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    Calcium buildup on tiles

    I know this is a bit of an older threat but curious if BB_Sacramento ever got any of the products to work properly or decided to get it redone? I have a similar issue on the wall that my waterfall goes over from the hot tub to the pool. I had the calcium blasted off in the past but it just...
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    Cost to replace old mastic?

    CHogan- I am in the same boat as you and also located in Houston, TX. I am curious if you had the work done and who you used at that price. I have spoken with MasticMasters here in Houston and it is $550 to $600 for a minimum of 155 linear feet- so that is $3.87 per linear foot. You can also...
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    How do I cut off my Auto Fill? Doesn't cut off water at the backfill...

    Marty, Thank you for the reply. That worked. I was scared to do it without confirmation out of fear that it would hurt something else. I appreciate your reply!!
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    When to replace the Mastic?

    Hello, I am wondering when it becomes time to replace the mastic / Deck-o-Seal that serves as the expansion joint between my decking and coping. Here are a few photos... is it time to replace it?? Pools is 8 years old... all thoughts appreciated.
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    How do I cut off my Auto Fill? Doesn't cut off water at the backfill...

    Hello, I attempted to turn off the AutoFill today to trouble shoot another issue. Wasn't sure how to do that but watched a video or two and it all seemed to be at the backfill so I cut those off by turning the valves perpendicular (the photo below only has one perpendicular but I tried with...
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    Continuously Wet Spot where Deck meets House Wall

    Many thanks to everyone for replying. I should have noted that there is nothing above the wet spot that is leaking- it is the gutter but no leaks and there is not an AC Drip Line. On the other side of that wall is the garage and there is no plumbing there that I know of. You can see a hose in...
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    Continuously Wet Spot where Deck meets House Wall

    I have a "spot" where the decking meets the wall of my house that is always wet despite us having no rain for quite awhile and us not using the hose in that area for a long time. It is circled in the attached photos in ORANGE. The first photo also has a number of items near it circled in...
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    By-passing High Limit Switch on Pentair MasterTemp 400 Heater

    JamesW wins the prize... I looked into the thermal regulator hole but this time the head of my thermal regulator fell off of the spring and dropped down by the outlet pipe. Thus, I opened that to retrieve it and, surprise, surprise, I found not only the thermal regulator but the broken clip...
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    By-passing High Limit Switch on Pentair MasterTemp 400 Heater

    Am I wrong in thinking that if what you described was occurring that the hot water that mixes with the bypassed water would be warm but not the normal 105 or so that comes into the spa when it operates normally?? The reason that I ask is that the water is the normal "hot" water if the heater is...
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    I will have to check tomorrow when there is daylight. I will take a picture as well and post.
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    By-passing High Limit Switch on Pentair MasterTemp 400 Heater

    But the flow of water into the spa is very strong like it always has been and the pressure is not running abnormally high. Restricted water flow would seem to me like it would affect both of those... no??
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    By-passing High Limit Switch on Pentair MasterTemp 400 Heater

    The heater is 7 years old now but i have never had a scale problem in the salt cell that sits right outside of the heater... Also, would it still run properly with good flow and heat when the HLS is bypassed if it was scale or corrosion?? Could it be the thermal bypass valve??
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    By-passing High Limit Switch on Pentair MasterTemp 400 Heater

    And I just ran it with the new thermal regulator and new HLS both installed... same cycling... Thoughts??
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    By-passing High Limit Switch on Pentair MasterTemp 400 Heater

    So I ran the heater without the thermal regulator and it still had the same issue of cycling again and again. So, I replaced the HLS and it is still doing the same thing. It just keeps cycling... it runs for about 5 to 10 minutes at first and then just cycles and cycles. It will ultimately...
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    That makes sense. Thank you!!
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    By-passing High Limit Switch on Pentair MasterTemp 400 Heater

    I can do that - though I sadly just put it all back together- but curious as to what this will prove or disprove?? Thanks
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    By-passing High Limit Switch on Pentair MasterTemp 400 Heater

    I went ahead and pulled the thermal regulator and tested it. The video method didn't work as my water does not get hot enough. So I boiled some on the stove and the thermal regulator functioned properly. Thus, at this point, it must be the HLS which I will order. Am I missing anything?? Thanks