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08-07-20, 12:20 PM
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Posted By bgeery

I also find the bleed line nozzle clogs...

I also find the bleed line nozzle clogs constantly with my hard water, which is why I add the purge pump option for about $25 in parts.
08-07-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,076
Posted By bgeery

Old subject, but I just installed a purge pump...

Old subject, but I just installed a purge pump and the info may help others.

The newer Durangos are designed for the addition of a second pump for purging. It already has the timer built-in to...
05-25-17, 11:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,904
Posted By bgeery

I believe mine was about 1.5 gal/h. Here is what...

I believe mine was about 1.5 gal/h. Here is what the manual says:

The overflow is factory fitted. The bleed hose
protruding through the overflow fitting SHOULD
bleed water during normal...
05-21-17, 01:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,904
Posted By bgeery

Follow the link to SPARE PARTS...

Follow the link to SPARE PARTS (http://www.bonaire-usa.com/spare-parts.html#!/Durango-Bleed-Nipple/p/66384643/category=19915126)

But, your current nipple is probably bleeding the water needed, to...
10-02-16, 04:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,904
Posted By bgeery

If the cooler is not cooling as well, make sure...

If the cooler is not cooling as well, make sure there is enough water flowing to completely wet out all the pad area. The pump could be going, you yuu may need to add/remove/change the water...
06-05-16, 12:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 43,511
Posted By bgeery

I had this problem after the first time I...

I had this problem after the first time I serviced my unit. My unit was either missing the restrictor, or I somehow lost it. The water would not pump all the way to the top reservoir.

I ended up...
03-14-16, 03:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,131
Posted By bgeery

What odd or out of production square-d breakers? ...

What odd or out of production square-d breakers? Aren't QO breakers (even mains) unchanged from the introduction in 1955? (excluding the two types of tandem QO breakers)

Square-d QO breakers have...
12-12-15, 06:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,104
Posted By bgeery

Although not required, the tape does avoid the...

Although not required, the tape does avoid the chance of another wire somehow making its way between the nut and potentially shorting things. Slim chance of that happening, but not zero.
11-21-15, 05:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,888
Posted By bgeery

If you wore out the outlet in three years, it was...

If you wore out the outlet in three years, it was defective, wired poorly, or heavily used. In any case, use commercial grade outlets as replacements, IMO.
10-11-15, 01:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 22,749
Posted By bgeery

If you take a look at that style plug, most of...

If you take a look at that style plug, most of them are perfectly able to accommodate a wire on either side of the screw that clamps down the wire between the two metal plates. This is just like...
10-10-15, 09:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 22,749
Posted By bgeery

You like to argue. It was an example of the...

You like to argue. It was an example of the wiring, not the wire. I already said use 10/3 SOOW in my original post.
10-08-15, 05:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 22,749
Posted By bgeery

Jumping the hots is very easy and cheaper and...

Jumping the hots is very easy and cheaper and simpler. (Not my pic, but an example)
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10-08-15, 02:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 22,749
Posted By bgeery

Don't make custom modifications at the inlet on...

Don't make custom modifications at the inlet on the house or anywhere in the main electrical panel. Make a custom cord for your generator and jump the hots together there.

It's generally cheaper...
09-27-15, 03:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,182
Posted By bgeery

Check eBay. I sold my old dead front cover for...

Check eBay. I sold my old dead front cover for almost $100 when I replaced my panel, and there are other people on there that seem to specialize in these old panel covers.
09-20-15, 12:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 43,511
Posted By bgeery

It's not as nearly easy as it could be if they...

It's not as nearly easy as it could be if they had designed things better, but anyone with common sense should be able to accomplish the task. You will have to open up the control unit to get to...
09-16-15, 01:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,884
Posted By bgeery

The HEPD80 is not really harder to install on...

The HEPD80 is not really harder to install on surface mounted panels. If you have a flush mount box, they sell a bracket for flush mounting it.

The HEPD80 is a much better unit (primary surge...
08-21-15, 04:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 16,653
Posted By bgeery

That old wire up there will be old 60 C rated...

That old wire up there will be old 60 C rated wire, and the new light fixture will probably require 90 C wire be used. Code solution is to add a junction box close to the light fixture and use a min...
07-29-15, 12:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 43,511
Posted By bgeery

They might sell the parts for the AU model that...

They might sell the parts for the AU model that you would have to import, and hope no 120/220V incompatibility.
07-07-15, 05:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 43,511
Posted By bgeery

Regarding the french drain. All it consists of...

Regarding the french drain. All it consists of is two 50 lb bags of fine gravel ($6.50 total), 10 foot section of 3/4" PVC ($2.50), PVC 90 deg ell ($0.50), 3/4"xMHT PVC Hose Fitting ($1.50), 3"x10'...
07-07-15, 05:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 43,511
Posted By bgeery

Why would you replace it instead of adjusting...

Why would you replace it instead of adjusting your Durango correctly? All modern coolers discharge water to keep the expensive ($130) pads clear of buildup.

If you "replaced the float x3" then...
07-06-15, 05:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 43,511
Posted By bgeery

First, go exchange it for the smaller 4500 CFM...

First, go exchange it for the smaller 4500 CFM model. Second, sure you could lower the speed, but swamp coolers need air exchanges to function correctly. Unless it's a very tiny space, you need the...
06-14-15, 07:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 43,511
Posted By bgeery

Also, if it's one of the newer versions, make...

Also, if it's one of the newer versions, make sure you are not in remote control mode (the round toggle switch).
04-22-15, 06:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 43,511
Posted By bgeery

Yeah, no delay on these Durangos. Other...

Yeah, no delay on these Durangos.

Other than pre-wetting that pads, I hope to take advantage of the high winds up here. Prevailing winds are mostly from the west, and the unit is mounted on the...
04-22-15, 05:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 43,511
Posted By bgeery

One feature lacking in the Bonaire Durango is the...

One feature lacking in the Bonaire Durango is the ability to have only the pump on, to pre-wet the pads. Thankfully, the manual includes a wiring diagram, and it was easy to figure out how to add the...
04-18-15, 02:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,117
Posted By bgeery

The correct way to handle this (other then...

The correct way to handle this (other then rewiring) would be to add a whole house surge suppressor. The model I used on my 1955 house was the $110 Square-D HEPD80.

PS: Home Depot website has...
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