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I am running stock exhaust manifolds then 3" to a...

I am running stock exhaust manifolds then 3" to a single passenger side exhaust with Flow Master muffler it exits behind the rear wheel. Works fine and has a nice tone.

Gibson makes a nice bolt on...
04-06-09, 10:06 PM
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Fixing Solar Collector Leaks

Look for panel plug kits, they are made for the 3 main brands of solar collectors Fafco/Solar Industries/ heliocoil, if there Sealed Air epoxy may be your best bet but most epoxy's wont work that...
04-05-09, 06:03 AM
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Careful on a DIY pool, some subs will cut corners...

Careful on a DIY pool, some subs will cut corners on you if you don't know what your looking for. Use less steel/wrong steel schedule, smaller plumbing, less gunite, bad plaster mix, wrong mortar and...
04-05-09, 05:40 AM
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most solar manufactures want between 3 and 8 gpm...

most solar manufactures want between 3 and 8 gpm per panel.
Some panel manufactures have different header sizes, 1", 1.5", 2"

you have to look at the whole picture of your pool's plumbing, what...
04-05-09, 05:16 AM
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try scoring around where the skimmer meets the...

try scoring around where the skimmer meets the pool shell with a razor knife, most use high grade silicone to help seal up the connection.
03-31-09, 11:26 AM
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Do you mean an in the ground vs. an above the...

Do you mean an in the ground vs. an above the ground pool?

OR

inside or outside your home?
03-27-09, 07:32 PM
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salt pools are nice, they make chlorine but you...

salt pools are nice, they make chlorine but you still to keep on top of your chemicals.

Filtration- a lot of my customers complain about green stuff, lots of times is because there are not running...
03-17-09, 10:59 AM
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let it drop til the water stops leaking,water...

let it drop til the water stops leaking,water will stop at the location of the leak, skimmer then returns, then light, then main drain, or look for a crack in the pool, pressure test plumbing.
03-17-09, 10:52 AM
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T-104 is a 220 volt time clock, #1 & #3 are each...

T-104 is a 220 volt time clock, #1 & #3 are each a 110 volt lead this is the line side of the timer. #2 & #4 is the load of the timer. There is a ground green wire to the ground lug, no white or...
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Help with 4.3 L w/cobra outdrive

Hello I need help with my 1986 Sea swirl. It has a 4.3 L w/ 2 barrel carb with a cobra out drive.

One problem I am having is I have a possible missing vacuum line?

If you are looking at the...
12-17-06, 07:13 PM
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Yes Jets/returns same thing most people refer to...

Yes Jets/returns same thing most people refer to jets in a hot tub. More than likely you have a suction leak, if your pool has solar you can also get air at the returns also.
12-16-06, 05:35 PM
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if you are getting air bubbles at the returns,...

if you are getting air bubbles at the returns, you have a suction leak before the main pump.
08-01-06, 11:08 AM
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Posted By pool_guru

That is a matter of preference. What are you...

That is a matter of preference. What are you comfortable with? A small sport pool with spa- 12' wide X 25' Long, 5' deep in the middle, 3 1/2' at the ends with a raised spa off the side @ the deepest...
08-01-06, 10:51 AM
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Safe to say that the most common is gunite,...

Safe to say that the most common is gunite, Gunite is shot through a hose and can be applied in layers that makes it easier to shape and get the look of a custom free form pool. There are concrete...
08-01-06, 10:03 AM
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Older gunite pools are plastered, some even...

Older gunite pools are plastered, some even panted or fiber glassed. Now days there are all types of finishes- Plaster / Plaster-Marcite/ Pebble finishes and so on
08-01-06, 09:56 AM
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Building pools is a fun and challenging career....

Building pools is a fun and challenging career. There is a lot to learn, and it can be very stressful at times. There are many phases of pool building- design, excavation, steel work, plumbing,...
08-01-06, 09:47 AM
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Lot of it depends on your local building codes. I...

Lot of it depends on your local building codes. I have seen pools that take up 90% of the yard.
07-28-06, 07:53 PM
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I use pneumatic drill oil it well and dry it well...

I use pneumatic drill oil it well and dry it well afterwards, they also make a light wedge adapter that works in most light niches.
07-28-06, 07:32 PM
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A inground gunite pool has a bond beam of at...

A inground gunite pool has a bond beam of at least 12 so you have a nice wide area to set the coping, also a gunite pool does not flex, expand or contract any where near as much as a fiberglass...
07-20-06, 08:56 AM
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Black schedule 40 PVC is only carried by a...

Black schedule 40 PVC is only carried by a limited supply of vendors. Most solar contractors buy white PVC and paint it black. Do not use ABS it is not designed for pressure or sun exposure.
07-13-06, 09:51 PM
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Posted By pool_guru

Yes lots of them, buy panels from a manufacture...

Yes lots of them, buy panels from a manufacture that has been around since the 70's (there are 5 or so) if you want a good warranty
07-13-06, 09:47 PM
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Posted By pool_guru

They also make a pool light wedge if the tab in...

They also make a pool light wedge if the tab in the light nitch is broken. Make sure power is off and the light is on a GFI before you work on the light with the water in the pool.
07-13-06, 09:42 PM
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Posted By pool_guru

Check your inlet gas pressure, you need about 8...

Check your inlet gas pressure, you need about 8 WCP (water column pressure) for a heater to run efficiently, it takes 28 WCP to = 1 PSI so we are talking about very little gas pressure. One of the...
07-01-06, 11:38 AM
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Posted By pool_guru

Fiberglass and resin works well, make sure you...

Fiberglass and resin works well, make sure you have good water fow down the slide.
06-02-06, 08:23 PM
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Posted By pool_guru

As mdtaylor stated you have too much breaker for...

As mdtaylor stated you have too much breaker for 12 gauge wire and 99% of pool pumps. 14 Gauge 15 amps, 12 Gauge wire= 20 amps, 10 Gauge 30 amps and so on, this can very due to length of wire run and...
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