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    Pool Filler With Pictures

    Little Project over the weekend. I'm constantly overfilling my pool. This will be used when I'm at home to make sure there isn't any mechanical failures. Cost about 30 dollars with me having the plumber's putty. I got this idea from Instructables.

    http://i1279.photobucket.com/albums/y53 ... 1364786057
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    Re: Pool Filler

    Very nice!
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    Re: Pool Filler With Pictures

    Thanks Dave, Thank You for all your help getting going this season.
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    Re: Pool Filler With Pictures

    Kudos!!! That is a nice above ground auto-fill you put together there.
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    Re: Pool Filler With Pictures

    Thank You very much,
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    Re: Pool Filler With Pictures

    Good job thall. I like. Instructables has some cool stuff.
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    Re: Pool Filler With Pictures

    Thats pretty cool. PVC is almost as versatile as dust tape.
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    Re: Pool Filler With Pictures

    That was pretty good. I have the same problem of forgetting to turn the water off when refilling so I'll be makin me one of those.
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    Re: Pool Filler With Pictures

    I like it . Looks like another item for the ToDo list
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    Re: Pool Filler With Pictures

    Simple project, what i changed from the instructables is to use a 90 degree fitting 1/2"x 3/4", with the 3/4" side threaded attached to the valve. That is where I also used the epoxy putty.
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    Re: Pool Filler With Pictures

    here is a device you can buy that will work too

    http://hudsonvalve.com/index.html
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    Re: Pool Filler With Pictures

    Looks like that would be a good alternative.
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    Re: Pool Filler With Pictures

    I built one of those for my IG pool last year and it has worked like a charm. I spent a fair amount of time looking for an adapter to go from the NPT thread to the toilet fill thread to find that it is basically a proprietary thread and no crossovers were to be found; that's where the putty comes in. The threads from the 3/4" FNPT are close enough to "hold" the two together in order to place the putty to hold it together.

    The best part is that it will only cost ~$10 and 5 minutes to replace if/when it ever fails. Much better and cheaper than the $80 pool filler that only lasts about 2 seasons of use.

    Hardest part of the project....setting the water level!!!
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    Re: Pool Filler With Pictures

    The pool filler has been working quite well. I have moved it to a few locations around my pool to find the best location. Such a simple project i should have done years ago. No more dragging a hose out to the pool and trying to time it so the pool would not overflow. Highly recommend as a small project.
    Tim Hall
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    Re: Pool Filler With Pictures

    Ingenious!!!

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    Re: Pool Filler With Pictures

    Here is the link if anybody is interested in possibly building one for yourself.
    http://www.instructables.com/id/Automat ... er-Filler/
    Tim Hall
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