Recent content by gonzodog

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    Air in strainer basket.

    Correct, backwashing, not backflow. Water level is good and weir is working correctly. There is a 3 way valve prior to the pump (could be an issue). Ugh. I do have a 2 speed pump. Issue is a problem with both speeds, but really bad with low speed. Haven't had this issue until recently, and...
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    Air in strainer basket.

    I have a leak somewhere in my system, just struggling to find it. I have checked, rechecked, replaced, and lubed the O Ring at the strainer basket on the pump. I still get air in the strainer basket. When I put the system into backflow, the basket fills up and no air bubbles, but when in...
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    Replacing a single speed pump motor with a dual speed motor

    Finally got around to replacing the motor and installing the P1353. Here's my feedback: Positives: 1. Motor is super quiet and was fairly easy to replace. Good videos on inyopools.com on replacing motors and shaft seals. Recommend getting the new gaskets and make sure you have lube. 2. I...
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    Replacing a single speed pump motor with a dual speed motor

    True. I just thought convenience of one box would outweigh adding a third box, the additional conduit, and keeping three timers in sync, etc. etc. My concern more than programming is mechanical just works, forever, whereas there seems to be more that can go wrong with digital. Sent from my...
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    Replacing a single speed pump motor with a dual speed motor

    I haven't done it yet, but plan to soon. I'm now leaning towards using an Intermatic PE1353 and replacing both timers with 1 timer. For a motor, I'm thinking I'm going with a dual speed 1 HP full rate (1.65 SF) to replace my existing motor. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Replacing a single speed pump motor with a dual speed motor

    Cool. Thanks. I think I will probably just get a T106 timer and the motor without the timer. I'll just have 3 timers: pool pump on/off, high/low and booster pump. That's probably the easiest. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Replacing a single speed pump motor with a dual speed motor

    Anyone with thoughts on how to address a booster pump in this setup, if I switch to a dual speed with the digital timer? Is my only option to get a dual speed without the digital timer and get a second time for controlling the high and low speeds?
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    Replacing a single speed pump motor with a dual speed motor

    Something else just dawned on me from the follow up question and my response: Does the timer on the B2982T replace the pool pump timer completely, or does that just manage the 2 speeds? Am I getting rid of PF1120T as a result of getting the pump motor with the timer? Since the booster pump is...
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    Replacing a single speed pump motor with a dual speed motor

    The pool cleaner booster pump timer is wired into the load, so that the booster pump only runs when the pool pump is on. The timer itself doesn't control more than the pool pump. So, if I get a replacement motor with the 2 speed timer mounted on it, as long as I get one compatible with my...
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    Replacing a single speed pump motor with a dual speed motor

    I have a Pentair WF-26 1.5 HP pool pump, and the motor has seen better days. I'm beginning to look into replacing the motor, and based on what I've read in the threads, I should be ok switching from a single speed to a dual speed motor, as long as I change out the timer as well, correct? I've...
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    Pool Update, plus pool got dirty after rain/flooding - thoughts?

    Hi All, I've been using the TFP method for a couple months now, and it is one of the best choices I've made, in regards to the pool. Every time I have people over swimming, they comment on how clear the pool is, they always ask if it is salt water (which it isn't) because it never smells of...
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    Polaris 280 (I'm 90% sure)

    I usually get my parts from amazon.
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    Polaris 280 wheel question

    Were you able to get the wheel adjusted? If you loosed the rear wheel axle screws some, you may be able to slide the wheel forward to engage the idler wheel. I also replaced the t-nut and spring on my idler wheel, and that helped. The plastic guide/clip is also needed, to keep the idler wheel...
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    Polaris 280 wheel question

    Two of the wheels (front and single side) should be driven by a driveshaft, and therefore turn the same. The rear wheel is driven by front wheel connecting with the smaller wheel. I'm not following which of your wheels isn't turn in sync. If the ones driven by the driveshaft aren't turning in...
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    Polaris 280 (I'm 90% sure)

    I had similar issues, and I've rebuilt a significant portion of my Polaris 280 for less than $200, over the last month. It was slow and didn't climb walls well, and upon inspection I noticed was that the teeth on the wheels were worn out, so I replace all 3 wheels, and put on new bearings. I...