Recent content by frbruno64

  1. frbruno64

    I'm done buying lousy filter relief valves

    Good point. They offer 0-10 psi and 0-20 psi ranges. Maybe I should have opted for the 0-20 range to cover both scenarios.
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    Pentair OEM Dial.jpg

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    Ashcroft box.jpg

  4. frbruno64

    I'm done buying lousy filter relief valves

    I intend to install a high quality, accurate pressure gauge this season. Research led me to Ashcroft, a manufacturer of industrial gauges. www.ashcroft.com As luck would have it, the territory sales manager is a fellow pool lover. He provided these two pearls of wisdom related to gauges and...
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    Pentair OEM Back.jpg

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    Ashcroft 1099 gauge.jpg

  7. frbruno64

    I'm done buying lousy filter relief valves

    You make a good point about the high flow rate of the OEM valve. I might have to install value with full port dimensions.
  8. frbruno64

    I'm done buying lousy filter relief valves

    I had to read this three times before I got it.
  9. frbruno64

    I'm done buying lousy filter relief valves

    You make a good point about using a gauge with a smaller range. I'm on the fence about changing the pressure gauge to a high quality, accurate instrument. Do you have a suggestion for a brand and model? For non-consumable items, my moto is to buy it once and never deal with it again. I'm told...
  10. frbruno64

    I'm done buying lousy filter relief valves

    I got disgusted replacing the plastic Pentair filter valves every few years. Each replacement cost about $25. For $38.64, I got a beautifully machined brass valve and pressure gauge assembly, including tax and shipping, It's a thing of beauty and will last forever. Take that, Pentair...
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  14. frbruno64

    Super Lube for o-ring lubrication

    I'm so depressed. The Super Lube arrived today and then I read the rest of this thread. It's like my whole world came crashing down. Now I have a large tub of Super Lube and I have to buy the good stuff.