I have finally decided to go the stenner route instead of using the dosatron. The biggest reason for my decision is I found one on craigslist for $50. Its an 85MHP17 adjustable. I should have it in hand today but I have seen videos of it working so I am not too concerned about that. It was used to chlorinate drinking water that was being pumped from a lake.
My first question is, what should I do once I receive it to make sure it is in good working order? I have read about the index plate replacement and hose replacement. Anything else I should look at before I install it? What is the best hose to use in the pump and for the suction and return line? Anything I should oil/grease? Any advice from your experience would be greatly appreciated.
My second question is, I can mount the pump either outside or under my house. I have a 5 foot crawl space with access right beside my pool equipment. I was thinking route the hose thru the wall to under the house from the tank outside (or keep a tank under the house?) and then back thru the wall to the return line for the pool. Would this be better than leaving it outside? Does anyone see any reason not to do this?