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    I got a new cartridge, installed it, and...

    I got a new cartridge, installed it, and everything is working great now. I guess it was just defective.
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    I've tried the cartridge both ways with no...

    I've tried the cartridge both ways with no difference and I'm sure the lines aren't in backwards, they're marked clearly on the valve and I can feel the hot line get hot.

    But thanks for the...
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    New shower valve, limited hot water

    I just installed a new American Standard Neo Traditional shower valve. When I turn the water on all the way hot, it gets nice and hot for a couple seconds, then goes very cold within 5-10 seconds.
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    Firefox is a bit faster and a bit lighter on...

    Firefox is a bit faster and a bit lighter on resource usage. I haven't come across a website it doesn't work with in years.

    But where it excels is the fact it's far less likely to get...
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    I once lived in an older apartment building in...

    I once lived in an older apartment building in the northeast that heated half the apartment with the gas stove, it kind of had an extension on the side with a burner. But the stove was properly...
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    I don't know much myself, but I also recently...

    I don't know much myself, but I also recently bought a home with a well and noticed one odd thing.



    My flow test was conducted over 4 hours. The guy who did it said that was important to make...
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    I noticed one other thing... I thought chlorinating water before a softener was a bad idea? Perhaps I'm just mixing the order up in my head.
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    Is it possible the factory rep tested for...

    Is it possible the factory rep tested for hardness, saw the water coming out wasn't hard, and said everythign was working well with the softener?

    Could the softener be busted and allowing the salt...
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    This may be totally impractical for you, but when...

    This may be totally impractical for you, but when I bought my house it came with one of those portable dishwashers. A weekend of my time and $30 in parts and it's now plumbed in and semi-permanent. ...
  10. Thread: Low flowing water

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    I'm by far an expert... but if you're using an...

    I'm by far an expert... but if you're using an amp-meter (or a multimeter to measure current) that needs to go in series, not in parellel with the switch.

    -Marc
  11. Thread: Fair practice?

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    Gary says it all.. they quoted $340 and charged...

    Gary says it all.. they quoted $340 and charged $405.
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    Guess I owe about $10k then! Odd since the...

    Guess I owe about $10k then!

    Odd since the local home depot gives workshops on how to do it all yourself.
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    >> FOR SALE BY OWNER Only an idiot or someone...

    >> FOR SALE BY OWNER

    Only an idiot or someone who knows what they're doing and willing to spend some money getting it right would buy a house in this condition. Hope for the latter!
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    Of if you're on a well, just run an extension...

    Of if you're on a well, just run an extension cord from the outlet to the floor so the GFCI will trip if it floods. (don't really do this!)
  15. Thread: Locating my well.

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    Ah. I was thinking there was some jargon I was...

    Ah. I was thinking there was some jargon I was missing, like it was measured weirdly or something.
  16. Thread: Locating my well.

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    Thanks for the advice everyone. ...

    Thanks for the advice everyone.



    Unfortunatly, what he gave me was the best he knew, so that won't help.



    Less than 25 feet? I'm not sure I follow you there.
  17. Thread: Locating my well.

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    Locating my well.

    We bought a house a little while ago and aren't 100% sure where our well is.

    In our front yard is an old well. It's got a giant old grinding stone (presumably from some turn of the century...
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    I recently moved into a house with a well. ...

    I recently moved into a house with a well. Reading this, I had no idea of any of the answers to your questions and that scares me a bit. Does anyone know of a good online guide to wells? Wells for...
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    Excessive condensation

    We recently bought a house that's on a well. The water coming from the well is very cold. The past few weeks have been very humid and we've been noticing a lot of condensation.

    In the basement...
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    I should snap a picture of something I found in...

    I should snap a picture of something I found in the crawlspace of the house I just purchased...

    There's 2 copper pipes running horizontaly towards the bathroom. Then there's 2 vertical pipes...
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    Softener drain question

    I'm a new homeowner looking at installing a water softener in my house. There's just 2 of us living there, and our water is moderatly hard (I forget the actual number from the quality report). I'm...
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