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12-05-07, 11:30 PM
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Posted By alung

Our water comes from the city and is comprised of...

Our water comes from the city and is comprised of mostly ground water with a small mix of lake water. pH is supposedly near neutral. Hardness sits anywhere between 14~18. We don't seem to have...
12-05-07, 09:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,840
Posted By alung

How long do resin beds last?

My Kenmore is going on 12yrs. It has gone through 470+ regenerations. It seems not to be softening water very well as it has in the past.

How does one determine if the resin bed is 'worn'? What...
12-05-07, 08:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,616
Posted By alung

There should be a propeller-based flow metering...

There should be a propeller-based flow metering device on the inlet. Make sure it's plugged into the control board properly. Put the unit in diagnostic mode and verify the unit registers water flow...
05-25-06, 10:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,074
Posted By alung

skin irritation

When there are references to 'skin irritation', what is it really? itchiness? rash? dry skin?

How far off in terms of pH, alkalinity, Cl levels, etc would cause irritation?

I seem to feel a...
05-24-06, 12:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,249
Posted By alung

Man, I wonder if it's cheaper to just completely...

Man, I wonder if it's cheaper to just completely drain and refill the pool with fresh, clean water instead of trying to super-shock the thing with tons of chlorine which would cost you an arm-and-leg...
05-24-06, 12:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,066
Posted By alung

what's the diff? alum versus clarifier

What's the advantage between using alum and liquid clarifier?

I have some dusty residue that appears to be either left over from dead algae, dirt, or whatever inert material is left from my shock...
05-17-06, 09:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,416
Posted By alung

I looked into this a few years back. The...

I looked into this a few years back. The theoretical max heat you can get is about 1000BTU/sqft. Realistically you'll be able to extract maybe 80% max of that depending on ambient temps, wind, UV...
05-17-06, 05:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,498
Posted By alung

My alkalinity is approx 150ppm; pH is currently...

My alkalinity is approx 150ppm; pH is currently down around 6.8-ish. Inground gunite pool, 28K gallons.

Ideal alkalinity range is 100~120ppm for tri-chlor which is what I'm using. I've been...
05-16-06, 08:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,498
Posted By alung

alkalinity, pH, acid, and soda ash

My alkalinity is a tad high. To bring it back down, I'm supposed to dump in muriatic acid. In turn, pH goes down. To compensate, I have to dump in soda ash to get the pH back up.

Isn't this...
05-16-06, 08:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,142
Posted By alung

Supposedly, you can pour some DE into your...

Supposedly, you can pour some DE into your skimmer while the pump is running to coat the cartridge filters with a thin layer to improve filtration efficiency. Put in just enough to raise the...
05-16-06, 08:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,785
Posted By alung

Worn/damaged/ill-seated o-ring on your main pump...

Worn/damaged/ill-seated o-ring on your main pump cover allowing air to be pulled in?
12-09-05, 07:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,413
Posted By alung

A blanket is also good for minimizng water and...

A blanket is also good for minimizng water and chemical loss due to evaporation. Supposedly 70% of all heat loss is through evaporation alone.

I have an automatic cover on a rectangular 28Kgal...
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Views: 875
Posted By alung

Can I wet dry diamond blades?

I need to cut a bunch of paver bricks for a patio project. Quite a few brick/masonary blades I see are dry cut only.

Is there any reason why I can't or should not use a dry blade in a wet saw...
Replies: 7
Views: 44,490
Posted By alung

Hi rav12, This all started many years ago and...

Hi rav12,
This all started many years ago and seemed to have slowly gotten worse over time analogous to shocks going bad over time. It's irritating now... New tranny fluid did not make any...
08-21-05, 03:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,119
Posted By alung

A pool is a long term fixed expense. I'm afraid...

A pool is a long term fixed expense. I'm afraid to say that you should have known what you were getting into when you bought a house with a pool.

Assuming your pool is inground, you can't just...
08-21-05, 02:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 818
Posted By alung

pH ok, but hasn't budged for over a year

I have a 28K gallon inground gunite pool that was put in about 4yrs ago. Until about a year ago, I've been adding muriatic acid on a somewhat regular basis to adjust the pH down. I've also been...
Replies: 7
Views: 44,490
Posted By alung

98 Honda Accord transmission problems

I have a 98 Honda Accord I-4, 86Kmiles whose automatic tranny has been shifting with a jerking sensation while accelerating from a stop and again just before coming to a complete stop. When coming...
Replies: 4
Views: 853
Posted By alung

Something wrong with the pincushion circuit. ...

Something wrong with the pincushion circuit. Could be a busted voltage reference due to cracked solder joint/rework or some leaky caps. Check for what appears to be dried soft drink stains on the...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,566
Posted By alung

I doubt there's enough induced current from a...

I doubt there's enough induced current from a romex wire to cause interference on a low impedence line such as your speaker lines. In general, I'd avoid it.

If you were to get inspections done...
Replies: 5
Views: 927
Posted By alung

I picked up a refurbed 560W continuous, 700W max...

I picked up a refurbed 560W continuous, 700W max Xantrex inverter from Frys Electronics for $25 last week. They have stacks of them. **Stinkin good deal** on a very good inverter. There's not much...
Replies: 1
Views: 731
Posted By alung

00 Avalon rough starting

Hi, I've got a 00 Avalon, 60Kmiles that has intermittent rough starting after cold starts only. Warm start seems to be ok.

The engine will crank fine, but as soon as it kicks over, it'll sometimes...
05-15-05, 08:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,074
Posted By alung

Shocking pool--cover on or cover off?

Does it matter if I shock the pool and then leave my cover on? Or does shocking rely on being able to dissipate whatever into the air swith the cover off? It would seem somewhat more advantageous...
02-14-05, 07:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,529
Posted By alung

Hi Daniel, thanks for the quick reply... ...

Hi Daniel,
thanks for the quick reply...

If I read your description correctly, for a wall corner, you're suggesting
butting the 2 tiles together at right angles and filling the void with grout....
02-14-05, 06:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,267
Posted By alung

Yeah, I know what you mean. Can't drill or cut...

Yeah, I know what you mean. Can't drill or cut through the stuff for the life of me even with carbide bits with a hammerdrill.

Easiest I've found is getting one of those $99 Home Depot benchtop...
02-14-05, 05:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,529
Posted By alung

Suggestions to cap ceramic tile edges in bathroom?

I'm considering using larger format 1/4" porceline/ceramic tile
for a bathroom wall and sinktop.

The usual stuff is 4 or 6" single color squares that come with bullnosed
pieces and end caps...
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