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    Here's an update... I added a 2-gallon tank...

    Here's an update...

    I added a 2-gallon tank immediately after the pump and that solved the water hammer problem. However, the rate of flow up at the cottege was very low. When I checked the...
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    So have two tanks on the system? That sounds...

    So have two tanks on the system? That sounds like an easy fix.

    I wonder why the problem has just started in the last few weeks...
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    Another water hammer problem

    My water system has been working properly for a few weeks (after solving some problems with the help of the veterans on this forum) and now I have a new problem. The pump cycles on and off rapidly...
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    Valveman: I didn't need to take the pump apart. ...

    Valveman: I didn't need to take the pump apart. I thought I should look after the foot valve problem first so I cleaned up the foot valve and repositioned it so it wouldn't be so close to the...
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    Thanks Valveman. I'm planning to open up the...

    Thanks Valveman. I'm planning to open up the pump, clean out the nozzle and inspect the impeller. I'm also going to reposition the foot valve - I think it is picking up sand and silt. It makes...
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    Pump won't shut off

    I'm trying to decide if I need to replace my pump. I don't know how old it is, but I think it may be only a few years old.

    I am drawing water from a lake. The pump is a Mastercraft 3/4 hp....
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    A final update... This past weekend we visited...

    A final update...

    This past weekend we visited the cottage. During the previous night the temperature had dipped below freezing so I was pretty worried that I might have a broken pump. I opened...
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    Well, the good news is I got the water flowing. ...

    Well, the good news is I got the water flowing. The bad news is I'm not sure of the precise steps required.

    I discovered a T in the line up on the hill under the cottage just before the pressure...
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    We just got back from the cottage but we were...

    We just got back from the cottage but we were unable to get the water system sorted out. When we arrived the power was out, apparently due to damage from high winds although we still aren't sure...
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    LLigetfa: Yes, in Thunder Bay it would be a...

    LLigetfa:

    Yes, in Thunder Bay it would be a camp. Ours is between Bracebridge and Huntsville so it magically becomes a cottage.
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    Thanks again LLigetfa, Valveman and Porky. ...

    Thanks again LLigetfa, Valveman and Porky. Here's my plan:

    First I will replace the foot valve. Then I'll install a Tee at the pump for priming. If I get water flowing at the pump (through the...
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    LLigetfa: I really appreciate your help. I...

    LLigetfa:

    I really appreciate your help. I can drive to the cottage so, yes, I can bring water with me. I'm not sure how much I need, but I can figure that out. There is a shut off valve a few...
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    Thanks for the info. I didn't really want to...

    Thanks for the info. I didn't really want to hear that advice to prime at the cabin. That's a long way to carry water uphill by the bucketfull, but if that's what it takes, that's what I'll do. I...
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    Pump outflow port size

    Newbie here...

    I just purchased a cottage property on a lake. The lake is the water source and the water system was working when I took possession. However, after shutting down the hydro panel...
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