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    Auto Pilot manifold question

    I'm looking into a SWG and like the Auto Pilot with the manifold. Can someone tell me how long (wide) the bottom dimension is? I will be replacing my auto chlorinator with the new one and am hoping that when I cut the old one out, that the new one will fit in the same spot. If not, I have to replumb everything as there is not much room between the check valve after the heater and the bypass to feed the water fall.

    I can't find a picture with any dimensions.

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    Dave
    15,500 gal, inground gunite pool with 7 ft spa, 2 speed pump 2hp/.33hp, 3/4 hp booster pump, Intermatic P1353 timer, AutoPilot SC-48, Sand filter with ZeoBest, Heater, that I never use . . .

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    External dimentions are about 13" wide by 21" tall. For 2" pipe you cut out 10 3/4", which allows for the pipe that goes into the glue joint on each side. For 1 1/2" pipe you need to have extra room for the pipe reducers.
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    Hmm, that won't fit without replumbing everthing from the heater to the return and adding a big U turn to get more length.

    Does it have to be position vertically? If not, I could cut out the clorinator I have, put on an elbow pointing up, lay the manifold on the side, then use two elbows to do a U turn and come back down to a final elbow into the return. Sheesh, I'm sure I lost everybody there.

    I think I could get that to work.
    15,500 gal, inground gunite pool with 7 ft spa, 2 speed pump 2hp/.33hp, 3/4 hp booster pump, Intermatic P1353 timer, AutoPilot SC-48, Sand filter with ZeoBest, Heater, that I never use . . .

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    That will work, but I recommend that you position the manifold on the return side of the loop (downward side) going back to the pool.
    Sean Assam - Sean@teamhorner.com
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    AutoPilot Salt Chlorine Generators www.autopilot.com

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    Is that to make the cell easier to replace? Unfortionately, that position will cause the manifold to be on top of my valve that diverts the return to the spa vs the pool. I could do this, but curious as to why.

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    15,500 gal, inground gunite pool with 7 ft spa, 2 speed pump 2hp/.33hp, 3/4 hp booster pump, Intermatic P1353 timer, AutoPilot SC-48, Sand filter with ZeoBest, Heater, that I never use . . .

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    The manifold loop also acts as a backflow preventor of hydrogen gases and residual chlorine. If it's mounted sideways you've taken away that benefit of the manifold. I recommend after the loop so that it will then act as the backflow preventor. If you place it before the loop, hydrogen gases and chlorine can potentially flow backwards. There shouldn't be much to worry about, but it's just a safeguard.
    Sean Assam - Sean@teamhorner.com
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    AutoPilot Salt Chlorine Generators www.autopilot.com

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    OK, I'm looking at putting manifold after my back flow valve. The valve is installed in the return after the heater but before the chlorinator to reduce backflow of chlorine into the heater. Does this mean I could remove the existing backflow valve if using the manifold? If so, then I would have room to do a "normal" install.

    thanks,
    15,500 gal, inground gunite pool with 7 ft spa, 2 speed pump 2hp/.33hp, 3/4 hp booster pump, Intermatic P1353 timer, AutoPilot SC-48, Sand filter with ZeoBest, Heater, that I never use . . .

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    Perfect. Yes, remove it.
    Sean Assam - Sean@teamhorner.com
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    AquaCal Heat Pumps www.aquacal.com
    AutoPilot Salt Chlorine Generators www.autopilot.com

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