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  1. Bama Rambler

    Pool dig started Manteca, CA

    That's aluminum wire, so now you're down to 40 amps capacity. Definitely going to need to pull a new run.
  2. Bama Rambler

    Pool dig started Manteca, CA

    The NEC has rules about amperage for conductor size and voltage drop calculators use voltage, amps, and length of wire to determine wire size. The breaker size is determined by load requirements of the equipment or wire ampacity.
  3. Bama Rambler

    Need Pressure relief air valve for blower in spa at condo complex

    Once you know what pressure you need you can find a relief valve that will work. I'm sure there are others, but I know that Fuji makes blower pressure relief valves that should work. Here's one place that has them. Fuji Vacuum Pressure Relief Valves
  4. Bama Rambler

    Pool dig started Manteca, CA

    If it's #6 copper it's good for 55 amps, so you're really pushing it to run what you've listed above. The heat pump alone will max it out when it starts. In my opinion you're going to need much larger wiring.
  5. Bama Rambler

    Circuit Board Aquarite Goldline SWG

    On an Aquarite the first thing you need to check is the thermistor if you haven't already. That's the number one part that fails on those units. The article that JamesW linked to has a good testing procedure for those units.
  6. Bama Rambler

    Need Pressure relief air valve for blower in spa at condo complex

    You can buy PVC relief valves but they're expensive. You can also buy spring check valves with 2 or 3 psi springs in them that would act as a relief valve. Since it's not a safety device it doesn't have to be certified like safety relief valves have to be. Do you have a pressure gauge on the...
  7. Bama Rambler

    Load shedding a heat pump

    That's a DPDT relay. They're using it to interface the control circuit so you're not supplying power from a secondary source.
  8. Bama Rambler

    Load shedding a heat pump

    Can you tell us what the relay does, or give us a make and model? I would think that it has some delay capability to keep the compressor from restarting too soon.
  9. Bama Rambler

    Lower Water Level in AGP for Winter - exactly why?

    Imagine you have an ABG in one of the places where the water freezes almost solid. In those areas it's a good idea to lower the water level so the column is mostly smooth and can easily swell up as it freezes. The instructions are designed to cover most places without damage so that's why...
  10. Bama Rambler

    Propane tank handle won't close

    As Allen said, use some Channellock pliers or a small pipe wrench to help get it started. Then it should close. The propane tank valve has a backseat and some people turn them pretty hard in the open direction in order to seat them and that makes it kinda hard to get it to start to close.
  11. Bama Rambler

    Sizing a Stenner Peristaltic pump for liquid chlorine.

    Sounds good to me. With the adjustable injection pump you can dial in the amount you need to inject during the run time. You'll need to go with a pump large enough to make sure it can inject the amount needed. For a 22,000 gallon pool you're going to require about 2 quarts of 12% per day. so...
  12. Bama Rambler

    Spa 120V to 240V conversion - not heating...

    Yes the Stenner pump is for chlorine dosing. I started out with an Intermatic timer on it, but now I use an Insteon Outdoor Timer. The pump hangs on the wall just above a 15 gallon blue drum. And the injection fitting is threaded into the return plumbing just past the filter. The pump has been...
  13. Bama Rambler

    Spa 120V to 240V conversion - not heating...

    If the wiring matches and you're sure you have 240 volts to the pack, then I'd try setting switch 7 to standard. If it's not that I'd start checking the heater to make sure it's getting 240 volt power to it.
  14. Bama Rambler

    Did you pay sales tax on your Leisure Pool Products?

    Alabama passed a law that any online sales whether they have a physical presence or not has to charge a sales tax on items shipped to the state. So Georgia may have a similar law and Virginia may not.
  15. Bama Rambler

    Cold Plunge Pool... Geothermal Cooling???

    Allen, why wouldn't you run the pool water through the loop? If you put an exchanger in the circuit you're just going to use water to one side of the exchanger and pool water on the other side. Maybe I'm wrong, but to me the only thing you're doing is adding the losses created by the exchanger...
  16. Bama Rambler

    Spa 120V to 240V conversion - not heating...

