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  1. I'll keep this info to myself. If the wife get wind of it I'll have yet another project. Lol. That setup sounds awesome. Wife's garden is about 500 soft and the water bill is ridiculous
  2. IDK what name this is but it's off a dirty water pump. Shaft is the same diameter and has the threads that match the original pump. To mount I'm just blocking it with scrap 2x4 and cut a peice of sheet metal to adapt the pump to that motor as the mounting legs are further out. Yes completely rigged but all safety features of the original are intact. Figure it'll run maybe 20 minutes every 12 hours just to circulate the water a bit.
  3. @RDspaguy lol trust me when it comes to mixing water and electricity I've learned the hard way many times over. My test outlet is GFCI. As it goes back together for final use I'm using the original cord and guts. Only change is swapping out the motors. Pretty sure the fish don't need the full pressure of the 1 hp motor.
  4. @RDspaguy @CanadianSpaTech Keep in mind I'm just doing this for fun and learning a bit more. Now that the youngest now has a tub my fun is over.
  5. Yes. Kind of. Direct wired the pump to an extension cord. Only to test it. Definitely wouldn't run it like that for any length of time
  6. Yep. For what it's being used for, a pond no big deal. The motor sounds like a diesel engine lol. That coming out and I'm plumb a 1/2 hp pump on a timer just to circulate the water for the koi and keep it from going stagnant. . Figured out why it wouldn't run through the board. Too high Amp draw from the bad motor. The 1/2 hp works fine. Checked out the Hot Springs jetsetter for the daughter. The 2 directional jets are just missing the center section. Controls all work and nice and hot. Cover is usable but a little waterlogged. Got it for $250
  7. Got the motor running. Had to direct wire it for some reason. Getting power from the control panel plug but for some odd reason it won't run it. Then I can direct wire it from the motor plug and it works. ????? Motor is definitely on it's last leg. I can hear it running in the house. Kinda knew that already.. Anyway one small leak at the top of the diverter valve but it goes back into the tub.
  8. Sorry ground in the GFCI plug. It wouldn't allow it to reset
  9. Definitely. I actually picked up a twin to my Solana a while back thinking I would strip it for usable spare parts and make my wife's pond from that shell. It was free other than the 6 hour round trip to get it. Got it home and started messing with it, and amazingly the reason it wasn't working was a bad ground wire. My oldest daughter now owns that one.
  10. There's a nice Hot Springs going for $300 and as described only needs a cover and 2 jets. And the jets work just missing the covers
  11. Yea I was thinking of doing that. Actually it's just the motor locked up. I'm going to see if I have a similar one in the "pile o' junk" tomorrow. And definitely clean up the guts. All lit up and functioning except the frozen motor.
  12. Thanks. After a while of internet searching I figured that was the case. So for now she'll wait for me to "find" a better quality tub. This one will get my spare dirty water pump and become a koi pond.
  13. Just picked this thing up and want to get it up and running for my daughter. I know I need a new pump but while checking it out I couldn't find a heater. At least nothing resembling a heater as I'm used to. Anyone know where it could be hiding. Here are some pics.
  14. BThis stuff is indestructible. While I've never used it on my hot tub I have on everything else exposed to water. Including the seams of my RV roof and windows. 18 years and still holding up. Doesn't shrink or harden and is mold/mildew resistant. Only drawback is you can't smooth it out with a finger like regular caulk. https://www.lowes.com/pd/OSI-GS121-10-fl-oz-Clear-Synthetic-Polymer-Gutter-Sealant/50314839
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