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Yesterday, 02:21 PM
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Crickets ?? I am not dissing any suggestions...

Crickets ?? I am not dissing any suggestions made here. I was just putting forward an alternative.
04-10-21, 02:43 PM
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Posted By lhpdiver2

Just wanted to report back that the razor wire...

Just wanted to report back that the razor wire and barbed wire and chain-linked fence have been successfully removed. All of that removal was actually rather trivial. The (young) gardener and I...
04-10-21, 12:39 PM
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Posted By lhpdiver2

To follow up : You guys don't think something...

To follow up :
You guys don't think something like this is worth trying ?
...
04-08-21, 03:09 PM
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Posted By lhpdiver2

Sorry for beating this to death - but over time (...

Sorry for beating this to death - but over time ( several minutes) wouldn't the small amount of water increase the pressure in the pipe ? If it were a sealed system (if I managed to close off the...
04-08-21, 01:36 PM
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Posted By lhpdiver2

So - how much different is your solution to my...

So - how much different is your solution to my using my pressure washer ?

I have a screw on cap which fits the vacuum inlet port. I could drill a hole into it, insert the wand, and 'pull the...
04-08-21, 11:34 AM
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Posted By lhpdiver2

I've had a similar situation a few years back....

I've had a similar situation a few years back. The pool vac ate a small thin thermometer and it got stuck in the line. Then, I asked our local iron worker to make a 'hook' of sorts. He made a 30-40...
04-08-21, 09:29 AM
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Posted By lhpdiver2

[How do I reply directly to your post ?] Why...

[How do I reply directly to your post ?]

Why wouldn't you use a pressure washer to clear our your pool lines ? Our lines all run underground (or under concrete) .

Yes the numbers I am posting...
04-08-21, 09:07 AM
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Views: 199
Posted By lhpdiver2

Pressure washer to clean out pool lines ??

A week or so I was focused on replacing the pump's impeller to improve system's pressure. (I intend to change the sand as well). My main interest today is trying to improve the suction on the vacuum...
04-04-21, 03:45 PM
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Posted By lhpdiver2

A year later and this is still a project for me -...

A year later and this is still a project for me - although it is a little better.

Originally I had 3 rows of 6 heater boxes on the roof and I was not happy with the flow. If I drained the spa...
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Views: 81
Posted By lhpdiver2

Thanks for the reply. We built our new wall...

Thanks for the reply.

We built our new wall on top of an existing wall, which already had the accent lights installed, under arches (of sorts). So the lights are obviously exposed, and maybe I...
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Posted By lhpdiver2

Photocontrol questions

We have one wall in the yard along which there are perhaps 10 or so outdoor lights stuck into the ground.
The lights (which I normally have turned off at the breaker) CAN be controlled by an already...
03-30-21, 04:51 PM
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Views: 115
Posted By lhpdiver2

Yes - all my valves are brass ball valves....

Yes - all my valves are brass ball valves. Problem is they are old (you hear kind of a grinding noise when you turn them) and there are many of them (main drain, surface, pool sweep, spa ...). And...
03-30-21, 03:59 PM
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Views: 115
Posted By lhpdiver2

Unfortunately - if I close all my valves and...

Unfortunately - if I close all my valves and remove the basket lid, water flows over the top of the basket area. Maybe I'll make a post over in the plumbing area on this site on "how to service 1...
03-30-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 115
Posted By lhpdiver2

I just did a search on "1hp marlow pool pump" and...

I just did a search on "1hp marlow pool pump" and one of the images is this - which is IDENTICAL to my pump. (I should have mentioned the 4 raised plastic bands near the bottom).

Unfortunately -...
03-30-21, 02:33 PM
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Views: 115
Posted By lhpdiver2

I just went out to the pool room. We have an...

I just went out to the pool room. We have an identical pump (except for the four screws) for the spa jet right next to the one I have pictured. There are no markings on it either except for a small...
03-30-21, 02:13 PM
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Views: 115
Posted By lhpdiver2

Thanks. If it helps - the basket (and the...

Thanks.

If it helps - the basket (and the back plastic housing) are not square. One length is perhaps 1 inch shorter than the other.

Edit : True we have inherited a mix of equipment after 20...
03-30-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 115
Posted By lhpdiver2

Hmm - what is the difference between the motor...

Hmm - what is the difference between the motor and the pump. Is the pump the piece with the basket ? There are no marking of any kind on that piece. Here are a couple photos of my equipment.

Edit...
03-30-21, 12:11 PM
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Posted By lhpdiver2

Pool pump impeller

It has been about 5 years since we 'serviced' our pool equipment. We really haven't used the pool that much but we would like to this year. If I shut all the valves in the system and open the filter...
03-21-21, 07:26 AM
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Posted By lhpdiver2

Changing pool filter sand.

We have been in this house for going on 8 years. We have changed the sand in the Jacuzzi ST24-7 filter once in that time. I think it is time once again as the pool doesn't get very clean when I...
02-14-21, 01:51 PM
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Posted By lhpdiver2

General plumbing questions.

1) If I have two 1 1/2 PVC tubes coming together at a T joint, where one tube comes in at the 'side' and the other at the 'long' end - how do they know that I want them to form one flow continuing...
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Views: 438
Posted By lhpdiver2

Yes - that is probably the normal way around...

Yes - that is probably the normal way around here.
We also have these maybe 5 foot long, heavy metal rods with a point on one end and a 'wedge' on the other. Never saw them in the US.
That came in...
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Views: 438
Posted By lhpdiver2

Thank you both. I already own a Dewalt...

Thank you both.

I already own a Dewalt hammer drill and some foot long drill bits for putting holes in my walls.
I'm in Mexico and Dewalt must be made in Mexico because I can get it at a better...
Replies: 8
Views: 438
Posted By lhpdiver2

Drill 4" round hole in 6" thick cement/brick wall

I would like to install a new ceiling fan in a bathroom which has none.
I will have to cut a square hole into the bathroom ceiling itself. The fan would go between two existing ceiling lights so...
Replies: 2
Views: 264
Posted By lhpdiver2

Thanks for the reply. I just got done...

Thanks for the reply.

I just got done playing with it. I have taken the fiber (isp) router out of bridge mode and enabled its wireless. I've attached the security devices directly to it. (no vpn)....
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