Ok guys, I recently picked up this hot tub used and it needed a new
circulation pump to work. I got the pump and installed it, while
installing it, one of the plastic elbows broke coming off the heater
do to it being old and a tight fit for everything. I replaced it and
cleaned up the tubing and even added hose clamps instead of the little
spring loaded ones it had on it. I got the tub about 1/4 way full and
could not resist the erge to see if tub would power on for 2 seconds
and then shut it off.....I countinued filling the tub and started to
notice some water builing up. I then noticed a leak right where the
breakoff valve ( I think that is what it is called) was in the tube
going to the new circ pump. I am wondering if I could have built up
some pressure in the line with turning it on the 2 seconds. I am not
looking forward to tearing it back apart. Thanks for any input.
The real risk in doing this is if the heater is on and doesn't have
water flowing past it. Typically these heaters are about 6KW and
just inside a 2" pipe housing. With no water and powered, it will
burn out quickly. Even if it were completely dry, 2 secs wouldn't
burn it out though.
.I countinued filling the tub and started to
I never heard of a breakoff valve. But whatever is leaking has
nothing to do with you turning it on for a few seconds. The leak
needs to be fixed.
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