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Re: [APD] Vortex HELP! -- NOVEL cut short
"A longer period of time" hardly describes what I'm doing, we're talking
like 10 minutes with this thing before it gets extremely hot. I've tried
various things, including giving it some oil and the thing still overheats.
No bag, no powder, etc. etc. Aparently there's something else wrong with
this brand new unit. Just my luck.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jason Reck" <bigdaddysparky at earthlink_net>
To: "'aquatic plants digest'" <aquatic-plants at actwin_com>
Sent: Sunday, December 21, 2003 11:00 AM
Subject: RE: [APD] Vortex HELP! -- NOVEL cut short
> Diatom filters are generally not meant to run for a long period of time.
> It may just be that it's getting very clogged in a short period of time.
> Try putting it in the sink, charging it, and just letting it run. If it
> still overheats in a short period of time, when it's not actually
> filtering anything out of the water, then I would say that you have
> something wrong. If it runs with no problems, then your tank is just
> extremely dirty and you will have to clean the filter out more often.
> BTW, cleaning it out that often can get very expensive if you are buying
> diatom powder in the little bags. Go to Home Depot in the pool section
> and buy a big 25 lb box of diatomaceous earth for $9.00. A lifetime
> supply. :)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: aquatic-plants-bounces at actwin_com
> [mailto:aquatic-plants-bounces at actwin_com] On Behalf Of David Terrell
> Sent: Sunday, December 21, 2003 12:48 AM
> To: aquatic plants digest
> Subject: Re: [APD] Vortex HELP! -- NOVEL cut short
> Ok, the NOVEL I wrote while being upset is attached, long story short:
> I got a vortex, read the directions, charged everything properly and the
> motor gets too hot to touch and eventually shuts down on it's own. Do
> vortex ship with oil? Is that even a sign it _needs_ oil to begin with?
> To those of you that read my novel, I hope you were amused, if not I'm
> to write such long, almost endless emails. At almost 80wpm it's pretty
> for me to get carried away.
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