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Thread: AquaCal Heater 100 shooting up water from a small hole

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    AquaCal Heater 100 shooting up water from a small hole

    Hi everyone,

    I want to see if anyone can guide me on repairing my water heater. I noticed a small drip a month ago and today the white tube got disconnected from the back piece. Now water starts shooting upward like a small geyser so at this point my pump is off. I did notice that a small black nipple broke off into the white tube where a small tie wrap was holding it in place (see the last pic).

    Can anyone take a look at the video and pictures to see how I can DIY myself or if it has to be handled by the company? Also how much would the latter cost? Any thoughts on throwing a little JB Weld on there or does this tube lead to something important?

    Thanks all!



    https://vimeo.com/183423111
    In-ground, 13,500 gallon square plaster (diamond brite) pool with two drains, one skimmer, one vacuum, a heater, and a waterfall. Pump: Century Electric UQS1202R 2-Horsepower 2-Speed Up-Rated Square Flange Replacement Motor (Formerly A.O. Smith) (total HP 2.20). Heater: AquaCal Heatwave (unsure of model #). Filter: Pentair Clean and Clear CC150 Cartridge Filter

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    Re: AquaCal Heater 100 shooting up water from a small hole

    I am not real familiar with that particular heater/brand but, I suspect that tube goes to a pressure switch that tells the control board that the pump is running and there is water flow. Without it, the heater will not turn on. It looks like the fitting will unscrew out of the header/manifold it is in. It may be possible to find a brass fitting at a local hardware store to replace it with.



    Dan
    Unknown make 18' above ground (bought used in 1999) Sparco sand filter. Hayward 100,000 BTu heater. 2 speed pump

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    Re: AquaCal Heater 100 shooting up water from a small hole

    Quote Originally Posted by danpik View Post
    I am not real familiar with that particular heater/brand but, I suspect that tube goes to a pressure switch that tells the control board that the pump is running and there is water flow. Without it, the heater will not turn on. It looks like the fitting will unscrew out of the header/manifold it is in. It may be possible to find a brass fitting at a local hardware store to replace it with.



    Dan
    Thanks Dan. I tried to unscrew it but I couldn't get a good grip on the fitting with my mechanic tools. I'm going to try an adjustable wrench today. Hopefully I can get it out because it's slippery even when dry.

    I emailed the company on the issue. Hoping they can diagnose it and ship a replacement part.


    In-ground, 13,500 gallon square plaster (diamond brite) pool with two drains, one skimmer, one vacuum, a heater, and a waterfall. Pump: Century Electric UQS1202R 2-Horsepower 2-Speed Up-Rated Square Flange Replacement Motor (Formerly A.O. Smith) (total HP 2.20). Heater: AquaCal Heatwave (unsure of model #). Filter: Pentair Clean and Clear CC150 Cartridge Filter

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