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    Stretch this back in track?

    I'm not even sure what this is called. Anyone know how stretch it to get it back in? I've tried a hairdryer, but I don't think it's stretching? Any advise?

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    Re: Stretch this back in track?

    Nope. But, maybe this will help, Liner out of track A-B-Cs
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    Re: Stretch this back in track?

    I read that one, and was actually able to get my liner back up using those tips! But this isn't the liner and it won't stretch the same?
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    Re: Stretch this back in track?

    HOT water (do not burn your self) poured over it with quick hands to push it in...........with gloves on to protect hands.

    Hair dryer-------one holding hair dryer while other works what ever it is back in.

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    Re: Stretch this back in track?

    Hair dryer and pool?!?
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    Re: Stretch this back in track?

    Quote Originally Posted by pooldv View Post
    Hair dryer and pool?!?
    LOTS of care and slow movement!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I know that is why I started with hot water!

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    Re: Stretch this back in track?

    Thanks all! I was able to get the liner back up & in track using boiling water & a hairdryer, but I can't get this piece. Anyone know what it is/does?
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    Re: Stretch this back in track?

    Not sure if you're uploading or linking an image, but it doesn't seem to be working. Check this out:

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    Re: Stretch this back in track?

    Quote Originally Posted by JVTrain View Post
    Not sure if you're uploading or linking an image, but it doesn't seem to be working. Check this out:

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    Thank you! For some reason it shows on my phone, but not on my desktop? I'm tying it with Flickr...
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    Re: Stretch this back in track?

    It showed for me when I first looked at it but now it does not. WEIRD!

    I am only guessing but could it be a "gasket" or seal to keep water out from behind the steps? What does where it go look like? Open, closed, hole, ????

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    Re: Stretch this back in track?

    Looks like it is supposed to fit into that track between the coping and steps? Does it seem like the gap is too wide and the strap/tubing is not being wedged in there? Perhaps the gap has gotten wider and is not holding the spline tightly enough? If so, I would look into trying to get a larger diameter spline or wrapping your current spline to make it larger? Seems like a similar application to putting new spline in a screen door/window but I could be waaaaaay off base here.
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    Re: Stretch this back in track?

    Thanks all! I don't think that the gab got wider, it snaps in good, just not enough slack, it's so tight.
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    Re: Stretch this back in track?

    Could it hold the wiring for the lights? It's got a Pentair lighting system.
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    Re: Stretch this back in track?

    That is the fiber optic rope lighting.
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    Re: Stretch this back in track?

    Quote Originally Posted by swimcmp View Post
    That is the fiber optic rope lighting.
    Thank you! Any clue how to get it back in the track?
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    Re: Stretch this back in track?

    Quote Originally Posted by TyroBullmastiff View Post
    Thank you! Any clue how to get it back in the track?
    Perhaps soften it in boiling water and grease it up a little?
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    Re: Stretch this back in track?

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard320 View Post
    Perhaps soften it in boiling water and grease it up a little?
    Thank you! I will try it. I need another inch or so��
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