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    Thanks for the guidance. Since I had to re-do...

    Thanks for the guidance. Since I had to re-do the exterior flashing on the vent pipe, I'm expecting that the plumber's helper didn't do any insulating in the attic either.

    I wish City...
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    Vent and cold weather = draft

    I'm looking for something, I have no idea what, but maybe someone here will help me find it.

    A few years ago I did a kitchen remodel that entailed moving the sink across the room. Now the sink...
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    Wow, that was a very simple solution. I thank...

    Wow, that was a very simple solution. I thank you fo
    r help. It's nice not having to understand how it was wired, but still be able to get it working.
    Thanks Again,
    Ray
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    Describing electrical circuits is a tough one, as...

    Describing electrical circuits is a tough one, as I'm sure you all know.

    The motion sensor is a replacement sensor, which is usually mounted in the same box as the lights. In this case I plan on...
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    3-way switch feeds another switch?

    I want to add a motion sensor to a pair of lights on the outside of a garage. Upon investigating today, I got confused by what I found.
    SW1 is in the house, SW2 is in the garage, and has never been...
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    How would I do the suction side if you don't do...

    How would I do the suction side if you don't do threaded components? I'm definitely on the side of less thread the better. My check-valve is brass threaded, as is the input to the pump. Is there...
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    Interesting thought Valveman. I do have what...

    Interesting thought Valveman. I do have what appears to be an on-going silt issue, not enough to cause big problems, but enough to interfere with proper sprinkler head operation. The filter is...
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    Preferred System Set-up?

    This site has done wonders over the past few years in helping me understand wells and getting my irrigation system up and running. I have finally gotten everything to work and am now in the process...
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    Good thing I'm the curious type and was able to...

    Good thing I'm the curious type and was able to figure this out myself.

    As I suspected, the problem was with the pressure switch. There was a pocket of silt hanging out in the diaphragm area of...
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    Pump won't turn on, won't stay on

    I'm using a shallow well for my irrigation system.

    System Particulars:
    1.5 hp Flotec pump (yes, I know, but it's only use is to water the lawn)
    20/40 Square-D pressure switch (The sticker...
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    Thanks for the info. Now, to correct the...

    Thanks for the info. Now, to correct the problem, so if I want to persue correcting it I need to remove the current paint. As Elkhornson states, sanding the fiberglass is really not an option, so I...
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    Fiberglass exterior door paint issue

    I have an exterior door made by Anderson that doesn't like paint. I have painted, stripped, and repainted the door several times without any luck. Shortly after being painted, the paint bubbles in...
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    OK, thanks for the advice. Ray

    OK, thanks for the advice.

    Ray
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    Well, the pump is known to be at least 18 years...

    Well, the pump is known to be at least 18 years old before it started leaking. he diffuser is cracked. Both the diffuser and impeller have some good wear grooves on their faces, and the o-ring has...
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    Bob- Well, I didn't nuke the impeller, so I...

    Bob-

    Well, I didn't nuke the impeller, so I have some luck on my side. The part number is 20600B3. As mentioned in my initial message, I'm interested in getting the entire re-build kit. If you...
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    Pump rebuild kit needed - Water Ace

    I'm looking to rebuild a Water Ace R10L pump. I contacted the manufacturer and they recommended that I save shipping charges and go to my local Lowe's as they sell the Water Ace line.
    I've...
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    Bob- I sent you an e-mail regarding you being...

    Bob-

    I sent you an e-mail regarding you being a Myers distributor. Lowes doesn't seem to carry rebuild parts in the Boston area...
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    Thanks for the info. I doubt I would have...

    Thanks for the info. I doubt I would have noticed the thread difference visually until I had both pumps broken down, scratching my head as to why my plan wasn't working. You saved me time, and I...
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    Thanks Bob. I was aware of the reputation that...

    Thanks Bob. I was aware of the reputation that the Flotec pump has, but since I now own it, I'll have to use it until it decides to visit the pump graveyard in the back woods. The Water Ace pump...
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    Metal vs Plastic Pump?

    Hello All-

    My well currently uses a first class Flotec 1 hp pump with a plastic pump housing for my irrigation system. Sitting in my basement I have a Water Ace 1 hp that has a metal pump...
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    My back dislikes the sand more than the sprinkler...

    My back dislikes the sand more than the sprinkler heads...

    The pump will be used for irrigation, 99.9999% of the time through the sprinkler system. I have two faucets plumbed in so that a hose...
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    Sediment Filter Location and more

    I have a shallow well that I just got operating correctly, for the most part, but there are some issues.

    One issue that I have is some sand/silt upon initial start up. I installed a sediment...
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    I installed the filter after the tank. Now I...

    I installed the filter after the tank. Now I have one solenoid switch that remains open, so I will have to rebuild that before I can address the pressure switch issue. That will ba another post.
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    I realized that the unions are threaded, so doing...

    I realized that the unions are threaded, so doing my modification for the sedement filter became a lot easier. The air tank will stay to prevent the switch from cycling itself to death. My switch...
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    I am by no means a pro, but I have had a system...

    I am by no means a pro, but I have had a system working well, but the pump was in cavitation. If you have some cavitation, I don't think there is anything that can make it quiet.
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