Recent content by doncaruana

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    Getting a hose to fit a pump with 1" discharge

    Still can't find a female 1" to anything larger than it adapter, but harbor freight at least seems to have a hose option that might work.
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    Getting a hose to fit a pump with 1" discharge

    To pump water out of my pool. But like I said above, I want to maximize the discharge, which entails using using a larger hose.
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    Getting a hose to fit a pump with 1" discharge

    And where does one find such a thing... Cause I can't find one. :)
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    Getting a hose to fit a pump with 1" discharge

    Just realized I didn't mention it's a Superior pump. The 1/4hp oil free one has a male 1" npt discharge. Superior Pump 91014 1/4 HP High Flow Thermoplastic Utility Pump, Black, Oil Free https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08BLTM97Q
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    Getting a hose to fit a pump with 1" discharge

    Well I looked there first. I couldnt find anything that went from 1 1/4" or 1 1/2" to 1". And I couldn't find any 1" hoses. Do you have a link to one in particular since I'm obviously not looking for the right thing? :)
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    Getting a hose to fit a pump with 1" discharge

    My old harbor freight 1/6 hp submersible pump died and so I'm going to replace it with the 1/4 hp oil free submersible pump. The only issue I have with that pump is that discharge is a nicely-odd 1" instead of 1 1/4" or 1 1/2". I can't find any one inch hoses (I can find 1 1/4"...). What can I...
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    Help finding and repairing a leak in the lines...

    Had someone come out. They found the leak right away and then managed to take 5 more hours to dig a 3x3 hole around a flagged tent stake hole about 15 inches deep to fix it. They did a good job but I'm a little miffed about the labor time. Turns out it was actually the return line which...
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    Help finding and repairing a leak in the lines...

    many a main drain are now plugged off for that exact reason.... I am specifically not doing one... :) I run it at like 90% toward the skimmer anyway! I'm going to look into getting in there with some plugs and just plug it off. Lost about 100 gallons overnight, so that's 200 a day. Probably...
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    Help finding and repairing a leak in the lines...

    Well we just plugged the returns for a few seconds at a time to create some back pressure expecting water to shoot up a hole. Nope. Had a knowledgeable pool guy out here who seemed pretty convinced it was the main drain unfortunately. :( he didn't charge me so I know he wasn't just fishing. :)
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    Help finding and repairing a leak in the lines...

    Yeah, I was telling my wife about that this morning. :) But that would still be a lot of water to lose overnight just to evaporation so I don't think that's it. But I'll do one tonight anyway I think, just to be sure.
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    Help finding and repairing a leak in the lines...

    Still lost about 5/16 of an inch from 12 hours overnight. Pool was at 88 degrees and the weather was about 87 yesterday and then got down to a little below 70 overnight. So it looks like my leak is from the main drain line unfortunately. Wish I could get a good handle on how much of that...
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    Help finding and repairing a leak in the lines...

    After the tent stakes came out, I expected some of the holes to fill up...nothing. So I plugged the two returns and the skimmer overnight and marked the water level. If I lose water overnight, I know for sure it's the main drain because the deck jets are above the water and shut off via diverter...
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    Help finding and repairing a leak in the lines...

    Can't even start to dig until tent people remove their stakes so I did some math based on marks I put. I'm losing water about 4-4.5 times as fast with the pump running than I did overnight with it off. Not sure if the lines where they staked are below the water level so I guess none of that...
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    Help finding and repairing a leak in the lines...

    The company I had close for me (who are slammed) gave me the number of their "plumber" and another company I've dealt with that I like gave me a quote on the line repair if I can find them the leak (saves on leak detection). I'm leaning toward the line repair ($140) just because they would...
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    Help finding and repairing a leak in the lines...

    That's actually exactly the plan for now (particularly marking all of the tent stakes). :) I'm not physically up for the digging personally, so trying to figure out that part. Not even sure I trust myself to do the repair if I'm being completely honest. But we'll see.