Hello all, new to this forum and I'm hoping I'll get the help I'm seeking.
I've got a Hayward Super II Pump, 2.0 THP, whose motor has burned out. It's been going for awhile (bearings would squeal every time pump came on, especially in cold weather) so it's no surprise.
I've had my pool maintenance company come out and give me an estimate and confirm that it is indeed a bad motor.
I'm fairly mechanically inclined, so I'd like to try and save some money by doing the replacement myself.
However, the motor only has about 1.5 inches of clearance between it and my garage, so there doesn't appear to be room to pull the motor away from the wet side of the pump.
[attachment=2:3411rlat]Motor clearance to garage wall resized.jpg[/attachment:3411rlat]
I thought, no problem, I'll just cut the intake and outlet lines, replace the motor and then put in union connectors so next time the pump needs servicing it won't require cutting the piping.
[attachment=0:3411rlat]Overview pump resized.jpg[/attachment:3411rlat]
It would seem though, that this pump has been serviced enough times that there is nowhere left to cut on the intake pipe.
[attachment=1:3411rlat]Intake to pump resized.jpg[/attachment:3411rlat]
I'd really like to minimize the patches on the piping so I'm trying to avoid going past the jandy 3-way valve.
Any advice and input would be greatly appreciated.