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    Booster Pump Now a Geyser - First Q: What is it?

    Ok, got a spiffy pressure-side cleaner - and it works quite well - if you ignore the water level constantly dropping, and the power switches at the pad are about 8" from getting sprayed.

    Some on has removed a riveted-on plate, and "Goof off" made a blurry mess of the remaining plate.

    That leaves pics:

    That are 4 pass-through bolts holding the pump to the motor they take 9/16 on bolt and nut (FWIW)[IMG][/IMG]6 wrench on both head and nut, FWIW.[IMG][/IMG]

    It is 12.5 from face of inlet port to back of motor and approx 6.5 " dia.

    The rest of the orig equip (which this looks to be (mid-80's)) was Sta-Rite.

    I'm hoping that and the blue paint are enough to id.
    I'm in the middle of a SLAM, and this is notplace to have to shut down pumps (even with the booster off, the spray from it is impressive).
    Dave
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    Re: Booster Pump Now a Geyser - First Q: What is it?

    Tried to find it but no luck, sorry.
    '70s IG Vinyl 32K gal, Lazy L, Hayward SuperPump 1.5hp 120V, S240 Sand Filter W/DE
    Solar Blanket, Well Water, Borax Added, TF-100 tester. ? too cold
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    Re: Booster Pump Now a Geyser - First Q: What is it?

    Thanks!

    There's always JB Weld...
    Dave
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    1980's 15,000 Gal IG Plaster; 1 1/2 hp Hayward Northstar; Hayward Swimclear C3025 Cartridge Filter (325 sq ft, nom.); Pentair Legend; Polaris PB4-60; Equipment 40' from pool. p.s.: it's an aye-aye.

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    Re: Booster Pump Now a Geyser - First Q: What is it?



    C'mon - sonebody's got to be old enough to remember this (mid-80's) freak!

    And, I'm afraid the plate webbed plate at the front is cracked....
    Dave
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    1980's 15,000 Gal IG Plaster; 1 1/2 hp Hayward Northstar; Hayward Swimclear C3025 Cartridge Filter (325 sq ft, nom.); Pentair Legend; Polaris PB4-60; Equipment 40' from pool. p.s.: it's an aye-aye.

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    Re: Booster Pump Now a Geyser - First Q: What is it?

    Quote Originally Posted by happyheathen View Post
    And, I'm afraid the plate webbed plate at the front is cracked....
    There isn't any doubt that plate is cracked. I can see it from Wisconsin
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    '70s IG Vinyl 32K gal, Lazy L, Hayward SuperPump 1.5hp 120V, S240 Sand Filter W/DE
    Solar Blanket, Well Water, Borax Added, TF-100 tester. ? too cold
    1979, 275gal Conway Emerald Spa P-100-2, ES-2 Spa Pack, bromine floater, indoor
    TF-100, Best test kit - TFTestkits.net
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    Re: Booster Pump Now a Geyser - First Q: What is it?

    Duh... I was so concentrating on the horizontal spray from the (upper left) bolt, that I didn't even notice the rest of the mess.

    Those cracks certainly explain why that bolt torqued down so easily...
    Thanks!
    Dave
    Sacramento
    1980's 15,000 Gal IG Plaster; 1 1/2 hp Hayward Northstar; Hayward Swimclear C3025 Cartridge Filter (325 sq ft, nom.); Pentair Legend; Polaris PB4-60; Equipment 40' from pool. p.s.: it's an aye-aye.

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