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  1. no water for Christmas, please help! well pump suddenly not cycling

    Hello,

    We have a Goulds 15S shallow well pump that mysteriously stopped cycling this morning. We have nothing but a trickle coming out of our faucets. The pump has a digital pressure switch...
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    Thanks hj - that's really helpful!

    Thanks hj - that's really helpful!
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    One other question.. would the Fluidmasters...

    One other question.. would the Fluidmasters tolerate some pressure variability (maybe 60-90 psi), assuming that the pump is set to 60/70 and the pressure tanks partially buffer the heat expansion? ...
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    So we have sort of a strange set-up, where the...

    So we have sort of a strange set-up, where the pump stores water in 4 great big pressure tanks (Flotec) before entering the house.

    I think this is a reserve for fire-fighting (in case of an...
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    Thanks for the quick reply! We do have a...

    Thanks for the quick reply!

    We do have a check valve, and it never occured to me that pressure could build up past the cut-off pressure of the pump (70 psi) though that makes sense now that you...
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    leaky fill valve AND shutoff valve

    Hello toilet experts!

    We have a toilet with a fluidmaster 400a fill valve, which I suspect may be leaking due to debris under the valve seal. I have tried to adjust the float height, but that...
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    BTW, would a CSV be compatible with our current...

    BTW, would a CSV be compatible with our current pressure tanks? If so, we'd like to install one of those now, regardless of what we do with the pump (repair or replace).

    The water is used for the...
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    Thanks valveman for the reply and the photo!! ...

    Thanks valveman for the reply and the photo!! The CSV and small tank definitely look like a much more reasonable system than all of those huge pressure tanks, and I'm sure we'll want to do that as...
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    is our pump dying? can we fix it?

    Hello everyone,

    About a year ago, we were having some problems with our pump:
    http://www.terrylove.com/forums/showthread.php?t=14716

    In brief, we live on a steep hill and have a Sta-Rite...
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    Gary - thanks for the insights here. I'm...

    Gary - thanks for the insights here. I'm concerned about your comments below about water capacity for fire fighting. We have a total of 4 pressure tanks:

    One FP7135 - 320 Gallons (Vertical)...
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    Thanks for the reply and sorry for the confusion...

    Thanks for the reply and sorry for the confusion (plumbing is clearly not something I understand)...

    I thought that it was a pressure assist toilet because it didn't have a float and had a little...
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    perplexed by our pressure assist toilets

    We recently moved into a house with 2 pressure assist toilets (American Standard). I've never seen these before, so I'm a little confused about how they work and how to fix them...

    The first...
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    Thank you all for the help and suggestions. I'm...

    Thank you all for the help and suggestions. I'm happy to report that we were able to get someone else out to completely replace the whole pressure switch tube and fitting (for a reasonable cost!),...
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    Thanks speedbump!

    Thanks speedbump!
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    Thanks for the input. As far as the guy who...

    Thanks for the input. As far as the guy who repaired the pump a few days ago, it was someone from a fire sprinkler company. I didn't realize that the pump was pressurizing both the sprinkler tanks...
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    Right - sorry for not explaining that! The house...

    Right - sorry for not explaining that! The house had to be built with an indoor sprinkler system since we're on a really steep hill with a winding driveway (not good for the fire trucks).
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    Thanks Bob - very interesting! We just moved in...

    Thanks Bob - very interesting! We just moved in to the house (built in 99), so don't know when the pump was originally installed or why they did what they did. Can you explain a little bit more...
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    Thanks so much for the suggestions, alternety! I...

    Thanks so much for the suggestions, alternety! I don't see any clear way to bypass the pump via valves, and have been thinking about your idea to just run the pipe for a few minutes as needed until...
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    pressure switch line blew off - please help

    We recently moved into a home on steep hill. We use city water, but due to the elevation from the street, a multi-stage jet pump (HMSF Series - 1-1/2 HP) is used to increase the water pressure. A...
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