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Old 06/30/2011, 11:04 AM   #1351
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That's awesome...heading out to the garage and rifle through my "boxes of stuff" now.

I have everything on the list except the motor. However, I do have a 1/2 hp pool pump motor...hmmm....Binford 2000 wiper!
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Old 06/30/2011, 11:41 AM   #1352
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Let's try this link
[URL]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6pXdDwLAVA&feature=youtube_gdata_player[URL]

It's got to be RC cus it work on other forums.


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Old 06/30/2011, 01:25 PM   #1353
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Here you go...

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Old 06/30/2011, 06:52 PM   #1354
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Old 07/03/2011, 11:27 PM   #1355
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So my swabbie has been running for 4 days now, and the neck looks like I just cleaned it.

Also I'm really happy with how much better it's skimming. I even had to adjust the flow through the skimmer. It was skimming to wet.


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Old 07/04/2011, 07:59 AM   #1356
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About 4-5 days of skimming. Literally put it together and plugged it in and haven't touched a thing since.




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Old 07/12/2011, 09:27 PM   #1357
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Need quick help. Not having much fun searching the thread.

After about a week of running awesome, suddenly the bubbles are only going half as high as they were and not reaching the cup at all. Water level is the same. I'm using filter socks, so there shouldn't be any large debris getting into the pump. ??


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Old 07/12/2011, 10:54 PM   #1358
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forddna try boiling some RO water and remove the air tubing from the silencer and let the pump suck it in this should clean the venturi and solve the problem. Or the pump has slid over and is touching the side of the sump. Or you have something wedged in there also.


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Old 07/13/2011, 06:35 AM   #1359
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Nothing wedged, and it hasn't moved. This is weird. It's getting bubbles into the collection cup this morning. All I did was pull the pump out of the water, remove the air line, and let it drip dry upside down. I had just put it back together and fired it back up when I posted my question because it appeared to be the same still. But this morning, it seems to be working!


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Old 07/28/2011, 03:39 PM   #1360
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Does anybody know why their website is disabled?


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Old 07/28/2011, 05:54 PM   #1361
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I haven't tried it it in a while. Just email John at this address. He will respond.

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Old 08/04/2011, 12:07 PM   #1362
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Unfortunately, it looks like production for the i-tech skimmers has stopped for the time being.


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Old 08/04/2011, 12:32 PM   #1363
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Hopefully they restart I upgraded from a itech 100 to itech 200. Maybe in the future upgrade to bigger tank and will need a itech 400


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Old 08/05/2011, 06:58 AM   #1364
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Is it Just Me?

I've fighting my I-Tech 200 since I started using socks with it. Evertime I change socks, the skimmer goes friggin crazy and fills up. My normal process was to take the socks and spray the gunk off and place in brute. When I had 10 socks it was time to wash. I wash In a HE washer with a capfull of bleach and rinse twice and allow to thoroughly dry. (seems like what most do)

Here are the things I've done to try and combat it.

1) Turned off skimmer for 15 mins...30 mins...1 HOUR...still fills up the collection cup.
2) Stopped using bleach...still fills up the collection cup. Combined step one and two, no change.
3) Went back to bleach and triple rinsed and hung outside in the sun for 2 days. No help.
4) Rubbed my hands on the inlet of the skimmer pump ...works sometime but not all the time. I turn my back and it's bubbling up Texas Tea in the cup...

I've succumbed to turning down the skimmer and turn it back up (if I remember that day!) when I feel it's over it's temper tantrum.

I'd like to hear any other experiances you may have. thanks.


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Old 08/05/2011, 07:51 AM   #1365
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I’ve experienced the same after water changes with cup cleanings. I just wait about an hour or so afterwards before I turn it back on with mixed results definitly more positive than overruns. What happens is that I watch it of course and shut it down just as it starts to overrun only if I don't wait it out. As you have seen it runs best when dirty. I go two weeks between water changes and with cup cleanings and I’m curious on how long others are going between cleanings.


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Old 08/05/2011, 08:08 AM   #1366
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Is anyone else having trouble getting their cups off?

I used the suggested "super lube" to lube the oring and it seemed to make it harder at times. When I clean it and re-lube it works well for a short amount of time. After the week is threw and I need to clean the cup it is damn near impossible to get the cup off.

Any ideas.

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Old 08/05/2011, 10:50 AM   #1367
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Don't know if this will help but I do not apply the lube to the oring. I smear the lube around the bottom 1/4 inch or so of the outer skimmer base. Before I started using the lube my cup was almost imposible to remove in its tight space with about 1 inch clearance above the lid, and now it's prety easy. I apply the lube maybe 2 or 3 times a year.


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Old 08/05/2011, 12:10 PM   #1368
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Typlus5 use something like Amquel to remove the chlorine.


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Old 08/07/2011, 01:38 PM   #1369
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Hey Typlus5, I've found if I boil the sock in RO/DI for a few min then let it cold b4 reusing. I don't get a crazy skimmer.


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Old 08/07/2011, 01:47 PM   #1370
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Run extra rinse. I don't use bleach just run mine under hot water cycle. I wash 3 of them under hot water and extra rinse and have no issues and just air dry in the laundry room.


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Old 08/07/2011, 01:54 PM   #1371
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Hey Typlus5, I've found if I boil the sock in RO/DI for a few min then let it cold b4 reusing. I don't get a crazy skimmer.
You don't really do this? I can barely use the washer for the socks, my wife would flip coming home to sock stew!


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Old 08/07/2011, 07:13 PM   #1372
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You don't really do this? I can barely use the washer for the socks, my wife would flip coming home to sock stew!
After it's been washed. I'll boil it. Maybe Im lucky my wife works. I do most of my maint while she's at work. So I don't get yeld at for not spending time with her, also for using her dishes for fish stuff as well. Shh she has no clue the sock filters get washed in the washer. I'd probably be killed.


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Old 08/07/2011, 07:37 PM   #1373
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Dude, I want to party with you!


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Old 09/13/2011, 07:46 PM   #1374
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Ok I have started using my i tech 100 again this week on a new system and I cannot find the beginning point to keep the skimmer running without it overflowing. I remember on my last system I ran the point somewhere just off center after the breaking in period but right now no matter what the cup fills pretty quickly.

With the white dot closest to the skimmer body being #1 where should I start? I know little movements make a huge difference with this skimmer but I cannot run it at night or while at work to make sure.

I looked for their forum but could not find it either.

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Old 09/13/2011, 07:55 PM   #1375
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Is the water level in your sump higher than it was in the other system ?


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