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Any tip for turning on water for 2-story townhouse after shut-off? Should I leave 1 or 2 spigots open to relieve any air pressure?

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Leave as many as you want open. Just open your main valve slowly when you turn on so as not to pressurize your system to fast. Let run a little while to clear any residue and air. Good Luck!

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It's taking a few minutes for the pump to take effect when turning on the tap is that normal?


If you are referring to a water well pump it is possible for it to take time before it starts. The pump is most likely connected to a holding tank and has a pressure switch on the sys. The switch allows the pump to turn on at a low limit and shut off at a higher limit.

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Removing Whole House Filters


Frequently whole house filters can be very difficult to remove. The canisters become almost impossible to loosen, even after pressing the pressure relief valve and using a housing wrench. The most common reasons for this are the housing was put back on with the housing wrench, debris in the housing threads and a bad pressure relief valve.
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How to remove a stuck filter housing.
1. Turn off the incoming water.
2. By-Pass the Softener
3. Go to the nearest cold water faucet, open it and let the water run until pressure drops significantly.
4. Turn the water off at outlet of filter (If housing has shutoff on top off head, turn this off now).
5. Press and hold the pressure relief button to relieve pressure further.
6. Use filter wrench to unscrew housing (If it still won't loosen repeat steps 2-5).
7. After removing, clean housing thoroughly, make sure threads are clean on filter bowl and housing head. Lubricate threads of housing and head with plumbers faucet lube or silicone.
8. Clean and lubricate the O-Ring (replace the O-ring every couple years or if housing leaks after screwing back on). It helps to flip the O-Ring over a couple times per year.
9. Replace the cartridge filter and screw the housing back on.
10. Turn the incoming water on slowly while holding the pressure relief button down until all air is purged.
11. Open outlet and let water run to cold water faucet until all air is purged.
12. Put softener back in service.

IMPORTANT! Only tighten the filter housing by HAND!
NEVER use the housing wrench to tighten the housing.

I hope these tips help you with the angst of removing stubborn filter housings.

RJ

on May 30, 2011 | Culligan Under Sink Water Filter

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When a tap is turned on the pump keeps clicking on and off instedy of steady


It sounds like your water holding tank needs air. You could just add some air and see if that helps. The proper way is to shut the power off going to the pump. Next open up a spigot until there is no water coming out. Then close the spigot. Now check the air pressure in the tank. Water tanks come with a tire valve installed, so all you need is a tire pressure gauge. There should be a label on the tank that will tell you how much the air pressure should be. As I recall, it should be around 38 lbs. But, that would depend on the pressure switch that is installed on your pump. A common one used is 40/60. To add air use an air compressor with a tire chuck. You could also use a bicycle pump. When the tank is at the correct pressure turn the power, going to the pump, back on. That's it. Additional info: Your tank should have an air valve located somewhere on the tank, usually on top. You add air the same way you add air to a tire. Through the air valve. If there is no valve, consider replacing the tank with a tank that does have a valve.

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Compressor wont build air pressure only to 40 lbs


Have you checked the regulator setting? If you tighten the regulator down to the lowest setting and let it set for 30 minutes this may well re seat the valve face. So 1. Tighten the regulator to as tight as you can NO TOOLS just by hand. Let the unit set for 30 minutes. Unccrew the regulator know to the highest value. 2. Fire up the unit and test.

You may be joyously surprised. Otherwise it's likely a leak that only opens above 40 psi. If that is the case then you can let the unit run to load at 40 psi. Then with 1/4 cup of dawn dish detergent and 1/2 cup of warm water mixed together. Disconnect the unit from power. Mix the soap and water then pour over the joints of the unit and the drain spigot. The Drain spigot can sometimes become blocked partially open when a flake of rust becomes lodged at the valve face after draining. If so you will find the leak when the soap hit the spigot. Lots of bubbles indicated leak.
Hope this helps. I have seen issues at the reed valve on the compressor where one or two of the screws that hold the reed valve to the cylinder head beome loose.

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How do you change a culligan water softener filter


The filter housing will have either a shut off valve before and after the housing or a valve on top of the housing that turns (Black).
Shutoffs before and after.
1. Turn both valves off
2. Push the "red button" on top of filter housing and hold to relieve the pressure off housing.
3. Unscrew housing to the left (lefty loosey, Righty tighty) You should have a housing wrench.
4. Remove filter, clean housing, lubricate the o-ring with silicone lubricant.
5. Replace filter, Screw housing back on (Hand tighten only)
6. Open inlet valve (slightly) while holding down the "red button" to relieve air in housing.
7. Open inlet and outlet valves and you are back in business.

