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Old 05-10-2014, 4:38pm   #1
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$450 for the Controller. $550 to install it.


F'k it, I'll do it myself.


Spent about three hours removing the old controller, replacing the wiring connections to the two pumps 'cause the connectors are different, removing the old 120V ozonator (the 220V ozonator I paid for did NOT ship with the controller I got ), removing the old topside panel while trying to figure out a way to pass the new wire from the new topside panel to the Controller, vacuuming out a ton of leaves and debris that the Spa Tech probably would have left in place, verifying the jumpers are all set properly, cleaning the old plumbing connections, draining the very last of the standing water in the tub.

Tomorrow I'll probably spend a couple of hours installing the new topside controller and trimming it out so it's watertight and looks good, and install the new digital controller.

$100 bucks an hour for a project that's about a 3/10 level of difficulty... WIN.







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I fixed my ac condenser today. I fired up the ac for the first time this morning and the condenser fan didn't start..
Mice ate the thermostat wire insulation and the wires were touching inside the condenser control box. I vacuumed it all out and reran a new wire. It works like a charm...

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water and electricity? what could possibly go wrong?
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water and electricity? what could possibly go wrong?
I figure I'm covered, because GFI.

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water and electricity? what could possibly go wrong?
Beat me to it.......
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I know an electrical engineer that works pretty cheap.

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common all wires to hot, cut the ground.
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I figure Red is positive, Black is ground, and I dunno 'bout the white and green wires.

I just clipped 'em off as far back as possible.

They was gettin' in my way.

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I figure Red is positive, Black is ground, and I dunno 'bout the white and green wires.

I just clipped 'em off as far back as possible.

They was gettin' in my way.




Wait till they throw Brown, Orange, Yellow, Grey and Green at you.
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those extra wires, with all the fancy designer colors are just for show, they aren't needed.
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those extra wires, with all the fancy designer colors are just for show, they aren't needed.
That's what I'm sayin'.
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Can Molly use the phone?
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That's what I'm sayin'.
it just lets them charge more when some non-expert decides to peek inside the control box.

'yes sir, this is a high tech device here, well worth the extra cost'.
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Can Molly use the phone?
Molly is going to inherit a nice place shortly.
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Damn.

Just had my pubic hairs shortened (blackened) by 1/4".


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Is this normal?????!

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ONE o' mah BALLS just 'ssPLODDED!!

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Hang in there Molly, it's almost all yours.
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