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11-17-19, 03:47 PM
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Posted By Pendragon

Sudden Spa Cover Damage

I noticed a few days ago that the top of my spa cover is damaged.

A day or two later I noticed an even bigger strip of damage.

Only, it's not the vinyl, it's actually the foam underneath. I can...
11-11-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 344
Posted By Pendragon

Just thought I'd follow up on this.. Since I...

Just thought I'd follow up on this..

Since I had daily notifications turned on right now for my energy usage and it was clear the meter wasn't running backwards I was curious what the next days...
Replies: 6
Views: 655
Posted By Pendragon

"Actual coverage depends on your router or AP,...

"Actual coverage depends on your router or AP, what is in your wall, nearby appliances etc..
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This, cheaper units aren't going to have the coverage that a higher end/commercial model will.
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Posted By Pendragon

I've had this one for years and it's done...

I've had this one for years and it's done whatever I've need it for except reading amp draw, and I have another clamp meter for that....
11-11-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Pendragon

"but every spa I've owned will turn at least one...

"but every spa I've owned will turn at least one of the pumps on low if the system calls for heat. If it didn't, the heater wouldn't do much good."

Yeah, not sure what my brain was telling my...
11-10-19, 05:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 608
Posted By Pendragon

Most common cause is the heating element has gone...

Most common cause is the heating element has gone bad.
Your portable likely doesn't run the heat when the pumps are on due to the load exceeding an outlet rating.
11-09-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 344
Posted By Pendragon

It made 56 kwh in about 8 hours, which is more...

It made 56 kwh in about 8 hours, which is more than my typical daily usage in a 24 hr period.

Yeah, I'm thinking of mentioning it to the installer on tuesday and get their take on that.
11-09-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 344
Posted By Pendragon

Solar Power PTO (permission to operate)

Hey group!

Just had my solar install completed yesterday.
While the inspector was checking the system out he turned it on, and left it on.
I asked if it was ok to do that and he said yes.

I...
03-24-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 472
Posted By Pendragon

I always wait until the last possible time to...

I always wait until the last possible time to install flooring, get everything that can be done, done.
Once you start, those cheap moving blankets from harbor freight or big sheets of cardboard can...
03-24-19, 08:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 456
Posted By Pendragon

I'd recommend you rethink your decision to by a...

I'd recommend you rethink your decision to by a hot tub from an online retailer. You will likely get ZERO support for it.

If you must, there are cheaper places to get that spa online. Lifesmart...
03-24-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 472
Posted By Pendragon

I'd like to reiterate what marksr said, floor...

I'd like to reiterate what marksr said, floor covering should be installed BEFORE base cabinets.

In addition to issues with appliances not fitting correctly when the time comes that something...
09-01-18, 09:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 959
Posted By Pendragon

Sorry it took so long to get back. I moved...

Sorry it took so long to get back.

I moved the disconnect well to the right of the location it was in. It's probably a good 10' away now.
I also shortened the flex to about 12" outside the spa...
08-18-18, 06:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 959
Posted By Pendragon

The disconnect is about 5' above the (not yet)...

The disconnect is about 5' above the (not yet) finished floor.
There's no way you will be standing in the spa (which is on the ground) and reach the disconnect (which is about 8' off the ground).
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08-17-18, 06:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 959
Posted By Pendragon

The spa and the gfci disconnect box it is...

The spa and the gfci disconnect box it is connected to, my reading says 5' between the waters edge and the disconnect box "by shortest path".
His reading says 5' between the spa and the wall (not...
08-17-18, 04:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 959
Posted By Pendragon

Spa/hot tub wiring failed

I recently ran wiring for a hot tub. The inspector failed it.
While I am going to do the recommended action (because there's no point in arguing with the inspector), I'd like to get your thoughts.
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09-30-12, 02:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,043
Posted By Pendragon

A 20# tank has just under 5 gallons of propane in...

A 20# tank has just under 5 gallons of propane in it.
On a small generator it will vaporize just fine. You might get have a day or run time out of it. They do make two to one kits that let you...
07-07-12, 12:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,529
Posted By Pendragon

I did a little more checking on wednesday. I...

I did a little more checking on wednesday. I turned the unit on, waited about 20m then went outside and waited. Sure enough, around 25-30m the condenser fan literally ground to a halt. I started...
07-04-12, 03:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,529
Posted By Pendragon

So, just some more testing and updates. I get...

So, just some more testing and updates.
I get about half an hour of run time, and the condenser fan stops.

I thought caps only worked or didn't, you sound as though there's a middle ground?
...
07-04-12, 09:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,529
Posted By Pendragon

It's still acting up. Monday when I turned it on,...

It's still acting up. Monday when I turned it on, this time the condenser fan didn't come on. I beat on it and it slowly spun up. Seems to me that would be bearings going bad. I put a few drops of...
07-01-12, 10:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,529
Posted By Pendragon

package heat pump not working, but tested ok

So I've got a package heat pump, been working fine with no issues until saturday afternoon. Everything was running but no longer making cold air. I turned the unit off and called a tech. It took...
01-22-12, 06:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,468
Posted By Pendragon

If it were me, I wouldn't trust an 8' span with...

If it were me, I wouldn't trust an 8' span with tile and would install some support at least in the middle to make it a 4' span. That's assuming a 16" oc, if it's more than that a double layering...
Replies: 4
Views: 3,417
Posted By Pendragon

I had a small dent on the wheel fender of my car,...

I had a small dent on the wheel fender of my car, I took it to one of the paintless dent repair places and they fixed it for $50 in about half an hour. Can't tell there was ever a dent.
12-29-11, 04:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,331
Posted By Pendragon

Train cat to use litter box for everything

So, we have a kitten, about 6 months old. She will urinate in the litterbox, but that's it. We actually have 2 boxes, both clean (as far as litterboxes go).

It's getting old cleaning up after her...
11-27-11, 10:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 61,071
Posted By Pendragon

Actually, in wide spread power outages, gasoline...

Actually, in wide spread power outages, gasoline is the least convenient. Gas stations pump fuel out of the ground with motors that require electricity, if the power is out, no gas. You can easily...
11-27-11, 10:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,395
Posted By Pendragon

Cough, nearly 4 grand for a 5500 watt generator?...

Cough, nearly 4 grand for a 5500 watt generator? pass!

Buy a gas one and spend less than $300 on a tri-fuel adaptor that will let you run gasoline, propane or natural gas.

Skip the central air...
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