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    Pad for equipment

    The PB is here today putting in all the equipment. They are putting it on a hard type plastic pad. For some reason I envisioned it would be on a concrete pad. How is it usually done?
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    Re: Pad for equipment

    I guess this is something new to me. Usually it's a concrete pad.
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    Re: Pad for equipment

    X2, usually concrete.
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    Re: Pad for equipment

    Concrete is most common, but you do see plastic pads from time to time. Plastic often has problems with filters. The filter weighs a great deal and you need something fairly solid to hold it up. They do make plastic pads strong enough for smaller filters, but I haven't seen one that can stand up to the larger filters we often recommend.
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    Re: Pad for equipment

    Im getting a 560 Cartridge filter which looks pretty large to me. Unfortunately, nothing I can do about i now.
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    Re: Pad for equipment

    That is a big filter. Make sure it is level to start with and check periodically to make sure it stays level, if not call PB to fix it. Especially if the filter is on one side or the other.
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    Re: Pad for equipment

    I have a rubberized pad under my heat pump , no problems with it.I think it was originally made for ac condensing units.I seem to remember an ad on the internet for a complete line of pads for pool equipment.
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    Re: Pad for equipment

    I have plastic pads also. No issue going into 3rd year with anything moving or settling. They put the pool heater also in a plastic pad right next to the existing one so it looks good and also no issues. It was well leveled and installed so I'm sure that helps.
    We also had all our HVAC heat pumps replaced and plastic pads for those also without any issues a few years in.
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    Re: Pad for equipment

    Good to know.

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