Hmmm … the pipe into the house is under tension from being yanked into alignment … no longer a 90.
As long as it doesn’t leak, right?
The static is too high.Static pressure to heater gas valve is 22.63"
Running pressure to heater gas valve is 7.52'
Pool is three years old - plumbing installed same time as pool.
From experience I can tell you that the regulator used on your heater is garbage. I replace many of them a year because they fail. Contractors use them as they are cheap and you get what you pay for. Those are best used on items like gas stoves, dryers, etc. Sensus regulators are the only ones to use for the best performance and quality.Static was dropping as I was taking photo ... regular is preset at 8" (or at least that is what the label says) ... didn't wait long enough for it to stabilze, perhaps?
After the risers it goes to plastic - at least that is normal for around here.
Starts quickly and there is clearly more gas going into it as it heated the pool faster - makes a bit more combustion noise, as well.
For the amount that was paid, you would expect a better quality regulator and you would expect that the technician would verify the performance before they left.it was $562.50 ... about an hour's work.
What is a fair price for the right parts and labor for this job?Sensus regulators are the only ones to use for the best performance and quality.
Prices vary based upon availability and location. That regulator used in the picture is about a $40 part in my neck of the woods. The Sensus is double that.For the amount that was paid, you would expect a better quality regulator and you would expect that the technician would verify the performance before they left.
What is a fair price for the right parts and labor for this job?