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    Puck feeder chucked, hello LQ

    Good Friday Morning TFP...

    The puck feeder has found it's rightful resting place...and I'm all ready for my LQ, which is 'out for delivery'...

    My plumbing/fix it guy was quite pleased with my knowledge about my system and my pool in general. And, poolservicestech, you got a 'no way are you kidding me?' about your reverse osmosis service...
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    Re: Puck feeder chucked, hello LQ

    Well, that takes care of that.

    I did the same thing last year. I waited until it leaked and then just deplumbed it.

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    Re: Puck feeder chucked, hello LQ

    Hi poolgirl22: where did you obtain the LQ? I'm also in southern IN, but it sounds like you mail-ordered it.
    25 K gal, vinyl, IG, next to forest,liquid chlorine and tab chlorinator backup,55gpm sand filter,1.5hp pump

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    Re: Puck feeder chucked, hello LQ

    www.poolservicestech.com
    Bruce and Sal on this site have the LQ.
    Whereabouts in S. Indiana are you...or 'you at?' to be more regional in language...lol.
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    Re: Puck feeder chucked, hello LQ

    Now you'll have to change your sig again..."Dump the jugs, get a liquidator!"
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    Re: Puck feeder chucked, hello LQ

    Quote Originally Posted by poolgirl22
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    Bruce and Sal on this site have the LQ.
    Whereabouts in S. Indiana are you...or 'you at?' to be more regional in language...lol.
    We are in eastern Greene Co, southwest of Bloomington. We should compare notes on pool stores if you are in the same area - they are few and far between out here.

    By the way, thanks for the link for the Liquidator. I think after a month of hauling and dumping bottles of chlorine, I may be ready to give Bruce a call....
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    Re: Puck feeder chucked, hello LQ

    Woo hoo! That is the Tee I use.......however, if you ordered the 3/8" upgrade kit on Sal's website, he uses a different kind of tubing/fittings. They appear to be 1/4" male threaded by 3/8" push tubing fittings, which are normally used with the firmer poly tubing (is that right Sal?) One will work fine on your pump inlet, but the other won't fit into your tee. You will either have to replace it with a similar fitting that has a 1/2" threaded end, OR just use the same barb fitting I mentioned before (1/2 male threaded x 3/8" barn). Assuming his tubing is still 3/8" inside, it should slide over the barb tightly.
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    Re: Puck feeder chucked, hello LQ

    Quote Originally Posted by Miranda
    Woo hoo! That is the Tee I use.......however, if you ordered the 3/8" upgrade kit on Sal's website, he uses a different kind of tubing/fittings. They appear to be 1/4" male threaded by 3/8" push tubing fittings, which are normally used with the firmer poly tubing (is that right Sal?) One will work fine on your pump inlet, but the other won't fit into your tee. You will either have to replace it with a similar fitting that has a 1/2" threaded end, OR just use the same barb fitting I mentioned before (1/2 male threaded x 3/8" barn). Assuming his tubing is still 3/8" inside, it should slide over the barb tightly.
    Miranda,

    It still might work, that hose is some what flexible and still could fit over 1/4" ID hose. Both Bruce and I discovered that the real problem with the liquidator was the barb fittings that came with the unit were 1/8" ID would restrict flow and the clamp fittings and liquidator bulkhead fittings were 3/16" which were ok. I like the setup with the "T", I might actually do that to mine... Poolgirl22, let us know if it fits!

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    Re: Puck feeder chucked, hello LQ

    Still waiting for UPS...anytime now...

    And I have my hair dryer at the ready to warm up the hose a bit. Y'all are still talkin' a bit technical, but once the stuff gets here and I have it in front of me, I should be fine..

    Otherwise I do believe Sal's number is still in my cell phone log!!!
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    Re: Puck feeder chucked, hello LQ

    Quote Originally Posted by DWSPool
    Quote Originally Posted by poolgirl22
    http://www.poolservicestech.com
    Bruce and Sal on this site have the LQ.
    Whereabouts in S. Indiana are you...or 'you at?' to be more regional in language...lol.
    We are in eastern Greene Co, southwest of Bloomington. We should compare notes on pool stores if you are in the same area - they are few and far between out here.

    By the way, thanks for the link for the Liquidator. I think after a month of hauling and dumping bottles of chlorine, I may be ready to give Bruce a call....
    We're neighbors...I'm in Knox County!!!

    It's here...I'm goin' in...
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    http://www.poolservicestech.com Liquidator
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    http://www.tftestkits.net TFT100 test kit

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    Re: Puck feeder chucked, hello LQ

    Question...
    The black thing on the metal clamp that would normally go into the 3/8" hole in the PVC..that's supposed to go into the pump filter basket hole as well, Yes? It's more a flat threaded piece than a round threaded piece. Just checking...

    Cuz if not the barb I have is too big...

    Edit: Sal and I talked. I have it under control now...
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    http://www.tftestkits.net TFT100 test kit

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    Re: Puck feeder chucked, hello LQ

    I think it's done. I will post pics in a bit.

    I got the hose on that barb thanks to the hair dryer and good ole wd40 and one of those grippy cloth things for taking jar lids off. I opted to just drill the 3/8" hole in the pvc cuz I didn't want to mess with trying to find what I needed at Lowes to make it work in the pump basket drain.

    I've got the flow indicator set where the ball is between 2 and 3??? My target FC is 8 so we'll see where we end up in the morning. Nothing is leaking so...I think we are good to go!!!

    Thanks again SAL!!!
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    Re: Puck feeder chucked, hello LQ

    Where are the pictures!!!

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    Re: Puck feeder chucked, hello LQ

    How high will the flow meter go with the valve wide open?

    Gotta have pics!
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    Re: Puck feeder chucked, hello LQ

    Sorry folks, had guests last night and to serve.

    The flow is right under 5, maybe 4.5 wide open. Turned it down to about 1 last evening. This morning showed FC 7 so I bumped it to 1.5ish to see if I could get it to 8 or 9 where I like to run.

    It didn't overflow last night so that's good.

    As the chlorine bed lowers, more pool water goes in and keeps the fluid line consistent...so then, how does one 'make room' for more chlorine. That sounds like such a dumb question...
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    Re: Puck feeder chucked, hello LQ

    BAMA---This one's for you with the zip ties.
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    http://www.tftestkits.net TFT100 test kit

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    Re: Puck feeder chucked, hello LQ

    Looks great, nice install. Make sure you get all of the air out of the flow meter for accurate readings!

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    Re: Puck feeder chucked, hello LQ

    Getting the air out is what you told me to do with unscrewing that black cap a bit so there's no water on top of the black ball, then tightening it again, right?
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    Re: Puck feeder chucked, hello LQ

    Yup,

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    Re: Puck feeder chucked, hello LQ

    Quote Originally Posted by poolgirl22
    As the chlorine bed lowers, more pool water goes in and keeps the fluid line consistent...so then, how does one 'make room' for more chlorine. That sounds like such a dumb question...
    yet I'm still pondering it...anyone?
    Backyard pool-less, but used to be.....
    16,100 gallon, 18x38 3.5 ft deep oval AG, Vinyl, Sand, 1hp pump
    http://www.poolservicestech.com Liquidator
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    http://www.tftestkits.net TFT100 test kit

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