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DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 09-12-2014, 11:24 AM
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Wiengard also makes an amplifier that will help...

Wiengard also makes an amplifier that will help boost the signal. I tried one here recently, but I'm so close to our antenna farm, that it actually tried to combine several frequencies making the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-16-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 305
Posted By Speedbump
Being a Ham Radio operator, I have installed many...

Being a Ham Radio operator, I have installed many antenna's of all shapes and sizes including TV antennas. It's too bad Radio Shack has gotten out of the Radio business. They used to have lots of...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HouseRepairTalk Website Help 08-09-2014, 10:53 AM
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Then I would have to turn the sidebar back on so...

Then I would have to turn the sidebar back on so I could find some irrigation ads.
DIY Home Repair Forum: HouseRepairTalk Website Help 08-09-2014, 07:36 AM
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It went away for me! Now, I have all this space...

It went away for me! Now, I have all this space I don't know what to do with.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-05-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 637
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I new a guy that did that. He tripped the main...

I new a guy that did that. He tripped the main breaker, hooked up the generator, then flipped the main back on. It instantly stalled the generator as he was trying to power the entire grid through...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-04-2014, 07:35 AM
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Posted By Speedbump
Another thing to keep in mind. It takes at least...

Another thing to keep in mind. It takes at least 3 times the amperage to start a pump motor as it takes to keep it running. So if you have a 1hp submersible pump, the motor will pull close to ten...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-03-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 637
Posted By Speedbump
During the Florida Hurricanes several years back...

During the Florida Hurricanes several years back (4 of them) we were without power several times and once for 4 days. I used a 5KW Honda generator that I bought back in the mid 80's to power the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-03-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 637
Posted By Speedbump
Do you know that you will need a generator or are...

Do you know that you will need a generator or are you asking us? Do you have any reason to think your buying a home without power?

If so, you are going to need a large gas tank too.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Pools and Spas 08-01-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 553
Posted By Speedbump
There are screens in all the sand filters I have...

There are screens in all the sand filters I have ever. They are there to prevent sand from getting into the pool, pump or pipes. So if your getting sand continuously, one or both of those screens...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 07-26-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By Speedbump
More than likely, the wall receptical is hot and...

More than likely, the wall receptical is hot and the water is acting like a weak neutral.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 07-02-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 355
Posted By Speedbump
I wouldn't want to give you any bad advise, since...

I wouldn't want to give you any bad advise, since I don't do sewage. I do sell some of the pumps and do know how they work, but not having experience with them anymore than talking to my friend that...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 07-02-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 355
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That is not a Grinder. Grinders are like Garbage...

That is not a Grinder. Grinders are like Garbage Disposals. That one said it can pass 1-1/2 solids which would have a two vane or vortex or similar impeller. They would probably work for you, but...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Pools and Spas 06-18-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 553
Posted By Speedbump
If you just replaced the silica sand, you may...

If you just replaced the silica sand, you may have bought too fine of a sand and it's going through the screen that is supposed keep the sand in the filter.

You really shouldn't have to change...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 05-23-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 757
Posted By Speedbump
Chlorine is the softeners worse enemy and iron is...

Chlorine is the softeners worse enemy and iron is right behind it.


It's like the mechanic always says: Pay me now, or pay me later. And like the Plumber says: I love it when a homeowner turns...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 05-23-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 757
Posted By Speedbump
I didn't know I was insulting softeners. ...

I didn't know I was insulting softeners.

If you wanted to protect your mineral from the effects of chlorine, you can put a carbon filter in front of it. This will remove the chlorine before the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 05-23-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 757
Posted By Speedbump
My experience with Fleck 5600's is that the...

My experience with Fleck 5600's is that the average life of one is around 7 years. My last one died in 7 years. The more TDS your water has, the quicker the cylinder will get scuffed up. I do not...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 05-23-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 757
Posted By Speedbump
Believe it or not, my cost on a Fleck 5600...

Believe it or not, my cost on a Fleck 5600 metered head without the cover is $212.00. I see these guys selling them for $250.00 on line. I wouldn't go to the trouble of packaging one, shipping it...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 05-22-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 757
Posted By Speedbump
I wouldn't waste money on a rebuild kit. Did the...

I wouldn't waste money on a rebuild kit. Did the dial turn hard? If so, get a new head. I sell heads by the way.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 05-21-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 757
Posted By Speedbump
That valve is a Fleck 5600 metered head. You set...

That valve is a Fleck 5600 metered head. You set the meter according to your hardness and the water meter will tell it when to backwash. The big knob in the middle just right of the little red gear...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 05-13-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,317
Posted By Speedbump
Neal, I'm sorry but this is out of my...

Neal,

I'm sorry but this is out of my league. I am familiar with water wells and pumping equipment. City water is not in my field of expertise. Actually the city water folks are my competitors....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 05-12-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 757
Posted By Speedbump
Aquarius is probably not the actual brand of the...

Aquarius is probably not the actual brand of the softener head. If it is, I've never heard of it. There is in fact an Aquarius here locally. The name is the man's business name. It sounds like...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 03-13-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,540
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: 407
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: 450
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: 926
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.
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