Recent content by n4trombl

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    Check Valve Positioning/Placement

    Jim, That makes perfect sense. And appreciate the explanation on the spillway feature. I guess I was for some reason thinking it was more complex than it really is. I’m willing to bet then my valves are switched as I am certain the suction side moved so that’s good clarity there. But since...
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    Check Valve Positioning/Placement

    Allen, That is correct. In the image I posted of my return setup the very far left pipe going into the ground is associated to my spa return jets. The only thing controlling those jets is an actuator slightly to the right. No check valve here. The other method of water to the spa is to the...
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    Check Valve Positioning/Placement

    Allen/Jim, That makes sense and appreciate the detailed explanation. I may have not been paying attention to the return actuator but it absolutely could have been rotating as well which would make sense for the spillover mode. If I were to use it I would definitely want to make another pass to...
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    Check Valve Positioning/Placement

    Not to add more confusion but in looking at my attached return side image, I am also pondering even if my check valve was failing, when I am not using the makeup valve for spillover, the IntelliValve should be in it's HOME position which would mean it is closing off the top portion of that pipe...
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    Check Valve Positioning/Placement

    So good question Allen. I actually configured a feature circuit for Spillway mode but I don't quite think I have a full grasp on it as I noticed my spa suction side began to open in conjunction with my spa makeup line IntelliValve. Also not sure if my setup doesn't allow for the Spillover...
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    Check Valve Positioning/Placement

    Jim, Thanks for the input. I can definitely disable the spillover function to prevent any new water getting added back to the spa. However, I was keying in on your second statement with water draining down to just below the jets that are connected to the same check valve. Adding a bit of a...
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    Check Valve Positioning/Placement

    I have a quick question regarding the placement or positioning of a check valve specifically designed to keep my spa from losing water. I've attached a picture of the check valve in question, and while I know I've seen this setup before, and while my check valve is Pentair, I was reading in the...
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    New Pool - Spa (& Pool) Losing Water

    @Jimrahbe Plug was still in place from original install. The plaster guys took out the other 2 but didn't remove the third. I guess they didn't know/think that was being used. @Robtown I think you're right on for that type of drain...I am just glad it was able to be resolved easily as well. A...
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    New Pool - Spa (& Pool) Losing Water

    Well TFP has definitely come through on this one! Much appreciated on the inputs and thoughts as to what could be going on. I ended up actually calling the plumber ahead of him heading over to ask/confirm that he did use the 3rd port on the drain. He confirmed, and @Robtown ended up hitting the...
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    New Pool - Spa (& Pool) Losing Water

    @Robtown you know what that is a very good point indeed...my plumber is suppose to be coming out this afternoon to take a look, but now that you mention it, I wonder if there is still a plug on that 3rd port. We have the drain with the finish over top so I would need to remove the screws and the...
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    New Pool - Spa (& Pool) Losing Water

    Jim, Thats the one yes sir. That was also my thought as well...by putting it in sideways the gate was up against the side of the pipe and therefore the top and bottom would be wide open for flow. I am wondering myself if that line is potentially clogged as well. When I pulled the check valve I...
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    New Pool - Spa (& Pool) Losing Water

    Thanks Jim! Just got back in from pulling the check valve and performing the exercise you mentioned above. Did not know exactly how to remove the guts so I actually just rotated it so the gate is completely out of the way. You can see it on the short video clip I posted. That said, with the...
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    New Pool - Spa (& Pool) Losing Water

    Well I went ahead and fully opened the Makeup Valve for the Spa while in Pool Mode. I went over to the spa and did not notice or feel anything coming out and let it run for about 1-1.5hr and noticed no change in water level (nor any spillover). Went back to the equipment pad and noticed...
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    New Pool - Spa (& Pool) Losing Water

    Jim, Appreciate the breakdown and I can with 100% certainty say we are on the same page based on your description above. And based on what you explained above with regards to the make-up valve and its positions, that is absolutely what I was expecting. If it is 100% off, everything goes to the...
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    New Pool - Spa (& Pool) Losing Water

    *Correction on spa water level: It is about 1-1.5” from spilling over. Not 2-3.