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    What Pump Do I Need

    2 Storey house under construction
    2 bathrooms with 2 showers upstairs running of seperate water heaters, loos and washbasins and 1 bathroom downstairs.
    2000 litre water tank, municipal water with algae. tank on the ground outside about 15 meters from the house, may build a small house for it :-)

    Everyone including the missus keeps telling me a 250watt mitsubishi or hitachi will do but could do with a second opinion

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkitteryJim
    250watt mitsubishi or hitachi
    Sounds about right to me

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    Sounds like a good enough pump and with 3/4 main line and 1/2 off that into each bathroom and into the kitchen should be OK. with a 30/50 pressure switch.
    Also nice to have an air bell or chamber in the line after the pump so it relieves the short cycling of the pump and takes the spike out when the pump kicks in.
    I made one with a 4"pipe 4' long and a cap on top and bell reducers down to 3/4" and T ed that into my mainline just after the pump and it works great, of coarse you will have to have a way to drain it a couple of times a year in case it gets water logged.

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    ^ Got a pic, BG? Sounds like a neat addition to the system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by watterinja
    Got a pic, BG? Sounds like a neat addition to the system.
    We posed to go out to the house tomorrow, I will try to remember to take a camera, I bought a big fan as sister in law and mother in law passed out due to heat last week so I got this big unit to make a breeze where they work the tobacco as it comes in and seems like my wife cant find time to take it out, but she was sick and puking all day yesterday so i do it tomorrow and then post a pic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackgang
    she was sick and puking all day yesterday so i do it tomorrow and then post a pic.
    That'll be that smoked salmon you've been trying to get rid of. Hmmm....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    That'll be that smoked salmon you've been trying to get rid of. Hmmm....
    No, she gets up and has a cuppa that 3 way thai coffee shit, and will not eat any breakfast, she pulled this same shit a couple weeks ago and I made her eat and no problems, so we are back there again.



    Quote Originally Posted by watterinja
    Got a pic, BG? Sounds like a neat addition to the system.
    Here it is,, i don't live there no more for the last year, noisy brain dead village assholes. do I rnt in a nice Moo Ban.and as you can see, my gas bottle does not set inside my house.



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    ^^ Thanks for the pics, BG. Very good idea, I must say.

    A thought - if you're worried about it filling with water, over time, place a air-bleed valve at the top - open it periodically to drop the water out a low-side drain - perhaps use a tee & bleed valve where you have the lower elbow.

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    PM driventowank

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    I had to change the filter every few months anyway so it dumped all the water when I had the filter case off so it got recharged then.
    and any valve I have bought in Thailand does not last to long anyway so I do not use any more of then than I just have to.

    What the fuck for Willy? I an nutty enough with out having to argue with that asshole, and if you talk to him it will be an arguement.

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    ^ True... fair comment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackgang
    What the fuck for Willy? I an nutty enough with out having to argue with that asshole, and if you talk to him it will be an arguement.
    not you, you dumb fok.

    the OP who wants to know about pumps.

    Driventowank is an expert on pumps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly
    Driventowank is an expert on pumps.
    Jesus Jumping H Christ Willy, I know that and I could pobly find the post where he said that he is an expert and never has made a mistake , but I can also find a post where PB says she is beautiful and a stone cold sex bomb that is getting all the men she can handle too but I do not believe everything I read on TD. even if you are the top mod.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly
    Driventowank is an expert on pumps.
    Only size nine in brown

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    Cheers Guys, the first two replies answered my post, after that all hell was let loose

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkitteryJim
    after that all hell was let loose
    You will find that in most threads on TD, Jimmy me boy,, we do not stick to close to the rules sometimes and the dog just lets us run.
    For a Dictator he is OK tho.

    well I just found out there is no spell checker on this Google Chrome thingus,,

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackgang View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SkitteryJim
    after that all hell was let loose
    You will find that in most threads on TD, Jimmy me boy,, we do not stick to close to the rules sometimes and the dog just lets us run.
    For a Dictator he is OK tho.

    well I just found out there is no spell checker on this Google Chrome thingus,,
    That's fine with me, got my answer, so a bit of a craic along the way does no one any harm

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackgang View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    That'll be that smoked salmon you've been trying to get rid of. Hmmm....
    No, she gets up and has a cuppa that 3 way thai coffee shit, and will not eat any breakfast, she pulled this same shit a couple weeks ago and I made her eat and no problems, so we are back there again.



