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Thread: Remove unneeded return pipe or not?

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    Jun 2015
    Gilbert, AZ

    Remove unneeded return pipe or not?

    We're in the middle of building our pool and I'm curious if I should have the builder fix this issue.

    The plumber initially put the returns in less than optimal spots, so the builder asked them to move a few returns. In some instances, they cut out the old return and used a straight coupler. However, on one return, they just cut the pipe behind the form and stubbed it off. The builder says it shouldn't cause issues, but it just seems sloppy to me.

    Any idea if this will cause flow issues? Should I ask the builder to cut it out and replace it with a coupler?

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    May 2014
    Columbia, SC

    Re: Remove unneeded return pipe or not?

    If I understand the question, on a pipe running along the perimeter of the pool they had a "T" fitting going to a return. They eliminated/moved this return so they just cut the pipe coming off the "T" fitting and capped it off.

    Sloppy? Yes.

    Need to change it? Not necessarily, but it bothers you so have them change it.
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