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  1. Any help on Iron filtration minefield??

    Well produces good water, but iron shot up to 1.5 ppm, manganese to .48, and ph is at 7.1

    I get a headache when looking at the ph vs manganese and iron removal vs all the filters out there. Its a...
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    I have written and have many well shares. Its a...

    I have written and have many well shares. Its a mine field. Usually you split the repair costs on the pump and tank, and then split the cost of pumping water. If you have a meter for the well that...
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    Help with big iron in well water!

    Have a water well that was clean and clear for 8 years, then iron started creeping in during the last 2 years. California drought era - perhaps due to water table [?] at time of drilling, had...
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    I only use electric water heaters unless its a...

    I only use electric water heaters unless its a gas Polaris. But the ONLY difference between a 6 year water heater and a 12 year water heater is the length and diameter of the anode rod. I pulled many...
  5. I like that backfeed the whole house through the...

    I like that backfeed the whole house through the panel. When the flames were 200' high around my house, thats exactly what I did a few hours before, and I was the only house left standing in the...
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    Update on Ian and I.... we finally tired of all...

    Update on Ian and I.... we finally tired of all that reggae and young girls in grass skirts. The Tequila was starting to make us forget which way to turn a pipe for in's or out's. Decided to head...
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    I have to say I am finally convinced, the toto...

    I have to say I am finally convinced, the toto drake eco really sucks it all up. And I saw them for $171 vs. the American standard 3 at $298 - figure that out!
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    Anyone that uses these 2$ a roll toilet paper...

    Anyone that uses these 2$ a roll toilet paper that could be used for pillows or jacket lining are just greedy and foolish. The sears catalogue worked for 75 years. Especially if you have a septic...
  9. How does that thing work as a pitless adapter?...

    How does that thing work as a pitless adapter? looks like the water outlet is at the top? got a link to this guys product?

    And what is that black structure on the bottom of the pump motor?
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    I have a plain tank with the air intake valve and...

    I have a plain tank with the air intake valve and drain down valve right next to the tank. Put a loop of pipe to determine the amount of air added. works great. you can catch the small amount of...
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    No, but if they did, they would last 40 years -...

    No, but if they did, they would last 40 years - just what the MFG. does not want. I notice my sears tank has a 3/4" plug in the top that would take an anode nicely. If only I had the time to put it...
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    the code gestapo would really love to find that!...

    the code gestapo would really love to find that! I had a meter in the absolute middle of nowhere where I worked a vineyard. No meter for years, no cover and hot terminals. I just made a jumperset to...
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    If you know the rules of elecricity, it does not...

    If you know the rules of elecricity, it does not bite, unless you goof bad. My crocodile wont bite because its a female plug, and the pump has a small breaker panel. then use a pigtail with double...
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    I keep a generator at one property with a twist...

    I keep a generator at one property with a twist lock cord permanently wired into a tiny subpanel. I shut off the breaker and then start the genset and then plug in the cord. I keep a insulated cap...
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    If you feed into the pressure switch, you would...

    If you feed into the pressure switch, you would need to disconnect the incoming wires from the panel to the switch in some manner, other wise you are backfeeding the panel. Unless you have set up...
  16. The "spa flex" is very versatile stuff. 150 psi...

    The "spa flex" is very versatile stuff. 150 psi working rating, and no reason not to bury it. I believe the original flex was not potable rated, but they make some now that is. And how could...
  17. Nothing like a roll of glueable flex PVC on the...

    Nothing like a roll of glueable flex PVC on the truck and reinforced clear "hose" rated at 150psi to make life very easy. Also, or, use 1" flex water heater connectors, SS wrapped in the hole and at...
  18. I shut off the pump and drain it down to about 10...

    I shut off the pump and drain it down to about 10 psi. Then fill to about 50 psi+ and turn the pump on. I run about 45 to 70 psi, and this give a bit of precharge and lessens the time between re-...
  19. Probably one for Terry: Seems like Toto is taking...

    Probably one for Terry: Seems like Toto is taking a big risk putting out a bad toilet cheaper [worse] than an american standard mexican one. Won't this harm their name and standing if this unit needs...
  20. I see a toto rowan cst405mf for 150 bucks...

    I see a toto rowan cst405mf for 150 bucks delivered. How does this unit flush?
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    Thanks, thats about what I thought for the...

    Thanks, thats about what I thought for the cistern. I suppose checking amp draw, keeping it under FLA along with psi would be ideal.....
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    pump sizing advice

    Got a 350' deep well. Hit water at 305',came up to 25' from top. Driller says 30gpm. So theoretically no drop in pumping height if I am moving 10 gpm.

    Have a old stock Dayton pump, older, heavy,...
  23. Not to start a fight, but I have at least 3] 20...

    Not to start a fight, but I have at least 3] 20 year old wells on various types of pressure tanks that have the original pumps in them. I have others where I use a tank high up the hill and fill it...
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    We'll be shooting off some roman candles while...

    We'll be shooting off some roman candles while enjoying the coconut milk.

    Beats all hell out of pipe dope and corroded valves, and how many turds a Drake can swallow versus a Kohler. If you eat...
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    Ian and I got burned out, took that cruise,...

    Ian and I got burned out, took that cruise, jumped ship and are sipping tequila and young nubile island girls, in a far off land.
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