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  1. Thread: disaster averted !

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    You are violating plumbing code over 80 PSI....

    You are violating plumbing code over 80 PSI. Install a low pressure cutout switch to prevent a vacuum situation. Good Catch.
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    Are you using copper tubing after the RO system?...

    Are you using copper tubing after the RO system? You must use plastic tubing after any RO system since the water is very aggressive
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    I need to replace my mom's water heater (40 gal)....

    I need to replace my mom's water heater (40 gal). Which unit is better for natural gas, Bradford-White or State? Each of my supply houses carry a different brand.
    Thanks.
  4. Thread: gpm

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    You cannot solve this problem unless you know...

    You cannot solve this problem unless you know your velocity. Just think, you could have 17psi line pressure and the valve is closed ... that equals zero GPM in both pipes.
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    Are you the author of the book in your avatar?

    Are you the author of the book in your avatar?
  6. Thread: Brush In Can

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    They sell the brush and cap assembly at my supply...

    They sell the brush and cap assembly at my supply store (hercules / oatey) product. Call your local supply house ... they only cost $1
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    Maybe the foundry that made these also made the...

    Maybe the foundry that made these also made the Zurn fittings. The root cause of failure was a high zinc content with agressive water. The driver was trying to save money. Viega Pureflow fittings are...
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    Ya, call a pro.

    Ya, call a pro.
  9. I also question why there is a "concern" about RO...

    I also question why there is a "concern" about RO wastewater. Sure it may take 3-4 gallons of water to make one, but the average person would probably only drink 3 qts a day ... if this is going to...
  10. One problem with flower beds around the well is...

    One problem with flower beds around the well is that they are typically built up with mulch and other material so that the casing is no longer high enough above the ground ... remember you want the...
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    The minimum will be up for debate, however, the...

    The minimum will be up for debate, however, the maximum level of calcite should provide a clearance of 18" or greater from the control head.
  12. Your report should asterik levels that are over...

    Your report should asterik levels that are over the upper limit. Be aware that it is not unusual for a new well to change. I suggest you do a complete retest (chemistry and bacteria and don't forget...
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    Well if you bought a 12 yo heater it sounds like...

    Well if you bought a 12 yo heater it sounds like money is tight. If you have a well and there already is a pressure tank, and you don't have any check valve in between this well tank and the hot...
  14. When I lived in Texas I had a home built in the...

    When I lived in Texas I had a home built in the 80's that had tension cables running through the concrete ... that would be my concern. If I understand the piers, they are vertical and go deep into...
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    As Paul Harvey would say, "now you know the rest...

    As Paul Harvey would say, "now you know the rest of the story". Yes, he is a POS and lower than whale sh*t ... people like that don't deserve to be in business. Poor service and in times like these...
  16. Thread: Chemilizer

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    It is an interesting device. Please tell us more...

    It is an interesting device. Please tell us more why you think you need this? Do you have chemical and baterial results that you can share so that we can determine if this even makes sense for your...
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    So I suspect your fix extends the cycle time but...

    So I suspect your fix extends the cycle time but why is the installer an idiot? How was he suppose to know the extend of your water infiltration problem? How deep is the pit? I think the fair...
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    If you are a technical person and love data,...

    If you are a technical person and love data, there is a reference book called the Machinery Handbook that has all the specs for every imaginable thread
  19. Is this poly pipe and if so, what is the length...

    Is this poly pipe and if so, what is the length before connecting to the tank?
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    I have 7' ceilings on the second floor of our...

    I have 7' ceilings on the second floor of our cape and the upstairs bath has a 6" soffit = 6'6" from floor to soffit and that is fine unless you are very tall.
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    Even when times were good, most mortgage would...

    Even when times were good, most mortgage would not loan money on a home that had your type of well for the very reasons of contamination and bacteria. I suspect you will still have problems even if...
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    I made negative / skeptical comments and I'm not...

    I made negative / skeptical comments and I'm not threatened by newer technology that would obsolete brine ... why should I be? The WC&P recently published a story about alternate technologies to...
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    Sticky: As a general rule, 100ppm of chlorine is...

    As a general rule, 100ppm of chlorine is sufficient ... 1 gallon of bleach should treat 500 gallons of water. I wouldn't go crazy adding more and more bleach if you still have a problem after this...
  24. Thread: Going No-Lead

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    LOL. I thought this was some new technology...

    LOL. I thought this was some new technology instead of oakum and lead pouring.
  25. Thread: Going No-Lead

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    Consider it health insurance for the plumber. I...

    Consider it health insurance for the plumber. I had lead poisoning ... my levels are now back to normal but heavy metals and the human body don't get along very well.
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