Recent content by CA92807

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    Goldline Automation - Actuator Help

    All the actuators I've seen have a small 3-position toggle switch that sets normal action, off, and reverse action. Perhaps one of your switches is set incorrectly.
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    Holy Electricity Bill, Batman!

    If you have a Smart Meter installed for your service, you can go to the SCE.COM site and configure your account to show your usage by month, day, or hour by hour, usually delayed by a day or two. This is really useful to track down surprise usage. There are several low cost devices that...
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    Stenner with Tank Mounting

    The white Stenner tubing is not UV rated and will fail quickly in direct sunlight. Stenner also offers black tubing that is UV rated and works well outside.
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    Chlorine level varies greatly

    I had similar problems with my Stenner system a while back. It turned out to be an internment suction side leak at some compression fittings I used. I installed a flow meter on the suction side and could occasionally see an air bubble go by. I found and replaced the cracked hose and all was well...
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    Stenner Pump stopped working

    You could have a leak on the suction side from a cracked hose or fitting. If you have a duckbill check valve, it could be plugged. If you've never changed your black hoses in 6 years you could have sufficient sediment deposits to plug the line. Depending on how you attached the injector, you...
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    Reliable SWG's for under $700??

    If you are using 128 oz of 8.25% bleach every day in your 20K pool that's about 4.2 ppm loss per day. I think their may be a problem with your water, or the bleach.
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    Surprised when looking for chlorine in Murrieta CA (SoCal) coming from FL

    Welcome to SoCal. I get my 10% chlorine at Home Depot. I always check the date code and usually find it about 4 weeks old. This varies by store and occasionally some 6-month old shows up. If you are new to SoCal you may not be ready for our power rates. I'm on SCE and was paying as much as 31...
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    Add SWG Copper Pipe after Old Heater

    My pool has an ancient Laars Series One heater and has about 30" of copper on the in & out lines, PVC everywhere else. According to the manual: Do not install PVC plastic piping directly to the heater inlet/outlet header. PVC pipe does not have the high temperature capabilities required to...
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    Stenner pump problem

    You need to remove all the salt deposits. I take my injector apart and let it soak in diluted acid in an open area. Rinse and reassemble. If the wedge end of the duckbill isn't closed, replace it. Before you replace the injector also check for deposits in the fitting. I was surprised to find...
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    Stenner pump problem

    Do you regularly clean the injector and duckbill check valve for salt deposits? I do mine every 6 months after I learned the hard way.
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    Problem with Stenner Pump

    Most black tubing is UV resistant and safe to use outdoors in direct sunlight, but most clear or translucent tubing isn't. Also whatever tubing used needs to be chlorine compatible. PTFE is semi-transparent and chlorine resistant but costs about $5/foot. I use a Stenner AK600 flow indicator...
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    Stenner Pump priming?

    My Stenner self primes. I have a flow meter on the suction side and can see liquid flow after a few minutes. I think you should look for a leak on the suction side tubing and fittings. If you have a duck-bill check valve it may be installed backwards. Good luck.
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    Is this the lighting junction?

    It looks like my pool light junction box except mine (20+ years old) has a brass base. The jacketed cable looks like it's from the pool light. Do a web search for: pool light junction box code The code requires the box to be at least 4" above grade & 8" above the maximum water line. Looks like...
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    Help with Jandy Valve

    One direction is your skimmer, the other your main drain. It is likely set for skimming action with a little bit of drain. Move it to the other direction and check that the skimmer is off. Put it back the way it was and label the pipes.
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    Here we go again - Variable Speed Pump and GFCI breaker tripping AGAIN ??

    If your reading was 2,000 ohms at 500 volts that would be .25 amps, a massive fail. I suspect the reading was really 2,000 K ohms or 2 Meg ohms, for a leakage of .25 mA.