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  1. thephatp

    My Automated Liquid Chlorinator Build

    Honestly, I have no idea. I think it was the original electrician that installed the ET8, but they sure did it the way I'd want it done! I'm a bit OCD, so I certainly appreciated it, and especially when I was adding to it. :) Thanks! That's a great question. I almost put that in my write-up...
  2. thephatp

    My Automated Liquid Chlorinator Build

    @Texas Splash - Pics attached! :)
  3. thephatp

    My Automated Liquid Chlorinator Build

    Yeah, pics coming soon--I realized they saved as .HEIC files instead of PNG or JPG, and someone is on a zoom call now, :P
  4. thephatp

    My Automated Liquid Chlorinator Build

    Umm, what's with the novel??? I wanted to write out my story on putting together a very functional (thanks to all the folks here) automated liquid chlorinator for three reasons: (1) I'm proud of it, and I want to thank the folks who helped me; (2) to share the problems I experienced to help...
  5. thephatp

    Automated Liquid Chlorination system

    All righty then, thanks guys!
  6. thephatp

    Automated Liquid Chlorination system

    @jonpcar, @GDN, @RonsPlc (and anyone else using a tank outside), does the tank require a breather hole of some kind? If all of the barrel plugs are sealed, but the pump is trying to suck water out, does it need to replace that space with air, or risk burning up the pump? I have two plugs in my...
  7. thephatp

    EasyTouch 8 (ET8, or even ET4) Wiring Help

    Yeah it was a lot of work, but that just makes the accomplishment so much sweeter. And it'll be well worth it! Truly appreciate all the help from everyone here--would never have happened with your support!!! I still have some tidying to do like finishing the edging, adding rocks, ensuring it...
  8. thephatp

    EasyTouch 8 (ET8, or even ET4) Wiring Help

    Super excited! I'm up and running!!! I've still got some clean up to do, but I'll post pics in a bit. :)
  9. thephatp

    EasyTouch 8 (ET8, or even ET4) Wiring Help

    Thanks to all of you!! I'm almost done. Just got the Stenner on the wall and drilled a hole in the rubber stopper for the barrel. :) Next will tap into the plumbing and I'll be about ready to fill with chlorine and test! One more question: What is this used for? Is it needed? I don't see...
  10. thephatp

    EasyTouch 8 (ET8, or even ET4) Wiring Help

    So far it seems to be working fine. I'm going to toggle it on and off throughout the day, and also plug some different things into the outlet to see if that trips anything. Will keep you posted!
  11. thephatp

    EasyTouch 8 (ET8, or even ET4) Wiring Help

    Gotcha. I read somewhere else someone recommending the SPST or DPST method as well, but I'd rather try moving the neutral wire if it's safe, because it's easier and doesn't require more parts. ? I'll give it a go on the morning. Thanks!
  12. thephatp

    EasyTouch 8 (ET8, or even ET4) Wiring Help

    What is that neutral line used for on a 240V CB? I read online it's to complete a 120V circuit, but I don't know exactly the impact. Would that interfere with the pump needing a 240V circuit? I don't quite understand how circuit breakers work, TBH, so, sorry if that's a dumb question. I also...
  13. thephatp

    EasyTouch 8 (ET8, or even ET4) Wiring Help

    Will do. Thanks to both of you! It's dark now, so I'll try it in the morning and will let you know the results.
  14. thephatp

    EasyTouch 8 (ET8, or even ET4) Wiring Help

    That went way over my head, lol. I'm not familiar with SPST relays, though I watched a video on it to try to understand. Didn't quite get it, other than allowing a "switch" to turn power on/off. Would this use the two Load wires from the Filter Pump relay to provide power to the relay (turning...
  15. thephatp

    EasyTouch 8 (ET8, or even ET4) Wiring Help

    No unfortunately not. I bought the 110v version, because I didn't have a need to do 220v. :( I'm sure returning the pump, especially since I've opened it would be costly. I'm hoping there's another way to solve the problem. Otherwise? I might just have to put a 110 breaker in and forget...
  16. thephatp

    EasyTouch 8 (ET8, or even ET4) Wiring Help

    Ugh. Not sure how to remedy that, but you're right--I only have 1 of the load lines form the breaker going to the outlet.
  17. thephatp