    Does the wiring match what's shown in the manual? Looks like switch 7 is in ECON mode. That may affect the heating.
  17. Bama Rambler

    DIY Peristaltic Automation Questions

    Most commercial pools aren't allowed to have much CYA in the water, and a lot of them can't have any, that's why they can use ORP. Even then it's still not highly accurate. CYA above about 30 ppm affects the reading of the ORP. The reading can drift, or be off low or high, or it can poison the...
  18. Bama Rambler

    Replaced Caretaker 5 port infloor assembly - only half pool cleaned.

    Thanks for coming back and letting us know what the problem was and that you got it fixed.
  19. Bama Rambler

    Load Center Breakers

    1. main pump intellifo variable speed pump (3hp) Double Pole GFCI Breaker 2. Spa Pump whisperflo 2hp Double Pole GFCI Breaker 3. Feature pump whisperflo 2hp Double Pole GFCI Breaker 4. Air supply Silencer 2hp Blower Is this 120 volt or 240 volt? GFCI breaker 5. Mastertemp 400 Heater Either...
  20. Bama Rambler

    Replaced Caretaker 5 port infloor assembly - only half pool cleaned.

    Did all the heads pop up before replacing the distributor? It's kinda odd that the pressure is lower on the zones that aren't popping up. :scratch: Do you know if all the heads have the same size nozzle installed?
  21. Bama Rambler

    Cold Plunge Pool... Geothermal Cooling???

    Seems as if you've done a good bit of research and I commend you. Your idea of cooling the pool is sound, but I'd go as deep as possible with the trenches. I might even consider boring wells instead of trenches, to get the delta temp as high as possible, though the cost might be prohibitive...
  22. Bama Rambler

    DIY Peristaltic Automation Questions

    I noticed a few things about the devices you want to use. 1. The pump shown on the website is listed for a max pressure of 80kPA (11.5 PSIG) your pool pump is at some point likely to exceed that pressure, so at very least you'll have to install a check valve at the injection point. And the...
  23. Bama Rambler

    Replaced Caretaker 5 port infloor assembly - only half pool cleaned.

    I agree with Casey that it sounds like something sticking the heads. But let me ask, what does your filter pressure do during each zone run?
  24. Bama Rambler

    Stuck impeller, and sand in pressure gauge

    If a strap wrench won't fit in the housing and you can't take it off, try an oil filter wrench like below. You can get different sizes, so if you can't find one that will fit over the OD of the impeller you can get one that fits over the suction boss. Universal Adjustable Oil Filter Wrench
  25. Bama Rambler

    Pool liner install

    Calm down you're stressing yourself out about this. :) The installer is correct the liner will conform to the shell with the weight of the water. I've never heard of there being summer and winter cuts. The liner mfg's. build the liner to fit the shell with some stretch so there are no wrinkles...
  26. Bama Rambler

    Pool liner install

    Yes pretty much. I just wanted you to be aware that once you make a cut in it you're committed to finishing it at that point.
  27. Bama Rambler

    Larger cya viewing tube, how much reagent?

    You can experiment with it, but I use 14.6 ml of each and it fills the view tube almost to the top. I use 14.6 because it's marked on the sample vial and I have two of the 9198 vials. I fill one to 14.6 with water and one to 14.6 with R0013 and then mix the two in one vial on the speed stir.
  28. Bama Rambler

    Pool liner install

    You can try and install it and if you find out that it's more of a job than you can handle you can put it back in the box and wait. However this is only if you don't make any cuts to the liner for steps, skimmer(s) drains, etc.. Then there's the whole folding the liner back up so it'll go back...
  29. Bama Rambler

    Stenner pump

    Lots of places carry them just search for the size you need and you'll find plenty of places. Amazon and eBay both have them. I usually buy from Locke well but shop around.
  30. Bama Rambler

    I have a question about winterizing my AGP and unhooking inlet and outlet hoses

    X2 What NewDude said. As long as the water is below the fitting, use a hair dryer or heat gun (but don't get it to hot) to soften the plastic a little and they'll slip right off.