The tank's cut-in and cut-out times are used to obtain the acceptance factor, multiplying the pump's output by its desired runtime and then dividing product of the output and runtime by the acceptance factor. As a standard, there should be two minutes of motor free operation for a 1hp pump.
If a motor cycles too often, it places added wear on the pump. The pressurized pump must store a given amount of water to prevent the motor from running automatically. The amount of water that must be stored is determined by the size of the pump. The larger the pump, the longer it needs before the motor begins running again.Learn More
Rust in well water can come from iron or manganese deposits that mix with the air, also known as iron bacteria. The bacteria can grow into a slimy material that sticks to well pipes. This can cause the water to change color, have a strange taste or odor.Full Answer >
Although several conditions may cause sink drains to smell bad, one of the most common is bacterial growth fueled by food particles that stick to the sides of the drain. SF Gate recommends a weekly cleaning with baking soda and vinegar followed by a rinse with boiling water. Food clinging to the stopper is another source of odor. Cleaning the stopper stops the odor.Full Answer >
A porcelain bathtub scratch can be repaired by cleaning the surface of the scratch and applying a porcelain touch-up glaze, and then sanding and buffing it. Touch-up glaze for porcelain appliances and other products is sold at hardware stores, paint supply stores and home centers. These glazes are an exact match to the original manufacturer's colors.Full Answer >
To recaulk a bathtub, thoroughly remove all of the existing caulk around the tub and replace with fresh caulk. Allow the new caulk to dry, and check for any cracks should the caulk settle or shrink after application.Full Answer >