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DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 03-13-2014, 09:55 AM
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Posted By Speedbump
Vince, good to hear from you. I hope the...

Vince, good to hear from you. I hope the softener is doing well.

I have had the blue stain problem personally. The problem was my 176' 4" well which was in place before I bought the home; took...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 02-27-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 230
Posted By Speedbump
I wouldn't put a lot of faith in someone because...

I wouldn't put a lot of faith in someone because of Angies list.

If we could do away with Workers Compensation, we would be putting thousands of Lawyers in the bread lines.

Anyone can sue...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 02-25-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 274
Posted By Speedbump
I agree, the amperages seem backwards to me too. ...

I agree, the amperages seem backwards to me too.

I have never heard of a three phase DC motor so you already know more about them than I do.

I sell a DC pump that operates on 12 volts DC. ...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 01-30-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 622
Posted By Speedbump
By starving the motor of the amperage or voltage...

By starving the motor of the amperage or voltage it needs to start and run, you are simply adding heat to the windings which is what kills motors.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 01-28-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 248
Posted By Speedbump
In my opinion, those cartridge filters are...

In my opinion, those cartridge filters are totally useless. Especially if your water is as good as you say it is. UV filters are used to kill bacteria, but your water apparently doesn't have any,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 01-24-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 622
Posted By Speedbump
My guess is the switch. What brand pump and...

My guess is the switch. What brand pump and switch did you buy?
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 01-24-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 622
Posted By Speedbump
Where does the noise appear to be coming from? ...

Where does the noise appear to be coming from? Did you install a new check valve?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 01-23-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 351
Posted By Speedbump
What are the letters and numbers?

What are the letters and numbers?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 01-19-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 351
Posted By Speedbump
If you don't see one, it's probably a submersible...

If you don't see one, it's probably a submersible pump in the well. A picture or two would help.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 01-18-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 351
Posted By Speedbump
I think Franklin Electric is your pump or pump...

I think Franklin Electric is your pump or pump motor. Permatank is sold by AO Smith (they also make motors) and is not a very good brand.

The water coming out of the valve stem is real bad. ...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 01-18-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 351
Posted By Speedbump
Can you get us the brand name of the tank? Or...

Can you get us the brand name of the tank? Or describe it?
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 12-30-2013, 12:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 570
Posted By Speedbump
I agree. Heat would help. He might want to have...

I agree. Heat would help. He might want to have someone standing by with a bucket of water just in case, since it's in a wall.

I think a couple of 14" Ridgid Pipe Wrenches would do the job.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 12-30-2013, 07:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 570
Posted By Speedbump
I don't see a union in his picture.

I don't see a union in his picture.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 12-30-2013, 07:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 421
Posted By Speedbump
I don't know where you are located, but since...

I don't know where you are located, but since it's almost January, the frost might be getting ahead of you for digging up the old one. The Weather on the news this morning showed the entire North as...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 12-29-2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 421
Posted By Speedbump
That's an oldie for sure. I haven't installed...

That's an oldie for sure. I haven't installed one of those since moving to Florida 30 some years ago.

The actual valve is underground below the frost line. You would have to dig it up to fix it...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 12-20-2013, 09:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 742
Posted By Speedbump
When were you in my garage???:)

When were you in my garage???:)
DIY Home Repair Forum: Water Softener and Heater 10-19-2013, 07:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 438
Posted By Speedbump
With the unit being unplugged and bypassed, I...

With the unit being unplugged and bypassed, I would guess it's probably too far gone to make repairing it pay off.

It depends on where your water comes from as to how hard it may be. Well water...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 10-14-2013, 07:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 424
Posted By Speedbump
Two things. 1. The gauge is either wrong or...

Two things.

1. The gauge is either wrong or stuck. The nuts above the springs on the switch are not turned down far enough to raise the pressure up to 80 psi.

2. You can not adjust the air...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 10-11-2013, 07:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 424
Posted By Speedbump
I'm not sure what the problem is, but since you...

I'm not sure what the problem is, but since you changed everything up above, I would have to say the problem is in the well. Could be a screen plugging up, could be a leak.

Questions:
Does the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 10-11-2013, 07:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 295
Posted By Speedbump
Sounds like iron to me. Have it tested for iron...

Sounds like iron to me. Have it tested for iron content. It only takes 1/4 ppm to stain and most well water in my area has anywhere from 1/4 ppm to as much as 6 ppm. There are several different...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Water Softener and Heater 10-10-2013, 07:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 664
Posted By Speedbump
That and the fact that we don't know whether we...

That and the fact that we don't know whether we can trust any of these tests. I could say I did a study of them; put any numbers out there and claim they work. But I don't think many people would...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Water Softener and Heater 10-09-2013, 08:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 664
Posted By Speedbump
Magnetic water treatment is a joke. They don't...

Magnetic water treatment is a joke. They don't work! Don't waste your time, money or energy on them.

I am in my late 60's. The first one I saw was when I was working with my Dad in a guy's...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 09-30-2013, 09:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 532
Posted By Speedbump
Chlorine will eat copper pipes over time and can...

Chlorine will eat copper pipes over time and can also make blue/green stains. These little particles may be your plumbing. Low PH in water can also make the stains and eat pipe. If you must have...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 09-25-2013, 08:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 977
Posted By Speedbump
Hot until yesterday. It's been raining for two...

Hot until yesterday. It's been raining for two days straight.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 09-16-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 20
Poll: Sports
Views: 1,328
Posted By Speedbump
I agree, I couldn't watch basketball for that...

I agree, I couldn't watch basketball for that reason. Now Baseball is a different thing. Just like Tennis. Some of the players make some horrendous plays. I love watching the highlights of a...
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