Recent content by AustinPool2018

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    Spa Blower Help needed -pics attached!

    Okay, here's an update. I purchased one of the "Poly Storm Thread-in Tee Body Assemblies", which is effectively the venturi connection for my spa. This let me look at how big the air holes were, and see if I could determine if the air and water lines were swapped. By unscrewing the jet body...
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    Spa Blower Help needed -pics attached!

    hah! I have so many inflatable balls in my backyard. A "storm" just might take them and half of the inflatable animals away by accident someday ;)
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    Spa Blower Help needed -pics attached!

    ah. That's pretty easy, and good point. I think I'll try to see if I can confirm whether water/air lines swapped first, then give that a try.
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    Spa Blower Help needed -pics attached!

    Really interesting idea re: swapped air and water. I may be able to unscrew the jet housing and see if water and air are coming out of the right place. Will add that to the list, that certainly could explain the pressure problem and also explain why water could be getting into the line, as the...
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    Spa Blower Help needed -pics attached!

    Unfortunately, the closest I could get a check valve without ripping up pavers & concrete underneath them is probably 60' away from the spa. :( The Model number of the jet is 229-8127, which is the grey version of 229-8120. Link to catalog, and side view picture below:
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    Spa Blower Help needed -pics attached!

    Okay, a few more tests and some progress!! I drained the spa to below the jets, and I took out the "jet internal" aka jets, leaving just the jet housing. Then, I turned on the blower -- it blew out water, overheated, and then stopped. About an hour later, I tried again -- it blew out more...
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    Spa Blower Help needed -pics attached!

    Okay. I did the pressure measurement. First the setup -- I bought a 2" T, then a reducer to a 1/2" PVC, then a 1/2" slip to 1/2" thread, then thread to barb. Setup is below -- a total hack job, no laughing. It came off of its peak, but at the highest level the high end was 109" and the...
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    Spa Blower Help needed -pics attached!

    I actually tried this previously, I used a “y” fitting and a ball valve to a 1.5”. The blower lasted longer but was so loud I was worried that wouldn’t be a solution. I haven’t tried a T with. A same-sized valve. Will also give that a try.
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    Spa Blower Help needed -pics attached!

    Yes, the amount of bubbles seems great. The time before shutoff varies, but rarely over 90 seconds.
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    Spa Blower Help needed -pics attached!

    Will do. Will probably be until this weekend to get that done. I assume any diameter tubing works? Tee off right under the blower?
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    Spa Blower Help needed -pics attached!

    Okay -- I just checked the Voltage & Current. Voltage is correct, measuring 243v. Current is high -- ranging from 3.4A to peaking out at 3.9A.
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    Spa Blower Help needed -pics attached!

    They've not requested any measurements yet. However, they said they would roll a tech out if they couldn't figure it out -- as part of warranty replacement. I had assumed the voltage was correct, but I haven't actually checked it -- will check voltage & current while running soon. Appreciate...
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    Spa Blower Help needed -pics attached!

    Awesome, I will give this a try!!
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    Spa Blower Help needed -pics attached!

    I'm in conversations with the Jandy folks on warranty, so if it's the blower itself, I"m sure I'll be able to get that replaced. Out of curiosity, James, what drives you to that conclusion?
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    Spa Blower Help needed -pics attached!

    First of all, thanks again to all in this invaluable forum. We're over a year into our build, and have water in the pool, and nearly everything complete. However, I cannot get attention from my pool builder and am past the point of frustration. I got a verbal agreement from her to have the...