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There shuold be some type of adjustment screw on your filler tube to adjust water level

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New Goulds 1/2hp water pump w/Square D switch goes on by itself for ten sec. Then off for 5 sec and on for 2sec. 2 minutes later it does it again.Adjuster nuts do nothing to stop it going on again...?


if you are using a pressure tank, that condition is said to be a water lag. Try to drain your pressure tanks using the following steps,
1. remove the drain plug of your pressure tank. (in most cases it is located at the tank bottom just be aware that there might be a pressure still on the water inside your tank so just remove it slowly).
2. remove the pressure gauge using a suitable open wrench.(this is to remove any standing water inside your pressure tank.Same principle as the 2 holes on a can of milk)
3. after all the water has been drained reinstall your drain plug and your pressure gauge.
4 put a water priming on the pump if necessary before starting your motor again.
The condition above is condition 1, if in case you are using a pressure tank.

We will now discuss condition 2 wherein there is no pressure tank installed on your water system.
Your motor can easily run because there is no enough water to use inside you pipeline since there is no pressure tank on your system. In this case, try to install a pressure tank so there will be enough water pressure build up on your tank before using the water on any water faucet.
Also try to check for water leakage along your water pipeline since frequent motor running when not in use of any water faucet means that the water is wasted on some parts of your pipeline.
Good luck and I hope I've enlightened you.

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My water heater shuts down in cold weather. How do I fix this problem


Add tempering tank.
Tempering tank made from old tank-type water heater, or small tank heater will passively heat incoming water.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Tempering-tank.html

This works because tankless can only raise temperature so many degrees. If water is very cold, tankless cannot keep up, so the sensors shut down the unit.
Passively preheating water... or using a small tank connected to power can preheat water enough so tankless works.
Also delime tankless each year will help remove natural scale that builds up inside tankless heat exchanger.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-delime-tankless-water-heater.html

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I have a problem with the water in the tank leaks past something, maybe the flush valve assembly and the tank has to refill about every 25 min. I got a new flush valve assembly and changed it and put...


Hi keithn60...

I had the same problem one time with my toilet tank, the answer is to put some silicone on the seal washer between the take and bowl assembly and to use a level on the tank to tighten it just enough to be level and not leak.
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Our single piece Kohler toilet does not flush clean. It appears to not be using enough water quick enough to give a clean flush. The tank level is just above the white line on the over flow pipe level so...


The flapper on these toilets is a water saver. The water saver flappers can be replaced with a standard flapper and I have found this will help considerably. The flapper is located in the tank at the center bottom. It is the part that flaps up and down when you pull the lever.

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Holding tank doesn't seem to be accepting water.


Either there is too much air in tank or not enough. If the tank feels heavy then air needs to be added. Empty all the water in tank (force it out by feeding air into schrader valve) then set tank pressure to 7psi for 3 gallon tank.
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Kohler 1.6 power flush dose not flush. It takes a few flushes to empty. Doesn't seem to have enough water coming in. And enough power.


The power it flushes with is relevant to the amount of water in the tank if the water in the tank is not up to the mark on the tank wall then adjust the water level float until it is. If this problem just started out of the blue then you need to look into an obstruction in the toilet water seal trap or possibly the drain.

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When flushed, not enough water coming from bowl rim holes to wash waste off sides of bowl. Have checked holes around top rim, none are plugged. This has been a problem since purchased one year ago.


Its simple. Check to see if you installed toliet right by removing top of tank and holding handle all the way down. Did it flush from all rim holes? If not, then u will need to get a garden hose with a sprayer to increase pressure and shot high volocity water at rim holes to unblock it. Remember the very front on newer blows do not have holes its a pee shield. Also try doing these other things adjust screw inside tank to make sure the bowl has enough water in it to do a good job. Check the rubber tube going into the hollow pipe and make sure it is going fully inside the plastic pipe that is sticking out of the top of the water in the tank. Also you need to have enough water in tank to allow it to flush good. To increase tank water levels then just unscrew the big plastic ball (or just bend wire to allow more water or bend to allow less water) at top of water in tank. Also increase (max) water pressure at wall to allow it to work at its best. If you have hard water it can cause problems but you say it happened even new, so, you do not have to go in that direction.

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Not enough hot water after someone showers there isn't enough hot water


There are several possible reasons for this problem. Not knowing your variables as such, I will go thru a couple of the most common reasons.
Most likely, your water heater is older and has lost its efficiency due to lime build up in the tank that settles out of the water that is stored in it. This covers the bottom of the tank where the burner is if it is gas and prevents a good thermal conductivity to the water. As you shower the heater does not recover fast enough to replace the hot water used. The same effect will happen with an electric water heater when the lime build up covers the electric coils that heat the water.
You can try to drain down the tank with the spigot at the bottom of the tank to get some of the lime out, but usually if you do that at this point, it will not remedy the situation enough to make a big difference. If this is the problem, a new water heater will be the way to go.
You can also check the setting on the thermostat and see if it is set too low. 190 F is about the normal setting. If you go much higher, you risk scalding. If your heater is new, it may be set a little low, but not usually so. You can nudge it up for temporary fix for the above lime problem, however you are only prolonging the inevitable of replacing the water heater.
Unless this is a new installation, it is most likely lime build up.
If you have an electric water heater, you may also have one of the two heating elements gone bad. There is one at the top of the tank, and one at the bottom. If they are not both good, the tank will not recover fast enough when you are using it.

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