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11:49AM | 01/03/05
Member Since: 01/02/05
2 lifetime posts
I have a Novi Jetted tub. For some reason the two jets behind your shoulders have lost there pressure. Which makes the other six more powerful, which is quite uncomfortable. The ones behind your neck don't really do much good. Any one know what a girl should do to fix the problem?

Thank, Cheryl

Jim D

12:15AM | 01/04/05
Member Since: 01/06/01
342 lifetime posts
CherylAnnDaub - hi, it sounds like you have some sort of partial pipe blockage there. Are you able to access the area around the sides of the tub to examine the pipes? Hopefully, the pipes are either translucent enough to see into/through them or are flexible enough to do a "squeeze test" to check for blockage. If the pipes are fairly solid and inflexible, you may be able to probe into them from the jet end with a plumber's snake (one with a small end) or electrician's fish tape. Since you're not experiencing a major water leakage when using the tub, it doesn't appear you have broken pipes or a major air leak. That said, how many air controls do you have for adjusting the jet pressure? Is it possible the one for your neck area has either been closed down too tight/loosened too much, or somehow become broken?

I had a whirlpool bath in my last rental house and the pipes used were translucent & flexible enough for me to examine them with a good flashlight. The hard part was getting access to them - the surround for the tub was well secured and hidden well! My tub had only 1 air adjustment control for its 6 jets, and I found spots in the adjustment range where some of the jets (along the legs) became much stronger than the other jets (by the shoulders).

Also, as FYI - there were some posts earllier in 2004 by someone trying to locate replacement jets for his Novi unit. He discovered Novi American was bought out although I think he did locate some place for technical support. You may want to do a search on this thread for "Novi" and see if it gives you more help. I know I posted at least 1 reply so you'll see my name in it.

I hope this gives you some starting help - good luck and Happy New Year! Jim D/West Point, VA

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