipe. There are SDR and SIDR types. SIDR stands for standard inside dimension ratio and accepts insert fittings. This pipe is common for well drillers and private...
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    Call you irrigation contractor, well driller, or...

    Call you irrigation contractor, well driller, or pump supplier. I sound like a broken record, but Gould’s and Grudnfos make excellent products for this kind of thing. Unless you are a pump, motor,...
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    Get out your ohm meter and amp meter!

    Get out your ohm meter and amp meter!
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    I built a garage a couple of years ago on a...

    I built a garage a couple of years ago on a budget. I wanted to have a place for the water to drain, but didn’t want to worry about the plumbing of a drain. I created a simple shallow sump. The...
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    If that plumber is a dealer it might not be a bad...

    If that plumber is a dealer it might not be a bad idea. Make sure you know the plumbers history and reputation. The most important thing is that he has a good supply of repair or replacement parts...
  21. Thread: changed pump

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    Attempt to measure the water level in the well. ...

    Attempt to measure the water level in the well. Your local pump man should have a sounding meter to determine the level. If he does not, you could attempt to make your own. I have had customers...
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    You should at least have a small pressure tank to...

    You should at least have a small pressure tank to absorb the shock of the pump turning on and off. If you want to go really high tech you could go with a variable speed pump. There are many jet...
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    more help

    I don't think that the hose has ips thread; it looks more like a much coarser thread. Does anyone know for sure? I realize that I might need to put a new faucet in, but I would like to try this...
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    portable dishwasher help

    Help. I just got a portable dishwasher. I had some problems hooking up the moen one touch facet to the quick connect and thought that I had it fixed. Then I bumped the faucet and the quick connect...
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    what is the horsepower that you are starting?...

    what is the horsepower that you are starting? does it exceed the rated capacity of the switch. i have seen contacts weld together when the starting load exceed the rating of the switch.

    neili...
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