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by JR.
Wed May 12, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Entropy
Replies: 1269
Views: 587025

Re: Entropy

Last nights 1" rain was enough to register down in my crawl space, but not the float threshold is set too high.... and pump was leaning over. Too wet right now to drag it out and mess with it. ==== I have a new entropy incident to debug.... my fancy remote indoor/outdoor thermometer stopped reading ...
by JR.
Fri May 07, 2021 10:34 am
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Entropy
Replies: 1269
Views: 587025

Re: Entropy

Still not enough rain to test my new improved sump pump install... :oops:

JR
by JR.
Wed May 05, 2021 8:12 am
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Entropy
Replies: 1269
Views: 587025

Re: Entropy

Good job... I don't want to jinx mine by mentioning it, but my dryer keeps on truckin.... I considered updating it when I replaced my washing machine a while back, but nah, don't fix it if it isn't broke.

JR
by JR.
Mon May 03, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Entropy
Replies: 1269
Views: 587025

Re: Entropy

new entropy incident. My garden watering can (that is actually blow molded plastic) just sprung a leak... This can't be more than a few years old. I considered putting a self tapping screw into the pin hole to seal it up, but closer inspection revealed a crack in a seam, that would just split wide o...
by JR.
Sat May 01, 2021 8:51 am
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Entropy
Replies: 1269
Views: 587025

Re: Entropy

So where does the water you pump out wind up? In the State highway drainage system? I'm still waiting for the rain... less than one inch forecast for tomorrow. :-( My latest upgrade to 1-1/4" discharge hose gets me 100' of run out distance. Just before this reset, I had the discharge hose dumping w...
by JR.
Fri Apr 30, 2021 8:13 am
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Entropy
Replies: 1269
Views: 587025

Re: Entropy

I purchased a stainless steel strainer to use as a basket to sit it in and keep major debris from clogging it up. A nice hillbilly stainless steel strainer is a washing machine drum. I have started dismantling a washing machine, a work for rainy days. The starting motor AC capacitor is another nice...
by JR.
Thu Apr 29, 2021 10:02 pm
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Entropy
Replies: 1269
Views: 587025

Re: Entropy

Now I am anxiously waiting for the next rain storm so I can learn if my improved sump pump system works better. I am optimistic the check valve will prevent short cycling. The bad news is the added plumbing attached to the top of the pump discharge outlet has made it top heavy and less stable standi...
by JR.
Mon Apr 26, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Entropy
Replies: 1269
Views: 587025

Re: Entropy

Because the access to your crawl space seems troublesome, the alternative to a submerged pump is a surface pump. In this configuration the pump is at ground level or a bit higher at an easy access location. Down you only have passive stuff: Intake pipe and foot valve. Here you do need, no air leak ...
by JR.
Sun Apr 25, 2021 12:48 pm
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Entropy
Replies: 1269
Views: 587025

Re: Entropy

Centrifugal pumps are simple in the principle.... But all is in the details, and there are many variations according to different needs. Pumping does require the impeller running in water. Air is the enemy. There are tricks and so callded self priming pumps, but more or less effective, if not plain...
by JR.
Sat Apr 24, 2021 8:56 am
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Entropy
Replies: 1269
Views: 587025

Re: Entropy

It is raining right now and I am momentarily without a sump pump in place... after it stops raining I will drop the 1/4 HP into the crawlspace with a 3/4" garden hose for output, next week I will scale up to the 1 1/4" hose. I still haven't taken the old pump top housing apart,,, I do recall air bub...