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  1. So, had to get a new light. Old one leaked and destroyed the insides. On a budget so didnt go fancy, as light is never really used and didnt want to spend a fortune. Had a Pentair intellibrite halogen and replaced with a pentair Amerlite. Incredibly hard to get old wire out, so after reading suggestions to remove the ground wire, i was able to get it out. Its a 100 foot run. Got the new light cable and a new #8 green ground wire in fairly easily with wire lube. NOW, when I was removing the old light, the bolt on top holding housing into niche was seized and it took the threading out with it. I figured once I got the new light I would figure out how to get it to stay. But now after reading the install manual, the bolt that holds the light is also part of the ground system by I guess bonding the light housing to the metal in the housing which in turn goes to ground lug to #8 ground back to power source. So, I went in pool with my goggles and saw the flat metal ring around niche and saw how it connected into where the bolt would go to hold light in. But now, I have nothing to thread onto. SO, first question is, is there a way to fix this so I am sure i am getting the proper ground? I saw a metal ring you can buy for about 50 bucks that seems to fit into the housing and has the notch on bottom and the screw hole on top. Would this tie into the ground if I were to use that? Any other ideas or solutions to this problem. Im guessing Im not the first to have this problem? One last thing, in removing the ground, I had to remove the potting compound. After putting new ground on lug, I covered it up with some jb weld wet area stuff. DO I need to use potting compound? I guess if I have to, I can lower pool at end of season and do it if needed, as yuou cant do this underwater, right? Right now, to drain it to fill it back up takes a toll on our well and we get iron that turns everything orange, as well as pool green, so really would like to avoid that for now, mid summer.
  2. I am going to add some pics as I am not sure what the part I am referring to is called, but I am helping neighbor fire up her hot tub that's been dormant/empty for about 5 years. It's inside. No leaks so far and all electronics seem to be functioning properly, but when I turn on the jet 2 (it's a balboa vs510sz control box), i hear a sort of rattling, knocking noise, like a ball or a something knocking around inside the jets. I pulled the panel from the area of suspected jets, and sure enough, the noise is coming from these "jet" fittings. spa side, they are two long narrow jets that for a t. back side they look like a rectangular horn. PLaying with aerator knob that runs to them doesn't change anything. Is there moving parts in these that could have froze up or broke from sitting so long? SHe doesn't recall ever hearing that noice when it was working years ago.
  3. Not sure if this is the right place for this post. Please redirect or let me know and I'll move it to proper location.... Had this heater that came with pool when we got the house. first try didn't work, but ended up being the orifices, and after cleaning the burners and all, it was working great...for about 2 seasons. End of last season, went to turn it on and it just cycled about 3 times and then just shut off. I get the 3 flash led which means ignition lock out. Anyway, at the time, I ordered a new ignitor. The old one I tested, and I was getting no continuity. Installed the new one, and same problem. I tested the new one and it showed continuity. The new one, btw, is a flat surface ignitor ( i guess the upgraded version for this model) I didnt really know much more then a continuity test to do on it. From there, I sort of quickly went through some tests until I closed up the pool and gave up on the heater. So, I guess, considering the above mentioned, I am back at the starting line, and if anyone out there can walk me through some troubleshooting, would greatly appreciate it. I read to test that I was getting 24v to the ignitor from the control box. I put a tester on it on the volts setting, and got nothing, as it was cycling to start up. But really, I am not even sure if I was testing it correctly... forgot to mention a few more details...the lights come on in sequence as they should. blower comes on. thermo light, pressure light, and the final light, the heater light comes on...this is when it seems to be trying to fire up. I smell a faint wiff of gas, and click or two, then it just stops. fan stays on...does this about 3 times then the heater shuts off and I get the 3 flashes on the led...no error on the front panel.
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