    EasyTouch 8 (ET8, or even ET4) Wiring Help

    Makes sense. I'll try that next. ------------------------- I got it all hooked up like drawn up. Unfortunately, every time I turn on the AUX 5 relay, the 220 breaker trips. :( Thankfully, the pump works just fine when only the pump is on, so I can at least keep my pool running. Any thoughts...
  18. thephatp

    EasyTouch 8 (ET8, or even ET4) Wiring Help

    That's an excellent point. Shouldn't matter to have it on the same breaker as the main pool VSP, should it? And thanks so much for the help!
  19. thephatp

    EasyTouch 8 (ET8, or even ET4) Wiring Help

    OK, I think I get it now. The first 220 break powers (1) Water feature pump (not VS); (2) Heater; (3) Spa Air Blower. That's why there are so many "Line" wires--all feeding off the same breaker. The second 220 break is the main pool pump, which is VS. It's wired directly. So, if I understand...
  20. thephatp

    EasyTouch 8 (ET8, or even ET4) Wiring Help

    I need help understanding how the EasyTouch8 is configured/meant to work. I figured this made sense to be in a new thread, so notifying @GDN or @bdavis466, since this is in relation to a post/diagram from them. Goal: To provide load to an available AUX relay ONLY when the mail pump is on...
  21. thephatp

    Automated Liquid Chlorination system

    I've got a ton of stone all around my pool, and I don't want to have to seal it every 6 months. I also don't want the look of it being sealed all the time. I like seeing a dark contrast when it's wet, and light when it's dry. I have a friend a couple miles away that put int a pool after me, and...
  22. thephatp

    Automated Liquid Chlorination system

    This is PERFECT! Thank you so much! I figured (was hoping) it would be simple, but this makes it very clear. The specs sheet on the Stenner pumps doesn't say how much amperage it draws. I'm assuming very little, but have you had any problems having the Stenner on the same breaker as your pump...
  23. thephatp

    Stenner is money well spent

    @GDN & @P3Jason - I am hesitant to do anything with the plumbing. I don't want to mess something up and then have to pay someone for an emergency call to come fix it. I'm wondering if I can repurpose the line going into the pipe from the Rainbow chlorinator... Gotcha. I am hoping to tie into...
  24. thephatp

    Automated Liquid Chlorination system

    Nice write-up! (I didn't reply in that thread, because it hasn't had any activity for a while.) Do you have any more details on how you integrated with you ET8? I have one open slot left, and I'd really like to do that as well, but I'm very hesitant to try anything without some really good...
  25. thephatp

    Automated Liquid Chlorination system

    @jonpcar & @RonsPlc, thanks for sharing! You guys are super impressive! I've got so far to go. :P I'd like to think of myself as handy, but I'm not, so I have to do a lot of planning. And this just shows that I have a LOT MORE to do, lol. Here's a pic of my equipment setup. I'll have to bury a...
  26. thephatp

    Stenner is money well spent

    Awesome! Mind sharing the parts you bought and a pic? Is your tank covered or in shade? Do you have it connected to any automation controls like an EasyTouch? How/where did you to into the plumbing? That's the scariest part for me--I'm not a plumber, and I don't want to just start cutting...
  27. thephatp

    Automated Liquid Chlorination system

    Happen to have a pic of this? How much did you leave sticking out of the ground? Did you surround it with anything (other than dirt, obviously)? I'm hoping to start a liquid chlorinator build, but need to figure this part out. I'm in Austin, TX, so summer is > 100 degrees, and it'll have full...
  28. thephatp

    How to Add an Automated Valve with EasyTouch?

    Yep, as you and @mknauss said, I think I'm going to go this route. Thanks for the input!
  29. thephatp

    How to Add an Automated Valve with EasyTouch?

    I thought about this. Honestly, I can't remember why I chose not to do so. This would definitely be the simplest solution. Since I'm not using the rainbow chlorinator, this seems like a reasonable solution. It's also much cheaper. ;)
  30. thephatp

    How to Add an Automated Valve with EasyTouch?

    You are correct. Previously, I was using the Spillway setting to get chlorinated water into my Spa, but I no longer use the chlorinator. I'm manually adding liquid bleach each day to the pool. Completely separate topic, but I want to figure out if there is a way I can add a "liquid bleach...