Does anyone know what this is called and what it does

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  1. Nov 28, 2016 #1

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  2. Nov 28, 2016 #2

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    Welcome to the site,
    I can offer a guess, if you have two pipes, one to each side of the tub, this might be used to make both pipes the same length.
     
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    Looks like some sort of radiator to me but not any sort of efficient one.
     
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    make and model # to find the drawings ?
     
  5. Nov 29, 2016 #5

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    Lx 2020 is the only numbers I see on the tub
     
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    I think Chris is right. Most tubs have a method of insulating the bulk water to stay warm, but have service area without insulation to get at pumps and such that need to be heated to prevent freezing. In my tub when the heater stops working the tub will go into survival mode and use the hot water in the tub to prevent the pumps from freezing by slowly moving water around. I don’t know for sure how this tub works, where it is located or what kind of tub it is. The OP hasn’t given a lot of information.

    My guess is it is for heating something.
     
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    phoenix spas lx-2020
     
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    Just did and they've never seen it
     
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    The way it's cut in, I would say it's a repair of some sort.
     
  12. Nov 30, 2016 #12

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    It is called a Hartford loop and I guess it equalizes pressures for your jets. You can Google it for more info.
     
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    Well done.:thbup:

    It keeps the water out of the air system.
     
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    I did some more looking and it was originally made for boiler systems and is actually made to keep water in the heater if you get a leak so it doesn't make steam or a bomb or in your case cause a fire from heating without water in the system.
     
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    Wow Interesting thanks a lot Chris
     
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    Anytime!...
     
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    Luckily my brother was a spa tech for a few years.
     
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    Big time

    A tech from the above mentioned site told me to just remove it and by pass cuz he has never seen it do it must be nothing! ! !
     
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    So it must be
     
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    now we are all a little smarter.
     

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