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?
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.
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.
Should have written as "you couldn't thread it in that far".
Thanks poolguynj, it won't happen again.
For what it's worth, I just did this this morning to one of my pumps.