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  1. CavVet

    Waterfall feature and WF-28/011774 pump/motor downsizing

    Got it figured out! On the supply side(picture above), the left pipe feeds the waterfall, the two pipes on the right (with valves) go to the two tanning areas. I opened the main valve up top and did as you both suggested and (slightly) closed the tanning area valves...doing so made it TONS...
  2. CavVet

    Waterfall feature and WF-28/011774 pump/motor downsizing

    I see. So, in practice, if i were to fully shut that upper valve, i'd be bypassing the two lower right valves and going down that single line. the two valves to the right control the flow to the waterfall and secondly to the tanning pads. i do not recall where that bypass line goes to. perhaps...
  3. CavVet

    Waterfall feature and WF-28/011774 pump/motor downsizing

    Getting to know my pool a bit more, i decided to tackle another small issue. when we are running our waterfall feature, the pump/motor is very loud. Up until recently, we just accepted it. I decided to examine the plumbing a bit more, and found a valve that was more than half way in the closed...
  4. CavVet

    Pump/motor and I’ve about had it...

    I took everything off the motor and still made the noise. My next move is to take it to a local motor shop for them to examine it. Might be something in the windings.
  5. CavVet

    Pump/motor and I’ve about had it...

    Thanks for the input. the motor is only 4 months old...although i know that bearings can go out at any time. my next step is to take it off the pump and run it without the impeller to see if that provides any changes.
  6. CavVet

    Pump/motor and I’ve about had it...

    Long story short: my motor/pump stopped turning. After taking it apart, I found that the seal plate bolts had rotted, allowing the plate to bind the impeller. I installed a new seal plate and re-attached the motor and subsequent wiring. Matter filling basket with water, I turned it on and it...
  7. CavVet

    4 month old B2984 humming

    i took the capacitor to work to get it tested, but took the motor/impeller assembly out of the housing to check it out. the impeller does not move very easy and it seems to be rubbing against the housing. Of course the screw holding the impeller is stiff as a board, so i'm gonna have to get...
  8. CavVet

    4 month old B2984 humming

    I purchased a B2984 two speed in early April and tonight it would just hum then a click sound and hum stopped. I’m thinking capacitor, but is it normal for these to only last 4 months? It is in sun until noon, then shaded. I currently run it from 11-7. Before tonight, it ran normally.
  9. CavVet

    Home-made skimmer Basket Nets...keeps out the big stuff

    Good afternoon everyone! I just wanted to share something my son and i made to keep the leaves/pollen pods/toys...etc out of our baskets in between cleaning. I made these after my motor/pump ran dry for some time, as both of my baskets were full of leaves and pollen pods. feel free to utilize...
  10. CavVet

    Pump ran dry for a WHILE- what to out for??

    As Needsajet noted, at least begin looking for another motor. I had the same thing happen to me, mine was due to pollen pods falling in during a daytime storm while i was at work. The motor/pump sounded terrible when i got home so i went to investigate. I was running it dry as well. In fact...
  11. CavVet

    Century B2984 HELP!!

    Thank you James! ironically, i did look for scratches, but didn't see anything distinct. I appreciate your help!!
  12. CavVet

    Century B2984 HELP!!

    Folks, i am switching from a single speed to a 2 speed motor. Century B2984. While moving the capacitor, to gain access to the shaft for tightening the impeller, the red wire, going from the capacitor to the motor came loose, and i have no idea which prong it goes to. Anyone out there either...
  13. CavVet

    Single stage motor to 2/stage

    Yes sir, the spa jets are ran by the main pool pump. Sorry for the confusion.
  14. CavVet

    Single stage motor to 2/stage

    In my pool design, the main pump (the one in question) flows water from the spa to the pool, then through the filter and swg, then back into the spa. When the spa function is activated, it only flows to/from the spa. I have two other pump/motors that run the other features.
  15. CavVet

    Single stage motor to 2/stage

    I thought that question would turn a few heads...lol I ask, because (right now) i cover my system with tarps/blankets to keep heat in at extremely low air temps (we had a 3* night the other day). The heat from the pool pump helped keep that area a few degrees warmer. Since it produces less heat...
  16. CavVet

    Single stage motor to 2/stage

    I've decided to pull the trigger on a 2stage motor for my system. I researched at Inyo and found the right motor and kit. I've got a few questions/concerns...I apologize for the amount of questions. Current set up: 1. Whisperflow pump WFDS -28, 230v, 2hp, 2sp 2. Century: B855 3. Rest in...
  17. CavVet

    Early Fall Leak?

    In my case, i actually had a double 'whammy'. one of my back check valves had trash in it, which allowed my jacuzzi to backflow water into my pool...which caused the water to go out my overflow. then, because i was 'low' on water, my autofill continued to pump in water. we had some very nice...
  18. CavVet

    Early Fall Leak?

    It is possible that you have a pool (overflow) drain that extends into that section of your yard? In my case, my auto-filler was stuck and continuously filling the pool...creating the same 'wet spot' in my yard.