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    The pump's case is grounded therefore grounding the bond wire right?

    This isn't a question of bonding vs. grounding, I understand the concept of equipotential bonding is distinct from grounding. I just want to confirm my understanding that the pump's casing is connected to the electrical system earth via the ground wire on the plug, and therefore the bond wire is...
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    CA/NV/AZ/TX buyers, do your 4 gallon cases of liquid chlorine come all messy?

    Hasa Sanichlor is the specific product, if you're in one of these states and buy liquid chlorine in returnable bottles you're probably familiar with the 4 case. Does yours come all messy and wet with some kind of mixture of LC and rinse water in the bottom of the case? And dried chlorine crust...
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    Hayward Perflex (EC40) small amount of DE in pool

    So this is something I dealt with last year with my new EC40 filter and I'm just wondering whether there's any known problems and solutions. I was getting a small amount of DE blow through in my AGP. I disassembled the grid completely and inspected every finger individually, they all appear to...
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    Plasto Joint Stik - Anyone used this stuff?

    So I'm putting together a DIY rooftop solar system with Fafco Solar Bear panels. The panels come with 2-3/8" Fafco barbs, with 1.5" threaded on the inside. I've already plumbed to use those threaded connections. On Fafco's traditional products there are no threaded connectors, all connections...
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    Doheny's Energy Efficient Above Ground Pool Pump - 1 HP / 5.6 Amps, .75 HP / 5.3 Amps

    I am looking to reduce the electrical consumption of my above ground pool. It is 18ft round, 7700 gals, 40 sq ft DE filter. Electrical supply is 115v only. Currently I have a 1HP 115v Hayward Powerflo Matrix, rated at 12 amps and pulls about that, plus or minus a few amps depending on the load...
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    How low in the plumbing will a VRV allow the solar system to drain?

    I'm building a DIY solar system with this style of VRV at the top of the system: https://www.amazon.com/SolarPoolRepair-Vacuum-Relief-Valve-Heaters/dp/B01HZXGFIA/ I'm wondering how low it will drain down, specifically if I have a diverter valve 1-2 feet above the water line, will it drain when...
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    2 panel solar bank - same side feed/return or opposite

    So I'm adding a DIY solar setup to my AGP this year: 2x 4x20' Fafco Solar Bear in a parallel bank on a 10ft 4/12 rooftop close to the pool, 1.5" plumbing. The only remaining design choice I'm hung up on is whether to locate the panel bank inlet on the same side or opposite side of the bank as...