Recent content by 1Sammy

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    Repair crack in elbow below skimmer?

    Yes it does.
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    Pump GFCI breaker trips when bonding wire attached

    You can narrow it down maybe by removing everything on the bond wire and first connect only your newest motor, then your older waterfall pump motor, etc etc. It does not take much to trip a GFCI , even a dead fried spider or ant will do it. Dust / dirt that is damp can also be an issue...
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    Stripped Screws in Hayward Main Drain Gasket

    Working under water would be most of the trick but if it leaks again try a few or three or four wooden tooth picks. Install them to the depth of the hole and fold over trying not to break them off so you have something to hold them down with. Install the screw. Three hands would be nice to...
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    Pump amperage

    So now you are sucking the water from those 2 what should be returns ?
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    Help finding this leak!

    Dig another hole close to the pool but opposite side where you dug the first. Bet ya you will see water once you reach the same depth, but i hope not ;). Spend some more time on that main drain to confirm a yes or no.
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    Pump amperage

    Shouldn't the skimmer go into the front of the pump?
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    Electricity in basket housing

    There you go, i was just reading through the post waiting for someone to bring this up. Gud on ya KohnT. I just shiver when i see / read of "added ground rods". They cause More problems then the good they do. They can actually generate electricity between them like mini power plants. Lots...
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    Plug skimmer w bad threads

    Sure you can with no issues.
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    Bubbles in return when using sand filter

    Air getting in and no water getting out has to be on the suction side. I would take a closer look in the basket to see bubbles. At times they can sneak in and stay close to the edges so hard to see. When you bypass the filter you increase the "pull" on the suction side and that causes the air...
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    Can I run (temporarily) pump with bad capacitor?

    No problem giving it a kick start. The temp is maybe the same as always, you just never touched it till now.
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    Repair Main Drain or Vinyl Over?

    I'll go the other way guys. Have a main drain on my own pool and use it a lot to mix the water and keep it "even" for lack of a better word. Also when i brush i just push it towards the drain and it pulls in any junk if its in there. You already have it so I would use.
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    Older Hayward Super pump humming not starting

    Check the centrifugal switch on the back of the motor. Sounds like it is trying to start on the high windings.
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    Pool concrete deck painting and coping question

    Right on ajw22. For 41 years now i am going to stain / paint / coat with something my own concrete pool deck. When it comes down to the time to decide on which product i chicken out. I know i can make it look great for a short while and then i think of the work coming soon to re do it and...
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    Equipment in direct sun increase water temperature?

    I don't think it will change the temp of the water In The Pool enough to read.
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    2” or 1.5” suction?

    Your suction line will be wide open from the skimmer to the input of the pump. Your returns will have there outputs reduced as they enter the pool, spillway and skimmer. I say you're good to go. Just curious, why such a big motor ?