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  1. Pool enclosure - fasteners

    Building & Construction
    I'm replacing all the fasteners on my pool enclosure in FL. It's not near saltwater FYI. I pulled a few fasteners out to check the size, and they're slightly different: some are 3/4" x #12, others are about slightly thinner shafts, maybe #10, and are 1/2" long, etc. I don't want to buy three...
  2. Humidity mitigation for indoor therapy tub

    HVAC
    Hi, I'm building a new house that has a room with a therapy tub. The round tub is 7 feet wide and 5 feet deep. We plan to use it an hour a day and cover it when not in use. It will be in a room that is 23' x 13'. How do I remove the humidity from this room and keep the "pool smell" from...
  3. Pool Electrical

    Electrical
    I am hoping that people in the know can help me! I am in Ontario Canada and I am getting a pool installed. I am looking to do the electrical myself. I have done a significant amount of electrical work with the diy projects, but a pool comes with a different set of considerations (and none of...
  4. GFCI keep tripping!

    Electrical
    I have a GFCI 50 Amp breaker in my main panel that is for my hot tub. I have that ran to a quick disconnect box, it's #6 wire with only white, black, and red. No bare copper ground. I have that in the quick disconnect and it's working fine for the hot tub. I want to run a wire off that main...
  5. Pool Heater Wiring

    Electrical
    Hello, I bought a new pool heater for a ~5000 gallon pool and the instructions are in Chinese and customer support is not very helpful. They have a wiring diagram in the Chinese instruction manual. Also, on the inside of the enclosure there are 4 wires: I - Red Wire II - Red Wire III - Red...
  6. Wi-Fi replacing and x10 for pool control?

    Electrical
    Hi everyone, We have an x10 "powerhouse mini controller" that used to control our underwater pool light as well as a 1hp pump for a waterfall. The x10 is about 12 years old or so and for a while now it will no longer turn on our pool light. We used to be able to plug it into any electrical...
  7. concrete coping not on right

    Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hello all and sorry for the very long post. Don't want to read..the bottom line would be.. is there adequate coverage on these [removed] pool copings. I say no..pics at bottom..looking for pro input. If I am I wrong..I need to know. work is commencing soon.pool needs to be ready for Summer...
  8. Warranty Unsupported by Manufacturer

    Plumbing
    I spent a lot of money on Pentair brand pool equipment for my new pool a few years ago. I bought a package of all of the required equipment to clean and heat an in-ground pool. I understood their products to be of high quality. I have since learned that Pentair will go out of their way to...
  9. Choosing plastic pipes for Pool heater

    Plumbing
    I'm building a solar water heater with solar vacuum tubes, For my 4' pool. I have nine 20" solar vacuum tubes. Which I intend to fix 3 each into 3 separate plastic tubes. This device will either percolate (like a coffee maker), or I can use a small pump, to pump water to the lower segment...
  10. 220v to shed from house

    Electrical
    I have a 100amp sub panel in my shed run off the main panel from the house on a 50amp breaker. the feeder line is 2 thnn 4 gauge wires (one hot and the other neutral) running 70 foot underground in plastic conduit with a grounding rod at the shed. right now I'm running 110v but I'm wanting to...
  11. Disconnecting & Disassembling 120lb Propane Tank

    Plumbing
    Hi- We have a great big propane tank sitting in our back yard - it's designed to feed a pool heater that no longer functions and we'd rather just not have it. Is there any particular science to disconnecting this thing? I think the gauge says it's actually 65% full which makes it mildly...
  12. New Above-ground Pool

    Electrical
    Hi All, Looking to get a pool installed come this spring. Obviously there's a need for a dedicated 20amp circuit at the pool for the filter and then there's also a requirement for an outlet about 6ft away from the pool... I'm thinking about running the wire myself. I have one last dedicated...
  13. Pool Deck Cantilever

    Building & Construction
    Hello, 1st time poster & homeowner of this project. Can i mount on a preexisting oval pool deck - pressure treated #2 2 x 4's directly on top of 2 x 8 joists (12" spacing w/spans of 3' min up to 7' max ) to elevate the pool deck to allow a cantilever over the pool (9" to 12" from last beam). I...
  14. mount 2 round pipes side by side? Umbrella and handrail

    Building & Construction
    How to attach 2 round pipes side by side? There has got to be a bracket or something out there. I have an umbrella that I want to attach to a round pool handrail. Round pipe next to round pipe. Needs not rotate when the wind blows. Don’t want to damage handrail. Needs to be removable in the...
  15. Pool bonding problem under the concrete

    Electrical
    We are feeling a slight shock when touching the side of our in ground, 20 year old pool. My electrician has checked the bonding and says it's good. We called another electrician who said that if bonding is good then the short may be under the concrete and there is no way to fix it without...
  16. Help. Installing fence jump up a retaining wall?

    General DIY Discussions
    Not sure how to make the elevation change with the fence. Using 4 ft aluminum fence all around. Fence will attach to house with a gate over side walk. Then it will need to jump up hillside and go behind the retaining wall. Not sure how to make the elevation change with the fence. Retaining...
  17. Ontario - 20Amp circuit to shed - some underground

    Electrical
    Hello. I am in Oshawa, Ontario. I need to run a 20amp circuit to the shed to power the shed lights, tv and ceiling fan and an outside GFI for a pool motor (8A). Here are the details. - 120' run (Basement panel to shed) - 85' is outside. (25' underground) - Want to run conduit along the house...
  18. Hot Tub Sub Panel off of a Pool Sub Panel

    Electrical
    Hi all, I have a hot tub that requires a 50-60 amp GFCI power supply. The hot tub is located about 25' from the swimming pool sub-panel. he swimming pool sub-panel is fed by a 50 amp breaker on the home's main panel. Since the main panel has no open slots and the pool sub-panel is closer, I...
  19. Intex Pool Power

    Electrical
    I have a one of those Intex pools that go up for the summer, and are taken down (If i get to it) in the fall. Power is 150ft away at a GFCI outlet on our front porch. That is the only outlet around the exterior. I have an extension cord running to the pool, but am wondering how I can turn it on...
  20. New Hampshire Decking Material?

    Building & Construction
    I've read and enjoyed posts here and contractortalk.com. So Trex is right out. I'm a home owner. My landscape guy has many skills -- he's built decks and houses. But he doesn't build decks for a living. I traded him web site creation and marketing for landscaping. At first we were going to...
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