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Thread: Dumbest thing I've ever seen (well, close)...

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    Dumbest thing I've ever seen (well, close)...

    Customer has a Jandy Stealth 2.0 - motor went out this week. So he decides to upgrade to the Stealth 2.0-2speed. I get it, have is set-up on my bench next to the original pump. Excellent! The ports line-up exactly (for those that aren't familiar, this pump has these really cool fittings on it that make pulling the pump a breeze).

    Then, I'll be d***ed.

    The threads are different on the pumps ports - same location, same style fitting, different thread.

    Now how stupid is that? I've got to cut-up the old PVC anyway (when it should have been a direct drop-in). And, there's almost NO slack in the older PVC, so I may be looking at a significant re-plumb of the pad.

    Sorry, needed to Rant - Jandy wasn't any help either.
    ~45Kg Pool with attached Spa, NSP-72 DE, Minmax 400 Heater, Tahoe Blue Pebbletech, Jandy SWG via Aqualink RS-8, The Pool Cleaner (black)
    Pumps: X3 Hybrid Pump (switches to SPA), 2HP Spa (additional, when SPA is on), and a 1HP For Waterfall
    8, 4x12 Solar Panels on the roof of the pool-house (~12' up)
    CAPTAIN JAMES T. KIRK: "I'M SORRY. I CAN'T HEAR YOU OVER THE SOUND OF HOW AWESOME I AM" (Thanks to TFP!)

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    Re: Dumbest thing I've ever seen (well, close)...

    I believe one has a 2 to 2-1/2" capable union end and the other has a 2-1/2 to 3" capable union end.

    Scott
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    Re: Dumbest thing I've ever seen (well, close)...

    Quote Originally Posted by PoolGuyNJ
    I believe one has a 2 to 2-1/2" capable union end and the other has a 2-1/2 to 3" capable union end.

    Scott
    PoolGuyNJ

    The port sizes are identical and in the same exact spot - they just changed threads (to the "Versa-thread").
    ~45Kg Pool with attached Spa, NSP-72 DE, Minmax 400 Heater, Tahoe Blue Pebbletech, Jandy SWG via Aqualink RS-8, The Pool Cleaner (black)
    Pumps: X3 Hybrid Pump (switches to SPA), 2HP Spa (additional, when SPA is on), and a 1HP For Waterfall
    8, 4x12 Solar Panels on the roof of the pool-house (~12' up)
    CAPTAIN JAMES T. KIRK: "I'M SORRY. I CAN'T HEAR YOU OVER THE SOUND OF HOW AWESOME I AM" (Thanks to TFP!)

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    Re: Dumbest thing I've ever seen (well, close)...

    Swap pump heads
    7,500 gal, IG pool, L shape 22' x 15', 1.5 hp pump, cartridge filter, AquaPlus SWG/Controller, Pebble-Tec liner.

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    Re: Dumbest thing I've ever seen (well, close)...

    Well, I got the new pump in. It was tricky - there was no margin for error, and I had to get a "PVC Extender", which is basically a coupler that fits on the outside of a normal PVC fitting.

    I couldn't use the old pump head/swap, as the Jandy design had changed significantly (4, 1/2" bolts to 6, 9/16" bolts) - and swapping the motor would have required new seals/bushings at the impeller.

    Al in all, a job well done (but took 2x longer than I had planned/quoted - lesson learned...).

    - Jeff
    ~45Kg Pool with attached Spa, NSP-72 DE, Minmax 400 Heater, Tahoe Blue Pebbletech, Jandy SWG via Aqualink RS-8, The Pool Cleaner (black)
    Pumps: X3 Hybrid Pump (switches to SPA), 2HP Spa (additional, when SPA is on), and a 1HP For Waterfall
    8, 4x12 Solar Panels on the roof of the pool-house (~12' up)
    CAPTAIN JAMES T. KIRK: "I'M SORRY. I CAN'T HEAR YOU OVER THE SOUND OF HOW AWESOME I AM" (Thanks to TFP!)

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