Replacing pool filter: enough pipe?

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Old 08-29-16, 11:14 PM
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Replacing pool filter: enough pipe?

How would you go about replacing filter with so little pipe to work with?

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Old 08-29-16, 11:41 PM
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You've got an easy replacement there. Don't forgot... you're working with PVC. Cheap and easy.

Cut where the two red lines are. Unscrew the short stub from the valve on the left and replace it. One side is threaded. The tee and the elbow are garbage.

Pickup one 2" elbow, one 2" tee, one 2" threaded coupling for the valve end, and a 2" coupler.

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Cut it right at the tank. Should be plenty of pipe to work with. Can't see from picture but the piece may unscrew from the valve.

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These fitting are all available from pool supply stores. Get extras so you have them. You can always return them. You'll also need primer, glue and a short piece of 2" pipe for joining the parts.
 
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Thanks, that's very helpful!
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...Unscrew the short stub from the valve on the left and replace it...
Which piece is this exactly?
 
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Old 08-30-16, 06:58 AM
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The short stub sticking out of the valve to the right of the T. Don't forget to get a short piece of 2" pipe, You will need a threaded 2" slip fitting for the valve,
 
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The valve on the ground definitely has a threaded fitting on it.

Like I posted.... I can't tell at the multiport valve whether it's threaded or not.
 
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Originally Posted by pugsl
The short stub sticking out of the valve to the right of the T...
Ah! My other left.
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Don't forget to get a short piece of 2" pipe, You will need a threaded 2" slip fitting for the valve,
Gotcha, thanks!
 
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Originally Posted by PJmax
The valve on the ground definitely has a threaded fitting on it.

Like I posted.... I can't tell at the multiport valve whether it's threaded or not.
Yes, at the multiport valve, it's threaded; where you put the red line.
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Unless you are replacing the filter with the same exact model... you may need some slightly different fittings anyway. PVC is very forgiving so you can always cut back and replace with new.

I have a bucket of fittings that I use when I service several different pools.

If the new filter AND the multiport valve are both threaded... you can't use just a threaded nipple. That would be threads on both ends as there is no way to screw it into two fittings. You would use two fittings with threads on one end and you'd use a coupler between them.
 
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Originally Posted by PJmax
Unless you are replacing the filter with the same exact model... you may need some slightly different fittings anyway. PVC is very forgiving so you can always cut back and replace with new...
I'm looking at Hayward C1200 Star-Clear
 
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They look very similar so the fittings will be pretty much the same thing.
 
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Great, thanks...I appreciate it!
 
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