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  1. Valveman, thanks, I'll consider that when...

    Valveman, thanks, I'll consider that when shopping for a tank. So far, I'm doing ok with this old one, after I charged it up.

    I'm considering also adding a cycle-stop valve to protect the...
  2. What do you think of the WellMate as a...

    What do you think of the WellMate as a replacement candidate? It's pretty humid down in my plumbing corner of the basement, and composite seems a better choice than steel - are they reasonably...
  3. Thanks, it's an Amtrol Well X-Trol WX-203 (32...

    Thanks, it's an Amtrol Well X-Trol WX-203 (32 gallon).

    It's got a fair amount of exterior rust - I suspect it's the original tank installed when the house was built (1981-ish).
  4. Post-power failure - bladder tank lost pressure - time to replace?

    We had six days of power loss here in CT - when the power finally came back on, I noticed the pump was cycling on and off almost continuously.

    Specifically, my first shower, I noticed the...
  5. Right - I should have specified, you only need to...

    Right - I should have specified, you only need to sand around the bolt holes inside the tank, where the rubber washers connect.
  6. Review - Toto Promenade Elongated ADA C424EF

    Just installed a new Promenade. The Model No. on the box is C424EF, but from Toto's website, it more closely matches this:...
  7. I know this is an old post, but this information...

    I know this is an old post, but this information alone tipped me over the edge - I will NOT consider buying American Standard anything at this time. Even if the quality was OK prior to this event,...
  8. You don't see a fix possible? In other words,...

    You don't see a fix possible? In other words, drill a new 150+' hole and start over? I'll do it if I have to but I might have to wait for some nice bailout money. :rolleyes:

    We actually notice...
  9. Yeah, my dad (former farmer) also told me it was...

    Yeah, my dad (former farmer) also told me it was strange that a well would produce any sand at all -- even the usual small amount that I can control with these whole-house filters. He thought it...
  10. One more problem

    Another problem - I don't know if it's related -

    After flushing for about 20 min and putting on another replacement filter, now I have major BLOCKAGE FROM THE WATER SOFTENER.

    Softener is...
  11. By the way I did this and no water spraying out...

    By the way I did this and no water spraying out the valve. The bladder makes a lot of clicking and creaking noises as it charges to 60 - but I think it made those noises before.
  12. Update

    Thanks everyone - very helpful, here's an update/response:

    Yes, I did empty the tank, turn off power, and drain system before testing pressure on the tank, and getting the low reading. I did pump...
  13. Pressure boost - 30psi tank w 30/50 switch - boost to 40/60?? good idea?

    So, I have a big (42 gal?) pressure tank that says on its side "factory charged to 30 psi"

    It also has a 30/50 sqaure D pressure switch that I think needs changing.

    Reason I think it needs...
  14. Yup - there's a box with a "Square D" logo on it,...

    Yup - there's a box with a "Square D" logo on it, and the electric runs in and out of there. I assumed it was just boosting the voltage up to 240. When I get home from work, I'll pull off the cover...
  15. Hmmm, I'm trying to remember exactly how it...

    Hmmm, I'm trying to remember exactly how it happened. The pump may have shut itself off and then back on again after spiking to 100. I was more focused on the gauge and the PRV coughing and...
  16. Thanks Bob, I'll check the pressure tonight after...

    Thanks Bob, I'll check the pressure tonight after I get home. We have lots of laundry and dishwashing backlog, so I'll have plenty of opportunities to observe.

    Other than monitoring the pressure,...
  17. Re female - that was my mistake - I thought the...

    Re female - that was my mistake - I thought the threads belonged to the pipe and not the release, which is why I thought the release was female. I discovered this when I actually removed the part. ...
  18. Sticky: Point taken, Mark, not offended. Certainly I...

    Point taken, Mark, not offended.

    Certainly I soaked all my propane connections in leak bubble test fluid - all looked good to start, but I had bubbles after 10 minutes on the connections to the...
  19. Thanks everyone - here's an update. I just...

    Thanks everyone - here's an update.

    I just picked up a new pressure relief valve at Lowe's - unfortunately I can't find a female version and my favorite plumbing supply shop is not open Sundays. ...
  20. Thanks - about the fix...

    Cass, thanks!

    Looks like I need the female version of that.

    What about the fix - any solution here besides the complete draining of the system and flipping off the breaker switch supplying...
  21. MYSTERY PART - and it's LEAKING - please tell me what this is

    Take a look at the picture below. The leaking/dripping part is the thing that juts out from the main pipe.

    So help me out ....... what is this? Some kind of pressure release or something? ...
  22. Sticky: My turn - with a helpful tip - ALWAYS PRESS 1 when dialing the number on the tank

    I'm another Whirlpool/Lowes victim. Here are my grim facts:

    My model: BFG1F4040S3PV (40 gallon, propane)

    Dec 26, 2007 - purchased from Lowes in a hurry, after old tank of 20 years dies.
    ...
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