The Ultimate Guide to Spas and Hot Tubs : Troubleshooting by Terry Tamminen

By Terry Tamminen

When you are wondering getting a scorching bathtub or spa - or already personal one - this is the easiest funding you may make. there is not any larger luxurious than enjoyable on your personal sizzling bathtub or spa. if you would like to make the leap with self assurance - and never get soaked - allow Terry Tamminen, ''poolman to the stars,'' allow you to do it your self and store thousands.Terry is helping you decide, buy, set up, fix, continue, and improve all kinds of spas and scorching tubs. You get components and instruments lists, methods of the exchange for every approach, and a problem ranking that can assist you come to a decision if it is time to name a certified. Invite the pals to take pleasure in your new spa or sizzling bathtub! This name is helping you with: choosing the right spa or scorching bathtub (from over a dozen varieties) in your web site, finances, and person wishes; and, real looking fee estimates. It gains: easy-to-understand, photo-illustrated set up and service courses; and, simple-to-build decks and enclosures for extra amusement, privateness, and price. It deals details on: heating inexpensively and heater fix; automated cleansing; water chemistry made effortless; winterizing assets of cost-saving popular elements; and, extra!

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Unsupported pipe will sag and bind when you cut it. That is, as you cut, it pinches the saw blade, making cutting difficult—and straight, clean cuts impossible. Threaded fittings are obvious and simple; however, leaks occur most often in these connections. The key is to carefully cover the male threads with Teflon tape and to tighten the fitting as far as possible without cracking. Teflon tape “fills” the gaps between the threads to prevent leaking. Apply the tape over each thread twice, pulling the tape tight as you go, so that you can see the threads.

Teflon tape “fills” the gaps between the threads to prevent leaking. Apply the tape over each thread twice, pulling the tape tight as you go, so that you can see the threads. Apply the tape clockwise (Fig. 2-7) as you face the open end of the male threaded fitting. If you apply the tape F I G U R E 2 - 6 Measuring pipe and fittings. 29 30 CHAPTER TWO backward, when you screw on the female fitting, the tape will “skid” off the joint. Try it both ways to see what I mean, and you will make that mistake only once!

PVC is manufactured in a variety of different strengths depending on the intended use. To help identify the relative strength of PVC, it is labeled by a schedule number; the higher the number, the heavier and stronger the pipe. Spa plumbing is done with PVC Schedule 40. Some gas lines are plumbed with PVC Schedule 80. Ultraviolet light from the sun will cause PVC to become brittle over time, losing strength under pressure and creating cracks. Chemical inhibitors are added to some PVC to prevent this, the most common and cheapest being simple carbon black (which is why plastic pumps and other pool/spa equipment is often made black).

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