Pump motor failing, need advice.

undrwater

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WiFi:
Yeah, it's pricy. I was thinking more along the lines of Raspberry Pi or Arduino for a DIY solution.

I NEED to mount the controller somewhere else as you can see:
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To get that in there, I had to remove the controller completely. I chatted with Inyo prior to doing that, and they informed me it was OK to do:


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I got an email from Inyo a couple of hours later that I should NOT remove the controller. However the deed was already done.

Now I need to find out where to get some wire like they use in the controller, so I can mount it somewhere reachable.

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I felt like a contortionist yesterday.
 

undrwater

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So I mounted the controller remotely. It seems sprinkler wire is appropriate for the job. It ended up being 18agw, rather than the original 20agw(probably) that the original is.

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I'm not sure how "waterproof" that housing is, though it must be since it was originally just mounted on top of the motor. I'll probably mount it inside a waterproof housing anyway to protect it from the sun and increase water incursion protection.

Thanks to everyone who helped out!
 
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undrwater

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Hello again! I recently replaced a single speed pump with a VS one and posted it here. Mostly done now.

HOWEVER! Since the area is now dry and free of a leaky pump, a new leak at the pvc outlet from the pump, just before the 90 bend.

Here's a pic:

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I intend to patch this for now, but want to prepare for eventually replacing it. I feel like there's not a lot of room there to work with. Any thoughts?