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    Introducing My New Thermometer Gadget

    Yev, You only affect 2.4 guest devices, so good for you! You had it planned right by segregating the guest network like you did. Not everyone does that! Many of us have 2.4 devices (even new ones sometimes only support N - I'm looking at you Ecobee!), not that that is a big data user, but in my...
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    Introducing My New Thermometer Gadget

    Alscrx, anything using a gigabit ethernet cable (ie: network cable, Cat 5 or 6) is the best. It can be a high cost to install, but to many it's worth the cost). TFP promotes DIY, you can save tremendously by running the cable yourself! Options in order of highest reliability and speed to lowest...
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    Introducing My New Thermometer Gadget

    That is such a cool gizmo! I use the Accurite floater and module, seems I'm replacing it every couple years, this is probably the next step for me. Also Yev, while I can't argue that it allows the tags to connect and function, a WiFi repeater is one of the worst things you can get to make your...
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    What did I do wrong smoking ribs?

    If you find something works, it's hard to change, but next time I'll try 300 and the bend test!
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    What did I do wrong smoking ribs?

    If the meat doesn't shrink away from the end of the bones then I suspect it hasn't been cooked long enough. BBQ is low and slow, so 225 is perfect, just sounds like not enough cook time. The recipe I follow says 225 for 3 hours, then 250-275 for the last 1-2 hours, checking every half hour for...
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    Help identify this around pvc pipe please

    On my threaded pump fittings PB used silicone caulk. Mine was rubbery when I jammed my fingernail into it, is yours rubbery?
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    Where do you buy your parts for rebuilding pumps and motors?

    Re: Where do you buy your parts for rebuilding pumps and mot Darn, best layed plans.... I do my best to measure the groove they fit in, that gets me close enough. Some pool stores have a countertop chart where they place your old o-ring over a picture and read the size that way.
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    Pump Filling with Air

    Sounds like you have some kind of suction leak. If all this occurred from operating a Jandy valve, you may need to replace the Jandy valve o-rings on the shaft (you have to take it apart) sometimes just a good lubing of o-ring works. While your at it when the filter basket is full of water turn...
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    Where do you buy your parts for rebuilding pumps and motors?

    Re: Where do you buy your parts for rebuilding pumps and mot Thanks for the bearing info rock! The O-83 doesn't seem to exist in the o-ring tables. In the past for hard to find o-rings I have ordered replacement o-ring by pump part number and measure what I got, unfortunately you may have to...
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    Where do you buy your parts for rebuilding pumps and motors?

    Re: Where do you buy your parts for rebuilding pumps and mot What would be interesting to me is what grade are the original bearings? Seems like the OEM grade is good enough, mine have lasted 8 years, so replacing with something higher is not necessary. The Wikipedia for ABEC scale, gets you...
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    Where do you buy your parts for rebuilding pumps and motors?

    Re: Where do you buy your parts for rebuilding pumps and mot Bocabearings has lots of bearing info Bought other bearings from them but not for my pump motor.....my stock bearings have lasted 8 years so far, just have to be vigilant for seal leaks. Have yet to read up on all the info in the...
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    Pump impeller screw needed?

    Got it all back together, no leaks, no unscrewed impeller - powered on and off 4 or 5 times to test. Next time I'm thinking if I have the screw I'll use it, if not I won't worry about it.
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    Pump impeller screw needed?

    Wow, surprisingly the pool store got it right! I'll put it back together without the screw, don't think I'll Loc-tite, it' hard enough to unscrew by hand as it is. Thanks Durk!
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    Pump impeller screw needed?

    I took my Whipserflo wfe-4 filter pump apart to change a leaky seal, earlier this year it had run while half full due to leakage issues which have been fixed. To my surprise I found the impeller screw head was missing! Looked it had boiled away, all that was left was a point where the head had...
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    Pump/Plumbing/Solar Questions

    jblauert, When I installed my solar I got a lot of info fromhttp://h2otsun.com/. I didn't see in your plan was bypass and isolation valves like this. The isolation valves allow you to close off the panels and the bypass allows you to adjust the pressure to the panels if for some reason you need...
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    Autopilot help

    +1 on the suggestion of getting a good test kit. I would attend Pool School and there are 2 articles on SWCG: Pool Equipment discusses "setting the Percentage", the next discusses water balance. I got my Autopilot Poolpilot several years ago, so going from memory here a bit, my Autopilot...
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    Charcoal briquets or lump charcoal?

    I've only used charcoal in my WSM (Bullet), one day I will have to try Lump. I don't soak the smoke wood, water doesn't penetrate far enough to make a difference.
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    getting cold in the valley...any worry?

    Here it is Jan and I thought all my pool equipment survived the winter freeze!...Not. I noticed the other day that my auto-fill vacuum breaker (Wilkins 420 Pressure Vacuum Breaker 3/4") was spitting a small stream of water. I searched for a freeze repair kit (RK12-420FK) online and they are...
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    retrofit - adding SWG to pool/spa/solar

    Great thanks Jason.
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    retrofit - adding SWG to pool/spa/solar

    Friend of mine has a 25-30 year old pool, he wants to add an SWG, re-plumb the solar side to replace out the old solar and check valves (which don't seem to be checking!), along with adding solar shut-offs and a bypass valve to control the water pressure to the solar panels (it sometimes blows...
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    Pump Leak

    Good glad u got it fixed. The housing gasket takes a bit, I started at the top, got the seal in the groove around the bolt holes first. The rest was somewhat easier. As long as you didn't notice anything wrong with the shaft seal then sounds like ur good to go. For future - you have to undo...
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    Pump Leak

    I have the a Whipserflo also. Mine is 3 years old and I just replaced the seal a few weeks ago for the second time. I don't know what the normal life expectancy of a seal is but this is my filter pump, used 3 hours a day in the winter and 10 - 12 hours a day in the summer. I'm in Northern CA and...
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    UV degradation of PVC piping

    In my county the PVC has to be painted because the code requires it. My friend's pre-code non-painted pool plumbing PVC has yellowed substantially, but after 15 - 20 years it still is holding up just fine. I used Krylon's Fusion, which Krylon says is specific for plastic. I used gloss black...