I didn't think about a lockout, but I had started mine before it got below 32. The automation wouldn't turn it on, either...I had to over ride it at the heater control panel.When you mentioned firing up your heater, we made the decision to give it a go. It’s an old unit and we were weighing risks. Unfortunately, we waited too long. The water temp was 32 and the heater went into Low Temp Lockout. I have no clue if that can be overridden and we didn’t think we had time to figure it out. That’s when we noticed the one pump struggling and threw in the towel. I’ve been second-guessing my decision but now we’re hearing rumors of rolling blackouts so maybe not. There is a silver lining...I’ve been sleeping in 1-2 hour intervals so I could run out and check that everything is running and that we’re not burning down the side of the house with our heat sources in the tent outside (we’ve heated and covered all week) and I didn’t have to do any of that last night. Hoping you’ll have better luck than me!
Most of the manuals will tell you to do so. Mine wants it off at two places, but I will only turn off the main shutoff. I am not interested in busting off the second valve that has been cold soaked for days.Quick question: do I need to turn the gas supply to heater off? And why?
I need to learn how to over ride that heater one of these days. It really has been a pain but perspective is good. I keep seeing news reports of people stranded in this cold and it’s heartbreaking. A pool can be repaired. It’s still really slippery out there. My husband took a hard fall on the patio a few nights ago. Wishing we’d closed before that happened.I didn't think about a lockout, but I had started mine before it got below 32. The automation wouldn't turn it on, either...I had to over ride it at the heater control panel.
And yes, the rolling blackouts could put in kink in my plan. The sun has finally helped warm my pad shelter to above freezing, but the heater is still exposed and I am pretty certain that any water in the exchanger could freeze very quickly considering it's still only 5 degrees outside. This whole ordeal has been a pain...but if this is my biggest problem, then I really can't complain.
...looking back I don’t know how we could have gotten hundreds of members to learn how to do closings and pipe blowouts on the fly with a few days warning. For every person posting there are many more simply reading/lurking. People would have done things incomplete or wrong and created totally new problems. I don’t know how we could have known, or what we could have done better, but my heart is with all y’all.
Draining pumps and filters. Opening plugs. Don't forget the lines though.... I wouldn't want to see the need for busting up concrete to find burst pipes. Up here that is my every year worry.
Typically the pump will have a plug in the basket area. Otherwise, I hope you took the pump basket lid off and most water will drain.1. I have a century pump, but can’t find the drain plug, any ideas?
2. There are only two plugs for each pentair pump, correct? It’s the intelliflo model that most have
3. Anything else I can do at this point?