Dual speed vs. variable speed motor?

JamesW

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Mar 2, 2011
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You could probably take the pump apart and unscrew the housing from the threaded fitting.

Alternatively, you can cut the housing by cutting down and around the threaded fitting (like a U shape) and then unscrew the part from the threaded nipple.
 

caliking

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May 11, 2012
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Houston, TX
You could probably take the pump apart and unscrew the housing from the threaded fitting.

Alternatively, you can cut the housing by cutting down and around the threaded fitting (like a U shape) and then unscrew the part from the threaded nipple.

Hmmmmm... I'm tempted to look into the Superflo VS. Almost a drop-in replacement for the Challenger currently in place. The inlet is 2"+ lower than the Challenger's. Guess I could raise the pump up on a 2' square paver.

The pot strainer on the Challenger is the only original part of it left (and the seal plate), so likely that would be the next part to fail. Makes dealing with the inlet side plumbing worth considering at least.
 
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Darin

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I doubt that it will fail. Mine is over 20 years old. Left outside in full sun for the entire year. Looks can be deceiving.
 

caliking

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Pulled the trigger on the V-Green 165, new impeller, new diffuser, and seal kit today. Luckily, its cooling down here now, so won't be such a swamp when the parts arrive.

Thanks for the tips and suggestions.
 
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caliking

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May 11, 2012
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Installed the new VS motor yesterday, and am already enjoying how much quieter it is. Even when running at top speed.
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Thanks again for all the advice. Now I need to figure out the optimal settings, so back to searching the forum :)

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!
 
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JamesW

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Note that water can get into the electrical compartment through the screw that holds the compartment cover on. Be sure to address that.

Note that the electrical compartment is susceptible to water intrusion.

I'm not sure how the water gets in, but I suspect that it gets in at the top screw that holds the compartment cover on.

Maybe put a piece of waterproof tape over the screw to prevent water from getting to the screw.

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caliking

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May 11, 2012
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Note that water can get into the electrical compartment through the screw that holds the compartment cover on. Be sure to address that.

Note that the electrical compartment is susceptible to water intrusion.

I'm not sure how the water gets in, but I suspect that it gets in at the top screw that holds the compartment cover on.

Maybe put a piece of waterproof tape over the screw to prevent water from getting to the screw.

Thanks for the heads-up. I put an o-ring on that screw, and will also place tape over it.
 
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