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    Moved Equipment but Still a Suction Side Air Leak?

    Ahh, the cam is what I was referring to as the lid, but thanks for the clarification. I'll clean the heck out of that today, then re-lube it up. Any suggestions on how to remove that o ring. Probably sounds like a silly question but man that thing was not easy to get out of there. Before the...
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    Moved Equipment but Still a Suction Side Air Leak?

    Lol @Jimrahbe , I knew you'd see that check valve. The contractor wanted to install it anyways and said that it will help me keep prime... I figured I could just take the guts out later if I wanted. As you suggested in the other thread. I've had the filter running all night on speed 4, which...
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    Moved Equipment but Still a Suction Side Air Leak?

    Hi All, So I'm at my wits end here with my potential suction side leak and I'm hoping someone can help... First let me start by saying that my pump basket has never filled up completely to the top. I also knew there was a leak, or more than one leak, somewhere in my pool as it was losing a...
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    Where should I install a check valve?

    Hi @Jimrahbe , No tablet feeder. I will get a SWCG eventually, but nothing like that now. I imagine that I do have a suction side leak from what I've read on the forum here as my pump basket doesn't fill up all the way. It's close when I run on high speed but not all the way to the top. I...
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    Where should I install a check valve?

    Oh wait, just re-read what you said... it wasn't located before the pump before, it was inbetween the heater and the return. Do you think I'm better off just not using the check valve @Jimrahbe ?
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    Where should I install a check valve?

    I can always count on your sound advice @Jimrahbe . Before the pump it will go... maybe it will even help keep prime. Thanks again.
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    Where should I install a check valve?

    Haha, @Jimrahbe that makes sense. I'm unfamiliar, becoming more familiar, with pool plumbing... but since there was a check valve there before I thought I needed one now when I move the equipment. It's about at the same level where it's going to where it was before... I wouldn't say it's up...
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    Where should I install a check valve?

    Hi TFPer's, I'm moving my equipment pad and have purchased a new check valve... just not sure where to install it. I've read some posts here and I'm kind of thinking that I don't even need a check valve (maybe I'm wrong, I just don't know any better). I was thinking to install in right before...
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    How Far is Too Far? And Plumbing Advice

    Thanks @Pool_Medic and @ajw22 . I will bring the lines up the side of the new slab, not up through it. I guess the suction side will come in on the far side and the return lines will go in on the near side. Trying to figure out the best place to incorporate the valve for the vacuum line also.
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    How Far is Too Far? And Plumbing Advice

    Hi All, So I'm moving my pool equipment about 40-45 feet from where it is right now (pic attached)... wondering if that's too far of a run for my equipment to work properly? Also, since I'm moving everything, I can have my contractor configure my equipment on the new pad however I like. Is...
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    Is this quote to move pool equipment reasonable?

    I'm moving my pool equipment next week, includes gas/electrical and a new pad as well as demo and removal of old pad, and they quoted me $800. I know that's a great price... but 14k seems absurd to me. Got my entire pool remodeled... main drains added, tile, coping, leak fixed, some concrete...
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    Pump basket not filling

    Maybe I'll try and adjust the filter cover later on. Finally got all the fiberglass out of my arms from cleaning it the other day, but oh well. The Ortega valve is still leaking slightly... and the backwash leaks slightly after I backwash it. I think the whole filter is just old and maybe is...
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    Pump basket not filling

    Thanks all. Definitely moving the equipment in a couple of weeks, replacing all valves, and will try and pressure test as many lines as possible then. I didn't know that there is such a thing as a no lube style O ring... but will see if they make one for my existing filter. Don't feel like...
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    Pump basket not filling

    Hmmm, since I'm replacing those valves anyways, what do you think about me just spraying the heck out of them with some flex seal? Just not the top handle, so I can still turn them if I need to.
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    Pump basket not filling

    Hi @Jimrahbe , Thanks for your detailed response. Btw, I still do the straw thing all the time ;) And yes, I'm finally starting to understand how the plumbing works on the pool... it was very confusing to me initially for some reason. That being said, and to answer your questions... I've...