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    Question about Hardwiring Pentair OP-NI-1VD Pump - Confused about Spade Connectors

    I am trying to help my neighbor with his pump. It's a Pentair OP-NI-1VD (Part No. 347987). It's currently wired with a black cord that runs to a piece of NMLTC and is spliced with electrical tape. Definitely not good. On my pool, the NMLTC runs from the timer directly into the motor housing...
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    Question about Multiport Fitting and How to Plug Return Line

    I noticed the rust as well but didn’t know the significance of it. I noticed that his pool seems to lose more water than mine does, and I’m not sure if this is the cause. Does this mean that water is seeping behind the liner somehow?
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    Question about Multiport Fitting and How to Plug Return Line

    I am planning to help my neighbor convert his pool to rigid PVC. I don’t have much experience with above ground pools and have a few questions. There is a different fitting on the inlet to the multiport valve than the return and waste lines, and I want to make sure that it’s actually removable...
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    Unions for Hayward E-100 Filter and Pentair OPT-NI-1VD Pump

    I am trying to help my neighbor re-pipe his above ground pool. It currently has flexible tubing, and the plan is to switch it to PVC. I am trying to find the correct union fittings for his pump and filter but have not been successful in locating them. The filter is a Hayward E-100 (sand), and...
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    Help with Balancing Pool After Pump Failure - New Pump Finally Installed

    I meant May 29th! I am out of this morning :).
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    Help with Balancing Pool After Pump Failure - New Pump Finally Installed

    My pump died on May 29th, and I replaced it with a Pentair IntelliFlo variable speed unit. Due to some issues, I couldn't get it up and running until yesterday. I expected my pool to look like a swamp, but surprisingly, it is still crystal clear. I'm very new to variable speed pumps, and I'm not...
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    Question about Pump and Timer Wiring for New Variable Speed Pump

    Sorry about that. It’s a Raypak P-R406A. I’ll add it now to my signature.
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    Question about Pump and Timer Wiring for New Variable Speed Pump

    I checked the manual, and I’m not sure if it’s required or optional. We run the heater periodically and usually turn it off before the pump goes off. There are cases where we forget, and it turns off on its own (water pressure switch I assume). It will then resume the next day, unless we...
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    Question about Pump and Timer Wiring for New Variable Speed Pump

    Thanks! What is the correct way for 2 wires to be on the line side of the timer? I know with breakers, you are not supposed to “double lug” them. I wasn’t sure if I pigtail first and then just run one wire to the line terminal. I have a feeling that the heater cool down wiring is from our...
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    Question about Pump and Timer Wiring for New Variable Speed Pump

    I am in the process of upgrading my pump to a Pentair IntelliFlo variable speed, and I want to make sure I wire this correctly. I currently have a 15A breaker with 14AWG wiring. My plan is to replace it with 12AWG stranded THHN/THWN and a 20A breaker (it appears to require a 20A breaker per the...
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    Replacing Pump - Major Mistake - Forgot to Install Slip Connector

    I think that’s exactly what I’m going to do. Wish they sold them locally.
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    Replacing Pump - Major Mistake - Forgot to Install Slip Connector

    Yep, that’s exactly what I did. My issue is I don’t have enough room for an additional coupling. I believe I would need 3”.
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    Replacing Pump - Major Mistake - Forgot to Install Slip Connector

    I am replacing my pump, and I thought it would be a good idea to use unions. I just made a major mistake, and I don’t know how to correct it. I forgot to install the slip connector (not sure if that’s the correct word for it) before gluing. I don’t know how to fix this, as I don’t have enough...
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    Raising Pump Height 3/4” to Reach Existing Plumbing

    I am installing a new variable speed pump, and the inlet is 3/4” higher than the old one. I have a cement pad that supports both the filter and pump. Is there an easy way to raise this to the correct height? I was looking at landscaping blocks, but they didn’t have any in such a small height. I...
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    Question about Pipe Going Into Pump Inlet - Is this CPVC?

    I had made an earlier post about replacing my old single speed pump. I ended up being able to answer most of my questions by researching other posts on this site. One thing that I'm unclear about is the gray pipe that goes into the inlet of my existing pump. I'm assuming that this is CPVC (or...
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    Help with Installing Pentair IntelliFlo VS 011028

    Thank you! I was actually looking at these, mainly because they are prime eligible. Just hoping my pump arrives Friday as planned.