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05-09-20, 05:04 AM
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The idea of a community 'setback' has a...

The idea of a community 'setback' has a possibility. Coyly I wrote the community leaders and asked if I were to install a propane powered generator on the property line (certainly on our property) if...
03-13-20, 02:57 PM
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Views: 525
Posted By lhpdiver

Thanks for that suggestion. No such thing...

Thanks for that suggestion.

No such thing as codes / inspections around here. Nor are there unions (well there is kind of a teachers union). We do have a list of community 'rules' (and they do...
03-07-20, 09:04 AM
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Views: 525
Posted By lhpdiver

Noisy heat pump

Our neighbor, whose lot sits about 20 Ft higher up than ours, has a heat pump (to heat his pool) at the property line. There is a tall retaining wall between our properties.The pump sits in a...
02-29-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 734
Posted By lhpdiver

Today I was lazy and just turned the pump on...

Today I was lazy and just turned the pump on sending the water 100% to the roof. Maybe 15 minutes later I looked outside and the spa had dropped about a foot because the pressure had ripped (?) the...
02-28-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 734
Posted By lhpdiver

The only shutoff valve on the hot side is back in...

The only shutoff valve on the hot side is back in the pool room - something close to 120 feet away. But I can do as you suggest and watch if the pressure gauge changes. One interesting thing is that...
02-28-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 734
Posted By lhpdiver

I'm still wrestling with this some. We have...

I'm still wrestling with this some.

We have purchased a plastic bubble cover for the spa and it works great. Just using the cover, not running the pump, it increases the spa temp about 10 degrees...
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Views: 272
Posted By lhpdiver

Today I hand-chisled off 99% of the ceramic tiles...

Today I hand-chisled off 99% of the ceramic tiles from the roof. Took about 5 hours. Some areas were easier than others. In some cases the tiles almost popped off with no effort. But the only thing I...
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Views: 272
Posted By lhpdiver

Ceramic floor tiles applied to a flat roof. The...

Ceramic floor tiles applied to a flat roof. The roof is maybe 6-8" thick (reinforced) concrete.

This particular area is maybe 20 X 20 ft.

Perhaps I can put my question in a different light....
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Views: 272
Posted By lhpdiver

Exterior tiled patio

Portions of our roof are are flat and one such area has been made into a patio by a previous owner. The patio is covered with 18" porcelin tile. Under the patio we have a bedroom which has always...
02-05-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 734
Posted By lhpdiver

There are at least 36 instances of 90 degree...

There are at least 36 instances of 90 degree right angles under our boxes. Just in the 1/2 copper tubing alone.
I think I will put a pressure gauge somewhere (maybe where the cold water goes to...
02-04-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 198
Posted By lhpdiver

Multi-port valve question

Our sand filter has a Carvin (I think that is tha same as a Jacuzzi) multiport (7) valve for which I do not have a manual. Assuming that a multiport valve is pretty much a multiport valve - is there...
02-04-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 464
Posted By lhpdiver

I think I would like to compare apples to apples...

I think I would like to compare apples to apples as best as possible. The pool surface is susceptible to heat and wind and ?. So - the collection 'bucket' should be susceptible to the same...
02-04-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 734
Posted By lhpdiver

We had 3 people stop by this morning to review...

We had 3 people stop by this morning to review our solar heater installation. The overwhelming consensus was that everything was perfect. Someone did make the suggestion of a second pump. There was a...
02-03-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 734
Posted By lhpdiver

When we lived in Florida we had a single pump...

When we lived in Florida we had a single pump that sat outside in the weather (no room). Today our house (in Mexico) has at least FIVE different pumps. In the pool room we have our simple 1hp pump....
02-03-20, 06:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 734
Posted By lhpdiver

This morning's experiment... As I mentioned...

This morning's experiment... As I mentioned yesterday, we have a set of valves which direct the water flow as it leaves our sand filter. They are in the shape of a large U, The pipes which make up...
02-03-20, 04:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 734
Posted By lhpdiver

So is it merely the area of the pipes that is...

So is it merely the area of the pipes that is important in the water flow ?

What about the fact that the water needs to run about 100 ft from the pool room to the place on the side of the house ...
02-02-20, 12:17 PM
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Views: 734
Posted By lhpdiver

Yes - I think ALL of the PVC tubing in this...

Yes - I think ALL of the PVC tubing in this system is 1.5" - up and down.

Our 'copper boxes' are replacing very expensive hard plastic panels (from Germany) which were starting to leak all over...
02-02-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 734
Posted By lhpdiver

I'm sure that what I have is a flow rate issue...

I'm sure that what I have is a flow rate issue but unfortunately I have no knowledge of how to determine what my current flow rate is nor what flow rate I am trying to acheive. As I mentioned at some...
02-02-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 734
Posted By lhpdiver

In theory each of the 18 boxes is 'independant'...

In theory each of the 18 boxes is 'independant' in that each has a copper connection (underneath) with 1 or 2 neighbors (in line) but at each end (cold and hot) the boxes are joined with the 1.5"...
02-01-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 734
Posted By lhpdiver

Trying to heat the pool/spa.

This project has been going on for too long now. This week we installed 6 X 3 = 18 aluminum boxes on the roof each of which holds maybe 15 ft of coiled 1/2" copper tubing painted black. The boxes sit...
01-23-20, 04:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 140
Posted By lhpdiver

Air Vent Valve Placement

I think this is a basic question. I (with help) am about to hook up our new (home made) solar heating boxes (18 square glass enclosed aluminum boxes containing copper tubing). They will sit on the...
01-01-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By lhpdiver

Happy New Year ! Well we have gone ahead...

Happy New Year !

Well we have gone ahead with this project. On Friday (fingers crossed) we will have 18 silver aluminum boxes, roughly 2" deep by 2 ft or so square. The boxes will have coiled...
Replies: 1
Views: 147
Posted By lhpdiver

Replace washing machine 'tub suspension'

Hi,

Our Maytag washing machine is about 7 years old. It is in need of 4 new suspension spring/rod assemblies. (The things that control the up/down motion of the tub).
Looks like the parts will...
Replies: 4
Views: 389
Posted By lhpdiver

I don't think it is the location because using my...

I don't think it is the location because using my VPN I can put the phone either in the US or Mexico (it is a Mexican bank app).

I thought maybe it was the manufactured country (from the IMEI) but...
11-22-19, 03:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 260
Posted By lhpdiver

Testing soil ph

Is there a poor man's way to test soil ph ?

I see all these test kits on sites such as Amazon - but I was wondering if I could use a method similar to my pool test kit. Maybe dig a 4" deep small...
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