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    Default Home Inspection Site with Answers to Problems

    I ran across a home-inspection site that give a lot of information on diagnosis and fixing of a lot of the problems that people ask here. There are a lot of cases where a link to the site would give words and picture answers a lot easier than for us to try to figure out the questions and provide answers.

    http://www.inspect-ny.com/

    http://www.inspect-ny.com/water/Water_Information.htm

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    Well this is one thing I found that is grossly incorrect:
    If the water pump apparent "short cycle" is say 1-3 minutes this may be all your system can provide. If however something has changed, and the pump used to run longer, say 2-5 minutes, I suspect loss of air in the pressure tank or an internal problem in the tank (like a hole in the bladder if it's a "captive air" pressure tank). The problem of lost air in the water pressure tank along with how to correct that condition are discussed beginning at SIGNS OF AIR LOSS.

    If the "short cycle" is very short, clicking on and off, there could be a different problem with the pump control pressure switch or with a dirty, clogged water filter if one is installed on the system. Dirty water filters as a source of rapid pump on-off cycling are discussed at CAUSES OF SHORT CYCLING.
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    They also say a PR valve is used to protect the tank... not necessarily so.

    And I rooted around in their softener info and they're incorrect in some things there too...
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    I've found them to be a good site for information. They may have some errors but most of what I've seen was spot on!

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    I did not navigate very far through the site, because it appears to be task in itself to find what you need. But from what I did see, it looks like a "fill in the blanks" check list.

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    Home Inspection Site with Problems in Answers .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redwood View Post
    I've found them to be a good site for information. They may have some errors but most of what I've seen was spot on!
    In our society today we have many people that don't have much common sense or mechanical ability while being paranoid about being taken

    So IMO a home inspection site should not have errors especially when the site puts itself out as having expert info done by a pro in the business.

    An occasional error is one thing, repeated errors across different fields says that other info may be suspect if not incorrect.
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    In what I have looked at on that site I did not see errors.
    I guess you have found some congrats!
    Most of what I have seen there was spot on!

    I'm not going to adapt a holier than thou attitude but I think I might have seen an error or 2 here... Maybe it was even me

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    Would like to contact Bob NH or another Civil Engineer familiar with New Hampshire DES for advice on a dam project in New Hampshire.

    Dave Smith
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    I would suggest you go here

    http://www.eng-tips.com/threadminder.cfm?pid=407

    if you want to get help from engineers.

    Then I would suggest that you contact a pump installer with lots of experience, if you want the thing to work when your finished.

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