Recent content by danpik

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    Pool closing question if you use 55 gallon drum

    Nope, I use the standard size for my pool
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    Hayward H250 Heater problems

    3-5 seconds is the free run time a gas valve gets prior to flame sensing. Pull and clean the flame sensor with fine steel wool or use a dollar bill folded and rubbed on the sensor to polish it.
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    Hayward H100ID turns on but doesn't fire

    Yep. looks like time to solder wire jumpers in place. Dan
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    Hayward H100ID turns on but doesn't fire

    Gas valves are not recommended to be disassembled. If this is a new unit the first thing I would check for is to make sure that all of the safety switches are being satisficed. There is a pressure switch that monitors water pressure in the system. Too low of water pressure and the unit will not...
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    Current In Water

    Per the NEC, the only connection point that the Neutral and Ground can be bonded together is at the first disconnect point in the service. After that, all panels, outlets and connections have to be separate with the neutral not bonded ( floating). This is why sub panels will have 4 wire cables...
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    How can I replace the outlet coupler on Hayward H100ID1 heater?

    It has been a while since I had mine apart, but that fitting should be a regular PVC pipe threaded part from what I can remember. I am sure the Hayward part is about $50 but you should be able to source it from any hardware store that sells PVC parts. I would cut perpendicular to the threads...
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    Pool Delivery, but where to start on the electrical? Do I need a sub-panel?

    I would run a sub panel. Some inspectors see the pool as a separate structure and some don't. A separate structure can only have one circuit running to it( 2 hot, 1 neutral , ground) This sometimes can work but having two hots on one neutral does not allow for GFCI breakers to work properly. A...
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    Anyone have plans for a deck extension over pool rail

    I can't speak for the OP but, when I built mine, I looked at some of the decks that friends had that were under the rail and did not like what I saw in some of them. Mostly the problem I saw was how bad the top rail looked after a couple of years of people standing and stepping on them. One...
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    Anyone have plans for a deck extension over pool rail

    This is how I did mine. The overhang is about 1" above the rails. The deck itself is also only sitting on the framing rails. I intended to bolt it to the rails, but never got there. If I need to, I can slide the deck back away from the pool to do a liner change. A while back I did the same deck...
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    Jandy LT400 LP Gas Heater - rebuilt and fully functioning!

    The steam should not have an effect on the switch. The same switches are used in condensing furnaces all the time with no problems. Excessive water buildup can cause the problems you are experiencing though if the exchanger is designed such that the vacuum pulled thru it can be interfered with...
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    Jandy LT400 LP Gas Heater - rebuilt and fully functioning!

    Some advice on the inducer motors. Most all manufacturers that use these use a standard supplied component from companies such as Nutone. When the inducer went bad on my hayward it was still available from them, but, it was $450. I work part time in the HVAC industry so I was able to recognize...
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    Pool closing question if you use 55 gallon drum

    Here is how I do mine. 2 ropes with one tied around the barrel. Done this way for the last 12 years.
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    As winter approaches...

    If you are in NE ohio then you know what snow weight is. I doubt you can build a strong enough structure out of PVC to support that weight.
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    winter float needed

    I use a plastic 55 gallon barrel I sourced from a local hardware store that caries them. going on 10 years with it now.