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    Thank you both for your replies. Waterwelldude...

    Thank you both for your replies.

    Waterwelldude - sometimes it clears, sometimes it doesn't. Also, when water has been standing in the pipes near the faucets in the house, it comes out much...
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    Contaminated pressure tank?

    Hello,

    About seven weeks ago, I replaced a deep well submersible pump and chlorine-shocked the system. The water was great - nice and clear with no odors or funny taste. About a week ago, I...
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    I agree. 'Soap' is a term often used incorrectly...

    I agree. 'Soap' is a term often used incorrectly like so many other things. Unfortunately, if you use the right term, people give you weird looks.

    Out of curiosity, do you just use beef fat or...
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    If the list of ingredients states sodium...

    If the list of ingredients states sodium chloride, that's what it is. Ingredients do not list reagents, just what is added to the formulation. Just about every soap product out there (shampoo, dish...
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    I'll put my chemistry hat on and say that it's...

    I'll put my chemistry hat on and say that it's possible. How far down the ingredients list is it listed?

    Essentially, the soap's formulation is salty water with surfactants (plus a few...
  6. It isn't an ice-maker valve, it's an electrical...

    It isn't an ice-maker valve, it's an electrical grounding clamp. The thing coming from it should be a thick copper wire going to your electrical service panel or possibly from something like a...
  7. Is the contraption like the one on this page? ...

    Is the contraption like the one on this page?

    http://www.oneprojectcloser.com/projects/how-to-fix-a-small-copper-pipe-leak-using-a-repair-clamp/
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    I had a similar problem just this weekend due to...

    I had a similar problem just this weekend due to single digit weather. Though most of the piping in the well house was lagged, the nipple going to the pressure switch wasn't. If I manually engaged...
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    I wouldn't put the equipment in the attic even if...

    I wouldn't put the equipment in the attic even if it were nicely conditioned - unless you have ready access. If you have to check the proper functioning, you want to see the LEDs and, if my network...
  10. Thread: no water

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    You need a multimeter to measure the voltage. ...

    You need a multimeter to measure the voltage. Inside the switch are four terminals layed out something like xx|xx. The outer ones take power from your breaker box and the inner ones send it to the...
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    If you want really cheap and cheerful way and...

    If you want really cheap and cheerful way and aren't too fussed about appearance, you can use Notepad. Paste the following example into Notepad and save it as index.html:

    <HTML>
    <BODY>
    This is...
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    I've completed the chlorine shock - it took a...

    I've completed the chlorine shock - it took a couple of days to get back to <0.1ppm chlorine.

    So, now the next phase - pH adjustment. I performed some titrations today against NaOH(aq) and...
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    Thanks for the info - those pictures are scary. ...

    Thanks for the info - those pictures are scary. At least mine wasn't like that. It looks just like the red clay we live on so we had always thought that's what it was.

    Bob - in the end I didn't...
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    And so the deed is done. I finished shortly...

    And so the deed is done. I finished shortly after midnight. Ugh. BTW, by "cable" I meant the motor supply wire.

    I bought a new motor/pump assembly. For some reason, the last person to change...
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    Thanks, Bob. As it happens, I bought a new...

    Thanks, Bob.

    As it happens, I bought a new pump/motor combination this morning (I'm an impatient so-and-so) and will wire it up soon, add a torque arrestor and restrap the cable to the pipe (the...
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    Thanks, Gary. I pulled the pump today. I was...

    Thanks, Gary.

    I pulled the pump today. I was a bit worried about removing the cap because the four nuts were rusted and seized to the bolts. I expected them the shear but, thankfully, they...
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    Thanks for your quick reply. I have already...

    Thanks for your quick reply. I have already warned my wife that she may have to assist if I do pull the pump. When it was replaced about 3 years ago, the person who did it pulled it by hand with me...
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    Motor overheating - now what?

    Hello,

    A few days ago, our well pump began to behave erratically. We lost pressure for much of the day. After hours of diagnosing, I'm pretty sure that the motor is overheating or cutting out...
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