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Help! Pool Equipment

Posted by jdub21 (My Page) on
Sat, Oct 20, 12 at 14:14

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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RE: Help! Pool Equipment

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


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RE: Help! Pool Equipment

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.


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

Scott


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Thanks poolguynj, it won't happen again.


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

Scott


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