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Help - Raypak heater governor plug blowout !

Posted by Arcteryx (My Page) on
Tue, Aug 20, 13 at 14:42

I turned the pool valves to Spa operation just to check out things but it had been about 2-3 months since last done. When I turned pool switch back on - the governer plug completely blew out of the side housing ! - not good.

I'm concerned the valves did not turn properly perhaps - causing a massive pressure backup ?

Ordered the new parts already - hoping the housing threads aren't stripped (hard thermoplastic in black).

Any analysis ?

Tks -

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RE: Help - Raypak heater governor plug blowout !

Looks like the manifold header threads are stripped - big bummer. Will have a pro install this as it looks detailed along with gas operation, etc...too much to leave in my hands.

Can a HVAC (my air conditioner) contractor do this work ?

RE: Help - Raypak heater governor plug blowout !

Contractor showed me all the rusted out parts (1999 install) and we tried to remove the header - the bolts are rusted out...typical planned obsolesence i guess.

Decided to go with a new Pentair Mastertemp 400 (natural gas non-cupro)...prolly should get cupro HD but selling home next year. $3K installed..not happy.

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