PS if the housing is very difficult to remove.
1. Shut off inlet valve
2. Open the nearest cold water faucet and let it run until no water
3. Shut off outlet and repeat procedure as above
Good Luck, RJ
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Sep 29, 2011 | Culligan Sediment Water Filter

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How do you change the filter to a culligan water softener


Here are instruction to remove the filter housing. This is from my tips posting. Culligan filter housings are just Pentek/Pentair water filter housings and these tips apply to virtually any filter housing.

Frequently whole house filters can be very difficult to remove. The canisters become almost impossible to loosen, even after pressing the pressure relief valve and using a housing wrench. The most common reasons for this are the housing was put back on with the housing wrench, debris in the housing threads and a bad pressure relief valve.
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How to remove a stuck filter housing.
1. Turn off the incoming water.
2. By-Pass the Softener
3. Go to the nearest cold water faucet, open it and let the water run until pressure drops significantly.
4. Turn the water off at outlet of filter (If housing has shutoff on top off head, turn this off now).
5. Press and hold the pressure relief button to relieve pressure further.
6. Use filter wrench to unscrew housing (If it still won't loosen repeat steps 2-5).
7. After removing, clean housing thoroughly, make sure threads are clean on filter bowl and housing head. Lubricate threads of housing and head with plumbers faucet lube or silicone.
8. Clean and lubricate the O-Ring (replace the O-ring every couple years or if housing leaks after screwing back on). It helps to flip the O-Ring over a couple times per year.
9. Replace the cartridge filter and screw the housing back on.
10. Turn the incoming water on slowly while holding the pressure relief button down until all air is purged.
11. Open outlet and let water run to cold water faucet until all air is purged.
12. Put softener back in service.

IMPORTANT! Only tighten the filter housing by HAND!
NEVER use the housing wrench to tighten the housing.

I hope these tips help you with the angst of removing stubborn filter housings.

RJ

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I have a 1991 40 gl and it fell through the floor which is like 2 ft off the ground. turned the water off and replaced the pipes it has its own lever type power supply with the screw in fuses 30 amp (2) of...


You have 2 problems with several possible causes:
You have 10-year-old electric water heater that was reinstalled after falling down, and doesn't heat the water.
And you have no hot or cold water pressure, and no pipes are leaking.

1) First problem is lack of water pressure throughout house.
Turn on outdoor spigot nearest to water meter.
This spigot will tell you if problem is inside the house or between the house and meter.
If spigot runs full force, then you probably have clogged pipe where water heater connects to main cold line, or the main shut off valve got clogged with sediment that broke off inside the pipe when you were working on water heater.
Open and close shut off valve to see if that helps. Then disassemble pipes and track back the problem. Put pressure gauge on water heater drain valve to watch pressure drop when turning on indoor faucet.
Read following information:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Low-hot-water-pressure.html

Water heater doesn't work:
Test across wires at top of heater to see if you are getting correct voltage:
If tank is receiving correct voltage, then no hot water puts suspicion on upper element or upper thermostat, or both.
Open following link for electric water heater troubleshoot steps:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-electric-water-heater.html

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I have a leak coming from the "cold" line right at the valve joint. There is signifigant calcuim build up on the pipe from the valve to the connection of the water heater, (maybe 8 inch of pipe)...


Very simple - call a Plumber. He will fix your plumbing problem, and any foreseen potential problems related to your water leak. He may also suggest replacing your 6 year old water heater. Of course ..... for a professional cost.
However, depending on your time, skills, proper tools, patience and luck, it's easy enough to perform yourself:
1. Switch off the water heater Breakers (220v) in your service panel.
2. Turn off the water supply to the water heater.
3. Attach a water hose to the drain faucet. ( a good time to flush sediment -calcium deposits)
4. Open a hot water faucet to vent (above the level of the water heater drain - kitchen sink)
5. Remove the suspected leak components. (a union connection is a good place to start)
6. Install New pipes -3 wrap all male threaded ends with teflon Tap. Tighten securely - using 2 wrenches.
NOTE: Before refilling - you can turn on the water heater supply valve for a few minutes, to flush out any lingering calcium debris.
7. Shut off drain valve - remove hose. Shut off venting hot water faucet.
8. Turn on water supply valve to fill water heater.
9. Open a hot water faucet to relieve air pressure while filling - preferably the bath tub faucet, it doesn't have a screen that might clog.
10. When water flows without air - shut off tub faucet.
11. Look for leaks.
12. Switch the water heater Breakers on.
Note: 50 gallons should take an hour or more to heat up. Turn on a hot water valve momentarily within this heat up time to relieve thermal expansion. ( the PT valve on your water heater will perform this task if pressures/temperature exceed new water heater tolerances - it's just a precaution to introduce these fluctuating pressures on your fragile 6 year old unit)

These are just basic instructions - assuming you fill in the common sense and work safe steps.
Good Luck - The Skill will only come after trying.

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