Recent content by CuckooChris

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    Ultrasonic Humidifier Maintenance.

    Has anyone found a good solution to not having to clean your humidifier every 3-5 days? Been really cold and dry (from wood stove) and the humidity inside will get down to 25% or so if I don't keep my humidifiers running. I have a whole house humidifier in the basement next to the stove that I...
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    Hot Springs Hot Tub not so Hot

    Digital meter? As long as you are measuring correctly and getting 220v to the element, it should be working (if it was good). The resistance is just a double check. If the meter is reading volts correctly (test an outlet), it sounds to me like the element is blown.
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    Hot Springs Hot Tub not so Hot

    If you know how to use a meter, that will help pinpoint it. First thing is to check how much voltage you have at the element. Assuming it's 220v, go across the two element connections and see if you have 220v. If you do and you have an amp probe, see how many amps it's pulling. If you don't have...
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    Old hot tub guy looking to learn new tricks...

    Again testing is done after two uses of the tub, I adjust it in the morning after a soak , then it gets used at night and again in the morning, then the new test... Not sure what the recommended time to test is, or maybe it doesn't really matter, idk, just throwing this out here. I usually...
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    New Tub, crazy water. Perhaps a little help out there?

    You have come to the right place! Do read the link at the top of the forum. We will also need more information like, what exact model test kit do you have and does the spa have ozone? Lots to learn here, ozone will eat chlorine, non chlorine oxidizer like MPS will affect some test readings and...
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    Hot Tub Identification

    Is there anything inside? Old pump, controller? Post a pic of the equipment bay and maybe we can tell what would work.
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    Breaker Trippin' Out!

    Sorry, don't know.
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    Breaker Trippin' Out!

    The element will come with new seals. If you go with the pressure switch, you just need to teflon tape the threads. Shouldn't need anything else. I suppose there's a very slight chance that you'd need new seals for the heater assembly, but that is unlikely. But maybe just in case, only $5
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    Old hot tub guy looking to learn new tricks...

    Most regulars may remember that I was a skeptic at first. I thought it was just pulling junk out of the water like a protein skimmer in a salt water aquarium does. Well, after the last purge, I really started noticing a difference in my chlorine usage, I'm only putting in an oz or two a day...
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    Breaker Trippin' Out!

    I went with the titanium, but ended up not using it and ordering a whole new control and heater (long story). Assuming the titanium lasts a few years longer, so that's what I'd go with.
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    Old hot tub guy looking to learn new tricks...

    I have somewhat similar water, very low CH from the tap. I don't really worry about keeping the TA at a certain level and only focus on PH. My TA is usually 30-40 and my PH hovers around 7.6-7.8. When it gets up to about 8, I put in a Tbsp on muriatic acid and that lowers it a few notches. I've...
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    Breaker Trippin' Out!

    I like Spa Depot, have ordered many things from there. I have a new 4.5kw element if you want it, but it may be oversized, RD would know if it would work. As long as the stainless tube is in decent shape, no need to replace it in my opinion. Just order the element, only about $40. Here's a link...
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    Breaker Trippin' Out!

    I believe the blue/red transformer is just for the light. The "yellow jobs" at the top of the board are relays, not transformers. Think of a relay as a light switch. You have power coming in to one side and then when you flip the switch it connects the circuit and allows the power to go...
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    Breaker Trippin' Out!

    I believe that is the power that goes to your relays for the pump, heater and possibly ozone. I would try disconnecting the wire from the relay that goes to your heater. If it doesn't trip, then you know it's the heater. If it still trips then try disconnecting the wire for the pump.
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    help for my hot tub chemistry

    None of the experts or regulars here use test strips, they're not accurate. You need a real test kit for anyone here to be of help. The recommended ones are the TF-100 or the Taylor K-2006. I see you're using Bromine and Dichlor, but I can't help you with that, I use straight liquid chlorine. If...