    Quote Originally Posted by watterinja
    Got a pic, BG? Sounds like a neat addition to the system.
    Here it is,, i don't live there no more for the last year, noisy brain dead village assholes. do I rnt in a nice Moo Ban.and as you can see, my gas bottle does not set inside my house.



    Geez BG...that wiring looks really safe.
    Oh for fucks sake! Get a life & stop trying to fuck mine up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikehunt
    Geez BG...that wiring looks really safe
    I have no idea what that plastic pipe is in the pic, but that thing up by the main breaker is the gen. isolation switch that I had to make my self when we had an aux gen. set,, you know that upcountry, if you want anything but a water buffalo then you had better be able to make it or do without.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkitteryJim
    Cheers Guys, the first two replies answered my post, after that all hell was let loose
    Never fails. Benefit to the OP is a question requiring a simple yes or no can quickly turn into a century thread.

    I use the Mitsubishi and it works great even when 2 showers are going at the same time.

    Have the same as your water supply. Yellow (algae) and smelly. I run it though a single stage carbon filter before it goes to the holding tank. Water comes out clean and not smelly. We don't drink it though.
    Last edited by Norton; 08-05-2009 at 08:25 PM.
    Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackgang View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mikehunt
    Geez BG...that wiring looks really safe
    I have no idea what that plastic pipe is in the pic, but that thing up by the main breaker is the gen. isolation switch that I had to make my self when we had an aux gen. set,, you know that upcountry, if you want anything but a water buffalo then you had better be able to make it or do without.
    Well, to be quite honest, I think your wiring is just a tad unsafe. Actually, I'll go so far as to say it's fucking deadly!!! How the hell are you still alive?

    If the wiring remains unchanged, someone will either die from electric shock or burns (the fucking house burning down).

    Geez mate, for your own sake (at least), get it sorted out quick smart!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikehunt
    If the wiring remains unchanged, someone will either die from electric shock or burns (the fucking house burning down). Geez mate, for your own sake (at least), get it sorted out quick smart!!!
    Come off of it, you can not see enough to even tell if that breaker set up is even active or not since there is no generator at that house any longer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackgang View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mikehunt
    If the wiring remains unchanged, someone will either die from electric shock or burns (the fucking house burning down). Geez mate, for your own sake (at least), get it sorted out quick smart!!!
    Come off of it, you can not see enough to even tell if that breaker set up is even active or not since there is no generator at that house any longer.
    FFS BG, I wasn't having a go at you. I was having a go at the incredibly dangerous wiring in your house.

    For a start, the wiring is "single insulated" & exposed to all types of interference. At the very minimum, the wiring should be "double insulated". Also & by the looks of the photo, "live" contacts are touchable.

    All it will take is someone carrying something, to walk past these cables & catch them...next thing you know, you may have a "hot join" (heat=fire).

    As for this so called "generator transfer switch", is it still used in some way?

    All I'm saying is that even though you may be in the sticks, electricity doesn't behave any differently than anywhere else.

    How would you like a loved one to die or be severely injured by something that "hasn't ever happened before"?

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    As I said before that is a switch I built to make sure that the gen and the grid could not be closed at the same time, there were never any open or live points of contact, no where could you have touched any bare connections.
    and the electricity comes in from the front of the house to the main breaker box in the lower bedroom.
    I sold the gen set when I left there so there is nothing at that point any longer but there never was any danger of any kind there anyway.
    I am a dredgerman, we use from shore 13,000 volts to our transformer scow, we make electricity to run the dredge when we are not hooked to shore power with 4 or 5, 5000 HP diesel engines running generators on most dredges, I have a 12,000 steam and a 10,000 hp Motors engineers licence issued by the USCG, so I do know something about electricity.
    And again the electricity does no longer go to that switch as I sold it to Gerbil over a year ago. and he does not have a long enough cord to put electricity in that switch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackgang
    I sold it to Gerbil over a year ago. and he does not have a long enough cord to put electricity in that switch.
    you never know with Gerbil

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