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Old 08-12-2013, 05:18 PM   #16
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So tell me, do u guys just sit online waiting to give advice? Is this a business or a hobby?

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Old 08-12-2013, 06:11 PM   #17
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Just a bunch of very nice people helping their fellow human beings. In my case, working around the home is just a hobby.

But there are many fine pros on this site who give out literally millions of dollars in free advice. They have walked many a person thru complex tasks, only for the satisfaction of helping others. You'll hear from most of them in the evenings, after they get off work.

My hat goes off to them!
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So tell me, do u guys just sit online waiting to give advice? Is this a business or a hobby?
All of us are home owners, some business owners, others in the trades. But all have homes or property, and pools, so we know what you are going through.

There are some pool forums on the Internet. A couple of good ones, others not so great.

This is the only pool place I can find in your area Tidysites Pool Services C.C

Phone: 078 377 3221
Address: 44 Kotze Street, Hillbrow, Johannesburg, South Africa

Looks like Grainger has a couple of places in Africa http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/static/int_africa.html

I do not know what the company name is for this search for "Pool motor repair" 2 De Ville St, Langlaagte Johannesburg
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011 8375322

Here is another:

Gardenia Street, Alberton 1454, South Africa

Pool pump and Filter repairs/installations
We fit new, replace or repair swimming pool pumps, filter drums and piping on all swimming pools and jacuzzi's. We also install salt chlorinators on jacuzzi's or swimming pools. For a quotation or information please call Wouter on 0834154356 or 0793541351.

Another search result: http://www.alibaba.com/countrysearch/ZA/motor-pump.html
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Good morning from chilli SA. Wow, thank you so much. I'll give them a call.
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When you cleaned out the impeller, was it able to turn freely? A good motor will spin with no power applied.
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Impeller turned with difficulty. But, when pump was disassembled I got to thinking, "what's the worst that can happen" So I took a big step back and picked up the switch. The motor turned. Churning out grit. But it worked. Unfortunately when i reassembled it hummed that list tune again. Took ur advice. Found a pool shop that does repairs. R150 for bearing, R160 for seals or something and R170 labour .. and I get out back on Monday
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So that's about US $48. I think you did good. A lot cheaper than a new one!
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Shandre', make sure that you pass on to others the shop's name, if they do a good job. Also, what kind of warranty are they giving you on the work, and can they make up some shims in case it does not fit level, when you put it back together correct.

At times if the motor is not fitted correctly, being off just a little, will cause more wear on the shaft and bearings, which can cause the problem you got.
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The company is in Alberton, Johannesburg, South Africa.

With 25 years in the borehole pump industry, Alberton Pumps & Equipment provide pump solutions to various industries and individual clients -

Agricultural Irrigation Equipment (wholesale)
Irrigation Piping
Irrigation Systems & Equipment

Services offered:

*** borehole pumps and accessories
*** irrigation layout and equipment
*** swimming pool pumps and accessories
*** centrifugal pumps
*** booster pumps

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Panorama Building
Cnr Charl Cillers & Eeufees Street
Alberton North
Alberton

Tel: +27 11 907 8845
Fax: +27 11 8692589
Cell: 083 7026589
Email:albpumps@worldonline.co.za

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