Recent content by jobondur

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    Is My IC40 Dead???

    @Jimrahbe Here is a blurb from page 10 of the Pentair Power Center Installation Manual that I found HERE. "Output: 22-39 VDC @ 6 AMPS maximum from the Power Center" So I'm well within spec
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    Is My IC40 Dead???

    Any idea when the best time to buy would be for these? I've decided I'm just going to close the pool and not fix it until I open, so no hurry at this point.
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    Is My IC40 Dead???

    Just looked at ebay and there are brand new IC40 units for as low as $400. Only problem is I'm fairly certain most of them are scam units. The pictures were all taken from another listing and the only seller that has positive feedback is from him selling a bunch of stuff in the $3 range...
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    Is My IC40 Dead???

    @Jimrahbe Where are you taking your measurements? Are you taking them inside the power center? If so, where are you connecting your probes?
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    Is My IC40 Dead???

    Jim, That's how I tested it. I unplugged the cell from the power center and used a multimeter set to the 600 scale for Volts DC and inserted the probes into different pairs of connections on the power center where the cell plugs in. When I tested between the two connections running parallel to...
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    Is My IC40 Dead???

    Honestly, I don’t have any issues with the Pentair and to switch to something new would require unnecessary work for me (plumbing, wiring, etc).
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    Is My IC40 Dead???

    And when I say other forums, I really mean other threads.....there are no other pool forums I trust ;)
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    Is My IC40 Dead???

    So I've been reading through other forums and I think the IC40 may actually be the best setup for me. It seems like most people have their pool in a full sun location. I have tons of trees that block sun on the pool for a good part of the day. During the hottest part of July, I'm typically...
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    Is My IC40 Dead???

    The first IC40 came with the house so I don't know how old it was. The one that just now kicked the dust was installed in July 2012, so it lasted 9 years. What are the benefits of getting the IC60? Does it just last longer because you don't have to run the cell longer? Any other benefits...
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    Is My IC40 Dead???

    Will I have to replace the power center as well if I move up to the IC60?
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    Is My IC40 Dead???

    I checked my Cl level today and it was 0. I went and looked at my IC40 SWG and all the lights were off. I opened up the power center and the green light was on. I did a continuity check on the fuse and it tested ok for continuity. I pulled the power cord from the IC40 out of the power center...
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    pH Test Not Reading Correctly

    I'm using the right side of the K-1000 kit (pH testing). I called it the OTO because that's what it's called on TFTestkits website but I was apparently using the term wrong. However it's the same test I've been performing for pH for many years so I know that I'm doing it correctly. I just...
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    pH Test Not Reading Correctly

    I tried three drops and its a shade darker than the 7.2 scale on the test (in the orange color spectrum). If I add a 4th drop it turns a darker shade of orange and a 5th drop just turns it even darker orange. So I'm guessing that my pH is in the 7.2-7.3 range. Gotcha on the white background...
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    pH Test Not Reading Correctly

    I opened my pool this year and my pH tests don't seem correct. The colors that I'm getting don't align with any of the colors on the OTO. At first it was bright red like the original color of the R-0014 phenol red so I figured I just had a very high pH for some reason. I approximated at 8.5...
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    Upgrading pump - looking for advise, suggestions

    Just to Recap - So, the problem is your electric bill is high in the summer months. You suspect it's your pump but you only run it 4 hrs a day. If I were you I'd run the numbers on power consumption of that pump coupled with your energy rates because I'm betting that your pump is not causing...