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    Details on installing peristaltic chlorine pump

    I have a pump and 15 gal container on order and I am looking for details on how to install the pump. I am specifically concerned about tapping into the pvc after the heater. What size bit, tap and what fittings to buy? Do the fittings need to be made from a specific material? Any details would be appreciated.

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    Re: Details on installing peristaltic chlorine pump

    You need a 1/4" pipe tap and the corresponding drill size. The drill size is usually stamped on the shank of the tap. It takes a 7/16" drill.
    If you bought the Stenner pump it comes with all the fittings you need to hook it up.
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    Re: Details on installing peristaltic chlorine pump

    Any reason this would void a new pool warranty? I suppose I should contact the PB just in case
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    Re: Details on installing peristaltic chlorine pump

    I can't imagine how it could possibly void any warranty. It's no different than installing an offline chlorinator.
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    Re: Details on installing peristaltic chlorine pump

    Talked to the PB and he said there would be no warranty issues.
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    Re: Details on installing peristaltic chlorine pump

    Had a warranty issue with our aquacal heat pump. The repair guy was actually very complimentary and happy with how we have our chemical injection system setup. Post-heater was his key argument. He said if I still had my LQ hooked with chemicals entering before the heater he would have denied our warranty coverage. I probably could have escalated. Something to think about.
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    Re: Details on installing peristaltic chlorine pump

    It is going in after the tab feeder. There is a check valve before the tab feeder.
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    Re: Details on installing peristaltic chlorine pump

    One more question. Anyone hardwiring the pump? Did you just snip the end of the cord off and wire it to the timer/relay?
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    Re: Details on installing peristaltic chlorine pump

    Yep, just cut the plug off, strip the wires, and connect.
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    Re: Details on installing peristaltic chlorine pump

    Quote Originally Posted by loweran
    One more question. Anyone hardwiring the pump? Did you just snip the end of the cord off and wire it to the timer/relay?
    Yes, that is how I did mine, wired to the pool pump timer.
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    Re: Details on installing peristaltic chlorine pump

    That is what I ended up doing. Wired it to a relay in the ET8. I screwed it up at first as I wired the common to the bus bar. The GFCI did not like that. Had to pig tail it to the landscape lights that were on that breaker and we are all good.
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