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  1. awtoner

    LED Replacement Bulb for Pentair SAM Light?

    I ended up replacing the bulbs with similar halogens. The following from 1000bulbs.com were the right combination of meeting specs, 4000 hours life, low cost, and relatively fast shipping. https://www.1000bulbs.com/product/57008/MR16-753604.html I didn’t want to fuss with expensive bulbs, LED...
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    New thread vs. replying to old post

    Can someone please explain why it is better to start a new thread than reply to an existing one? A moderator recently moved my reply to a new thread instead of leaving it in the old thread after I stubbornly ignored the thread status warning when writing my reply. This seems to be a common...
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    Leaking Light

    I ordered the G/flex 650-8 "toughened" epoxy instead of the 655 "thickened" or other variants. I wanted something that would flow better into the damaged strain relief and was available quickly from Amazon. Then I did a cardboard & tape molding, requiring two pours due to leakage. The light...
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    Leaking Light

    Moved from here. I'm the latest victim of a leaking Sam light. I had to replace the bulbs on my ~2005 fixture, and I think the act of moving it around caused a leak at the cord entry. Mine worked fine for a night, but the next day one bulb was burned out, the color wheel wasn't moving, and there...
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    Skimmer identification and questions

    Just to close this one out, I ordered a Weir door, float valve, gasket, and basket from http://www.inyopools.com/pool_parts_waterway_renegade_skimmer.aspx Everything fits great except the door is just a little narrow for my liking. I can remove the door by just pushing it a bit without...
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    Can I find any bulbs or parts for this old pentair light?

    This looks just like the light I pulled yesterday. I posted in another thread with replacement options including bulbs and the parts page at INYO Pools. https://www.troublefreepool.com/threads/led-replacement-bulb-for-pentair-sam-light.142933/
  7. awtoner

    Pentair SAM and SAL Pool Lights

    You should look here for a post I just added on replacement options https://www.troublefreepool.com/threads/led-replacement-bulb-for-pentair-sam-light.142933/ Water inside the housing is OK. On my housing there's absolutely nothing to keep water out. Water inside the light module - behind the...
  8. awtoner

    LED Replacement Bulb for Pentair SAM Light?

    My Spectrum Amerlite stopped working on Friday night, both bulbs are dead, and I wanted to update the community on replacement options. Although I'd like the better colors that an entire LED replacement light would offer, I've got concerns about pulling a new cord and compatibility with my...
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    Skimmer identification and questions

    I went ahead and chipped off the grout. It was like a popcorn kernel stuck between my teeth, I just couldn’t resist. Sure enough, there are two formed-plastic holes (with backs) for the pivot. I guess now I just order the parts and live the high life.
  10. awtoner

    Skimmer identification and questions

    Thanks for the response! So do I just have an old Waterway Renegade skimmer? I'm a little worried about chipping out the cement and causing a leak. I don't understand why the installer would have not installed a weir door and instead plugged up the pivot holes. It is even more strange because...
  11. awtoner

    Skimmer identification and questions

    I've already searched the forums and INYOPools but can't find an exact match. http://www.inyopools.com/pool_part_cat_Skimmer_Parts.aspx http://www.inyopools.com/pool_parts_oem_weirs.aspx I've also tried e-mailing INYOPools and Waterway, but haven't heard back. Thanks in advance for the help. We...
  12. awtoner

    Raypak 407A: Home warranty? Move AC? DIY? Drop-in?

    OK, that makes a lot of sense now. When using the fireman's switch the temp sensor in the pool automation is used, and the automation system just commands the heater on/off not to a specific temperature (the heater is just set for the max temp). So except for some possible difference in...
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    Raypak 407A: Home warranty? Move AC? DIY? Drop-in?

    Thanks for the help. Maybe I'm being overly pessimistic/cautious on this, but the last thing I want is to agree to a non-drop-in replacement and find I missed something. Given the hassle I've had on the warranty I don't really trust their contractor. I called Pentair, and the support agent...
  14. awtoner

    Raypak 407A: Home warranty? Move AC? DIY? Drop-in?

    Thanks everyone for the help and suggestions. The warranty company's contractor is now proposing a Pentair MasterTemp replacement, likely a 460736. I understand it isn't drop-in and will need mods for water, gas, and electric. I just want to confirm that the temp control from my Jandy AquaLink...
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    Raypak 407A: Home warranty? Move AC? DIY? Drop-in?

    There's already a Raypak 407A installed, so assuming Raypak hasn't changed the design I'm reasonably confident I can drop in a new one with the existing hookups. The problem is that it seems Raypak has changed their installer requirements over the past 15 years or else the heater wasn't...
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    Raypak 407A: Home warranty? Move AC? DIY? Drop-in?

    We purchased a house last summer, and the vintage 2005 Raypak 407A heater worked for about 4 months before failing. Two sensor connectors are rusted off. There's water seepage, and the burner is broken. We have a 1-year home warranty from the purchase which includes pool coverage, but the...
  17. awtoner

    Following in my dad's footsteps - I've got a pool now

    I just joined the forum but was already impressed with the information here and what seems to be the answer to my immediate question at Aquarite Intermittent Output I grew up with an in-ground pool in NE Florida, helping my dad with chemicals, brushing, vacuuming, pump repair, etc. I convinced...
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    Aquarite Intermittent Output

    @C0d3Sp4c3, I think you get a gold star answering the question I had. My new T-Cell-940 with old AquaRite FW 1.33 controller is only running for 24 minutes lately when I set it for super chlorinate or 100%. 20% of 120 minutes (the cycle time for the old FW) is 24 minutes. Water temperature is...