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    justin_24, How's Your Pump Doing?

    Justin_24, how's your pump doing?
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    The Latest Taco 007-F5 lasted 15 months !

    Dang ! The Taco 007-F5 I installed 15 months ago bit the dust ! That certainly throws off the 5 years per pump statistic :mad:

    Now what? Do I go get another Taco 007 again?

    The whole pump...
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    OK ..... SO ..... 5 gallons bucket of water...

    OK ..... SO .....

    5 gallons bucket of water dumped into the toilet flush OK.
    5 gallons bucket of water dumped into the tank, assuming the tank is less than 5 gallon but dump 5 gallons anyways,...
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    I was ready to cut the old shower control out and...

    I was ready to cut the old shower control out and solder a new unit in. Of course, things are never so easy. I cannot get the water to shut off tight. Water continue to drip. Looks like the shut...
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    Bear with me as I am trying to understand as well...

    Bear with me as I am trying to understand as well ... If dumping 5 gallons into the toilet and it flush normal, AND dumping 5 gallons into the tank is also flushing normal (we have not get a...
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    Shower Control Valve

    I am back at my mother's house again :( 2 hours away, fixing her tenent's shower valve. It is a 3 knob control, hot-diverter-cold control valve. The cold water valve stem need replacing. I cannot...
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    Prop open the flapper at the bottom of the tank,...

    Prop open the flapper at the bottom of the tank, pour, ... no ... dump in 5 gallons of water into the tank. See if that will flush. If 5 gallon is OK, then try again with 1.6 gallon. If that is...
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    I am cheap and stubborn so I won't call a plumber...

    I am cheap and stubborn so I won't call a plumber at the drop of a hat. Unless it is an emergency, I try to figure out the proper way to do it and then plan and go do it. Same with debugging a...
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    I am not a plumber, I just play one at my house...

    I am not a plumber, I just play one at my house and at mother's house. That just don't make sense. If pouring 5 gallons of water down the toilet ... it flushes, then you need not bother with...
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    Of course, the simple "few dollars" one (cheap...

    Of course, the simple "few dollars" one (cheap ass that I am). ANy specific recommendation, part number and vendor?

    Do you know What is the controlling voltage? 120VAC? I never open up that...
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    Ha! Of course. Dry boiler and the flame kicks...

    Ha! Of course. Dry boiler and the flame kicks on ... yes, THAT is the worst case scenario.

    A second cutoff float switch, where is that mounted? On my boiler, there is a metal "thing" where...
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    I respectfully disagree. That is a very broad...

    I respectfully disagree. That is a very broad general statement. There are plenty of cases of gas line project is simple and low risk. There was a "T" at one of the gas line and I used that "T" to...
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    As for electrical interface, I am OK with it. I...

    As for electrical interface, I am OK with it. I am a military electronics hardware designer. I spend my career thinking in terms of multiple redundancies, fail safe modes, and ultimate reliability....
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    The auto valve, I am sure is very reliable, that...

    The auto valve, I am sure is very reliable, that is not the problem. If the valve DID NOT FAIL to open or to close.
    If the WATER LEVEL SWITCH on the boiler failed.

    Then the valve will not get...
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    Ideal situation is the chain snap cutter. There...

    Ideal situation is the chain snap cutter. There is a certain mental tension as you tighten the chain. Once it snaps, comes the satisfied and relief feeling. Once things goes bad, and the grinder...
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    Thanks all for your help. I'll post photos later...

    Thanks all for your help. I'll post photos later when I get a chance. Someday, when the opportunity presents itself, the lead will be gone for the bathroom remodel.

    I think knowledgable steam...
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    Thanks. I'll be installing it in parallel to the...

    Thanks. I'll be installing it in parallel to the existing manual fill valve. So, even when I loose electrical power, or a failure of the solinoid valve, I can still manually add water.

    There are...
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    Maybe I am analyzing this a bit too much ... ...

    Maybe I am analyzing this a bit too much ...

    Epoxy ... would the thermal property difference the lead and the epoxy allow the adhersion to separate over time as the two material expands and...
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    http://www.inspect-ny.com/heat/Steam_Boiler_Water_...

    http://www.inspect-ny.com/heat/Steam_Boiler_Water_Feeders.htm

    Found the above web site. Installation seems straight forward and within my ability. I just have to find out who/where they sell it....
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    Thanks a million for the help. Some projects...

    Thanks a million for the help.

    Some projects are obviously over my head and I should call a pro. Many, can be learned if approach slowly. That is what I am hoping to get from this forum. ...
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    Hi, HJ, Are there different diamond blades? I...

    Hi, HJ,

    Are there different diamond blades? I made a mistake in my previous entry, I used a diamond blade on my 4" grinder, NOT a carbide embedded metal blade. On my trial run on a scrap piece...
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    Hi cwhyu2, I am not sure what the question is?...

    Hi cwhyu2,

    I am not sure what the question is? "Upgraded" means remove all the lead pipe instead of repair that leaking section? At this point, I don't even know what my options are. I have...
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    Boiler: Valve to Automaticly Add Water

    My mother's steam heat boiler have a low water warning light. When it is on, the boiler will not turn on until the water supply valve is opened to add sufficient water into the boiler. This was OK...
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    I just finish replacing a section of cracked 4"...

    I just finish replacing a section of cracked 4" cast iron pipe. Do a search for that thread. Lots of good recomendations. SOme better than others. Here is what I learned.

    Chain snap cutter is...
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    Is this some kind of old world high tech secret...

    Is this some kind of old world high tech secret that no one wants to talk about it? Now I am just so curious about what the big deal is. Not that I am believing it is simple job. I DO believe that...
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