Help! Pool Equipment

jdub21October 20, 2012

My backwash pipe broke off today when i accidentally hit it with the lawnmower. I thought i would be able to unscrew the PVC piece from the valve but it is cemented in.

Any ideas how to get this out so i can fix?

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poolguynj

I seriously doubt it was cemented.

Cut two deep scores, about an inch apart, in the fitting, stopping just before the MPV's threads. Then, with a flat head screwdriver, chisel the one inch section towards the center. The fitting should break free.

Scott

    Bookmark   October 21, 2012 at 12:20AM
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jdub21

Thanks. I may give that a try. The PVC is "cement glued" in. I can not get it to budge at all. I talked with the guy at my local pool store and he said worse case, I would need to purchase a new Valve. I was hoping that i would not have to do that. I'll try cutting it out.

    Bookmark   October 22, 2012 at 8:20AM
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poolguynj

Should have written as "you couldn't thread it in that far".

Scott

    Bookmark   October 24, 2012 at 3:49AM
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Pool-Girl

Thanks poolguynj, it won't happen again.

    Bookmark   October 24, 2012 at 10:53AM
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poolguynj

For what it's worth, I just did this this morning to one of my pumps.

Scott

    Bookmark   October 24, 2012 at 7:14PM
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