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    Update on my Toto Drake. There's obviously a...

    Update on my Toto Drake.

    There's obviously a lot of people well satisfied with the Toto Drake toilet.
    I really didn't mean to trash Toto as a brand; what I should have said was that the Toto that...
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    Well, how well the toilet would have flushed if I...

    Well, how well the toilet would have flushed if I had installed it, I can't say.

    But what I did say is 100% true.

    The toilet wobbles 1/4" exactly, I carefully measured the amount on several...
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    Toto Drake, what a joke !

    I researched toilets for quite a while, using this site and others and from that research, concluded that the Toto Drake toilet was the one I wanted.

    So yesterday, I went to a Toto dealer and...
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    Ok, I'm starting to get the picture. With the...

    Ok, I'm starting to get the picture.

    With the liquid level being at the bottom of the outlet hole, that makes the liquid level 39.5" from the floor of my tank.

    Both of the tee's that came with...
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    Assuming the liquid level means the bottom of the...

    Assuming the liquid level means the bottom of the 4" inlet, the distance from it to the ceiling on my tank is 7", so since 7" is less than 9", does that mean that this tank is made wrong ?

    Arky
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    Septic Tank Tee's

    Four questions on septic tank tees.

    My newly installed concrete septic tank is 56" tall overall; it does not have any interior walls or baffles.
    The top and bottom are 4" thick.
    The inside...
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    Regarding pump protection with a low pressure...

    Regarding pump protection with a low pressure cutoff switch, as to the other end of the spectrum, have you ever occasioned the contacts of a pressure switch to 'weld' shut after a duration of...
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    Ok, I think it's becoming a little clearer to me....

    Ok, I think it's becoming a little clearer to me.

    The main reason I was considering the Dole flow control valve was that if I ever needed a continuous water flow (such as trying to put out a grass...
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    Dole flow control valves

    The driller that drilled my well said the output was approximately 5 gpm.
    ( Well is 115' in a 6" casing, static level at 57')

    I'm planning to put in a Dole flow control valve before the pressure...
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    One last question: If the flow of the pump...

    One last question:

    If the flow of the pump that you tested was limited to 5 gpm with a Dole flow control valve, what is your guess as to what the amp draw would be ?

    Sorry, one more question.
    ...
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    Thanks again for all the replies. I've...

    Thanks again for all the replies.

    I've narrowed my choice of pumps down to 2 choices.

    Sorry for the long post, but I thought if I give all of my well specs., that someone might point me to the...
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    DonL, Are you saying that the motor is not...

    DonL, Are you saying that the motor is not developing the full 1/2 hp at the 9.8 amps ?

    From the Goulds Electrical Data, the FLA of that motor is 7.9

    Does that mean that running the pump...
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    Thanks VAWellDriller for the quick reply ! To...

    Thanks VAWellDriller for the quick reply !

    To Valveman,

    On your quote above, what you said seems logical, but could you explain how that ties in to the data on the following 2 pumps ?

    Pump...
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    VAWellDriller, thank you very much. On the...

    VAWellDriller, thank you very much.

    On the pump that you tested, was it a 2 wire or 3 wire pump ?

    Also, did you happen to have an ampmeter on it; if so, what was the approximate surge current...
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    Wow, I didn't expect so many replies so quickly;...

    Wow, I didn't expect so many replies so quickly; thank you all.


    To DonL, "You should not use a Inverter Gen that small for that type of Motor."

    IF the generator starts the pump and the...
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    Generators and well pumps

    I have a Honda eu2000i generator.
    It is rated 2000 watts surge/1600 watts continuous or 16.6 amps surge/13.3 amps continuous.

    I have started and run a number of electric motors with it; motors...
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    Update on Grundfos pumps

    "Their 2 wire, 5gpm, 115v model#5SQ05-180-115v shows to have a FLA rating of 7.7 amps and an overload rating of 11 amps."

    Just got off the phone with Grundfos technical support.
    They confirmed...
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    Yes, I would much, much rather spend even $300 on...

    Yes, I would much, much rather spend even $300 on a better pump if I can run it with my Honda EU2000i, 120 volt generator
    than to spend the $300 on a cheap junkie 240 volt generator.

    There must...
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    You make a very interesting point. For some...

    You make a very interesting point.

    For some reason, I was thinking that I had to buy the wire locally (don't know why I didn't check online, brain lapse I guess) and the
    largest available...
  20. Protecting submersible pump from lightning transients

    My well has a pvc casing, the pump will be a 2 wire.
    Typically, the ground wire from the pump would be connected to the grounding bar in the service panel.

    Well, my service panel ground runs to a...
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    Well, I'm fairly remote back in the Arkansas...

    Well, I'm fairly remote back in the Arkansas hills, so a code doesn't apply in my case.

    I posted this question, however, before I noticed the sticky thread 'submersible pumps and multiple check...
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    Well, I've tossed it back and forth a dozen times...

    Well, I've tossed it back and forth a dozen times or more on 2 wire vs 3 wire and
    after reading pros and cons till my eyes crossed, I'm leaning toward the 2 wire.
    Can't really give a definitive...
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    Well water iron content

    I've read on several sites that 0.3 mg/liter or more disolved iron content will
    cause significant staining problem in sinks and commodes, and in the clothes washer.


    I just had a well drilled...
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    Check valve location

    The submersible pump that I plan on using has a built in check valve.
    The pump will be 100' deep; static water level at 50'.

    I was planning on adding an additional check valve at the input to the...
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    Generator size for submersible pump

    What's the minimum size generator (surge watts/continuous watts) that I would need
    to start and run a 1/2 hp, 240 volt, 4 amp (FLA) submersible pump ?

    I'm looking at the Harbor Freight 4000 watt...
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