Recent content by kchinger

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    Tornado Cleanup

    Hello, Our neighborhood got slammed by a high EF-2 tornado a few days ago. We were lucky and missed the actual path by a couple hundred feet, some beautiful trees down and stuff, but the rotation pulled everything away from the house, so we're overall ok. Unlike some neighbors who are missing...
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    Where to get DiamondBrite Samples?

    Good idea to just call and ask. Not sure why I didn't think of that.
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    Where to get DiamondBrite Samples?

    I see I can get an entire set of them on their website, but I don't need either an entire sample of 12 colors, or a set of 6 of the same color, although I can do the 12 if I have to. I think we're leaning towards Aqua Blue, but wouldn't mind samples of the rest of the untinted blues. Locally is...
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    Raypak RP2100 Intermittent Issue

    So I checked the pressure switch, jumped the contacts together and it immediately started up. Ordered a new switch, less than $50, give it a shot. It also started leaking a bit once I bumped it around messing with the contacts, which probably isn't a great sign that it's in good shape.
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    Raypak RP2100 Intermittent Issue

    Pressure switch does look like it exists, 062237B, looks like it's available, although not cheap ($50+). When it's not turning on I might try bypassing the switch and see if it starts, in which case that switch might be bad. The way it sort of stutters makes me think it's some sort of switch...
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    Raypak RP2100 Intermittent Issue

    Is there a cleaning/service I can do myself? I'm relatively handy and comfortable working with gas. How much is that going to set me back? @swamprat69
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    Raypak RP2100 Intermittent Issue

    Installed in 87 according to some writing on it. It's inside the pool house, so not exposed, but the muriatic acid is stored in there (other side, but still only a few feet, I wish I had a better place for it). I can try to get a steadier view if that helps, I was trying to check all the burners...
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    Raypak RP2100 Intermittent Issue

    Of course after I say it's usually fine once lit, I went to check the temperature and it had kicked off with the same lights. I got it restarted, as it was restarting it kept kicking on and off really quickly, and once I even saw a bunch of orange go under the burners, looked like a backfire (I...
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    Raypak RP2100 Intermittent Issue

    Hello, My heater is hit and miss this season. Beginning of the season was fine. Last few weeks, when I call for heat, it occasionally stops basically immediately and throws on the Service and Pressure/High Limit red lights. Never tries to light. Cycling just the power to the heater doesn't...
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    Best practices: I am going to be replacing my 500W 120V pool light.

    I have some cheap LED bulb with a bunch of colors from Amazon. Works well as a direct retrofit. You just flip the switch a bunch to choose the color (annoying since I can't see the pool, so this takes two people...). Just realized thought that I don't think it's on a GFCI. What's the easiest...
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    Kyrstalkrete vs DiamondBrite

    Interesting. Very acidic. Some of that gives you a CSI of like -0.7 if you do 7.2, 200 CH. Not sure that I love that. Especially CYA less than 50, with my SWG that's not ideal. How smooth is your finish?
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    Kyrstalkrete vs DiamondBrite

    Hello. We're getting our pool renovated either this summer, or fall (leaning towards no) or next spring. Two PBs suggest DiamondBrite, a third suggest KrystalKrete as their main, but can do DiamondBrite for the same price, they've just used the KrystalKrete longer. The samples look basically...
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    Pump Not Priming on Opening

    Found the issue. Dumb user error (as usual). I left a plug in the inlet pipe just in front of the pump when I installed the pump. Couldn't see it. I was wondering why the water wasn't flowing down that inlet at all when I was filling it. It primed in about 5 seconds once I removed that.