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  1. SARG

    Quick connect hose fittings

    OK .. perhaps that's it. (We just fold the hose and squeeze )
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    Quick connect hose fittings

    Confused as to what a check valve would do for you. They are to allow the water or fluid to only pass in one direction. That's why they created anti siphon hose spigots.
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    Quick connect hose fittings

    Had a few ..... always leaked so in the garbage they went. I assume you meant a ball valve ... not a check valve. At Amazon...
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    Fixing a retaining wall

    I have about a hundred & fifty feet of a similar block wall ( but they are the seventy pounders ) around my garage and the wife's flower garden. Both have been in for a decade and one is leaning and the other is loose & shifting. All I can share is that the base or foundation is critical for the...
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    Pressure Tank Design

    No regrets here.
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    Pressure Tank Design

    It was 14 years in service when I replaced everything in the system. Had several indications of erratic operation and excessive pump cycling that all pointed to the tank and sure enough when I pulled it out I could shake it and hear water sloshing around within the top portion. Ending up...
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    Pressure Tank Design

    Hey ... That's the tank I got rid of last November. Glad it's gone.
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    Pressure Tank Design

    Numerous videos on HOW TO .............. but I imagine the problem is they charge almost as much for the insert as the entire new tank would cost. At Flotec a u20 bladder is $263 & a Craftsman is $219. I understand your concept is to structure the tank so "you could pop the top" without...
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    Pressure Tank Design

    From the deep-dark web .......... Not a new idea The Flotec 35-Gallon steel tank by Pentair is a compact pressure tank designed to accommodate a small home. Pre-charged with 40 PSI of nitrogen, this tank is ready for quick and easy installation. With a replaceable bladder, the Flotec tank is a...
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    Pressure Tank Design

  11. SARG

    Well pump discharge faucet...

    The CSV works fine for me ....... No regrets at all.
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    Well pump discharge faucet...

    I actually have Mr. Austin's article saved in my computer from when was researching his CSVs. It was the primary reason I removed the above ground check valve in my submersible pump system. My confusion comes from the "upstream" usage and the fact upstream is the "source of flow". I always get...
  13. SARG

    Well pump discharge faucet...

    Difficult to imagine why there would be a check valve upstream of a pressure tank.
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    Fixing pump/pressure tank system for well- best way?

    Price at cyclestopvalves.com is $179 with free shipping .......... was $175 last year.
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    Fixing pump/pressure tank system for well- best way?

    68bucks ... Our benefit is primarily during showers. I have a 30/50 system and rather than the pressure going up & down from the 30 to 50 and back again ... repetitively .... I have the CSV set to about 45 psi and it stays constant while the water is running. The cycling is what wears the pump...
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    Fixing pump/pressure tank system for well- best way?

    Go to this website and watch the videos on how they function. https://cyclestopvalves.com/
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    Fixing pump/pressure tank system for well- best way?

    Very happy with mine on a submersible
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    How to remove sediment from toilet?

    A nice feature the new fill valves have ( Fluidmaster) is you can pull the "keeper" ring up in the middle of the valve tube and the top assembly just slides off ..... you don't need to disassemble the supply line. I don't bother to clean them anymore ........ for the $10. they cost I just slide...
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    How to remove sediment from toilet?

    Turn off the water ... flush the tank ..... I use a wet vac and now do it about once a month ( new well pump ) (It will settle eventually )
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    Leveled toilet now leaking

    When I change toilets I'll be using a Fernco seal.
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