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    Help Adding a "to waste/drain" to plumbing

    Split by moderator from HERE. I think this is going to warrant a discussion, so it should be in your own thread. Thanks, jblizzle

    Quote Originally Posted by bobodaclown View Post
    Hello All,
    I have a CC 100 Cartridge filter in my plumbing system. I'm thinking of using the drain plug on the cartridge filter as a drain for my pool. I'm getting tired of dragging out the sump pump.

    This is my idea:
    1. Remove drain plug at the bottom of the cartridge filter canister. Its 1.5 inches threaded.
    2. Thread in an adapter or coupling to 1.5 pvc.
    3. Then a shut off valve then a 1.5 drain pipe.
    4. When I need to drain down the pool open the shut off valve and turn on the pool pump.

    Is there a reason this wouldn't work or shouldn't be done that way.
    I think this would be easier than cutting into the plumbing.

    Thanks in advance
    Bob
    I like it and would like to do the same but my drain plug at the bottom is being used by my pool heatpump...any suggestions? I do have a hose bib i'm using now but is very slow and a pain to keep hooking and unhooking to store. Need a more permanent solution.
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    Re: Help Adding a "to waste/drain" to plumbing

    I am going to need some explanation (pictures?) on why your heat pump is hooked up to your filter drain plug?

    The drain is on the dirty side of the filter cartridge, so if you are feeding the heater from that, you are sending dirty water through the heater and back to the pool. Unless you are returning the water from the heater to the filter. If the later, it would be pretty easy to add a T and plumb the heater in correctly. Then you could use the above described method of hooking up a drain line.
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    Re: Help Adding a "to waste/drain" to plumbing

    Inground 15x30 oval, plaster, 11250 gallons(?) with pool cage...jandy 100sq ft cartridge filter... SWG...Taylor K2006 Test Kit
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    Re: Help Adding a "to waste/drain" to plumbing

    This is all it would allow me to post...hope it helps. As you can see my filter is going to my heat pump,if this is bad I don't know. And my drain hose bib (very weak) is coming out of my pump. I want to hard plumb a line to my driveway 65' away with good flow...thanks!
    Inground 15x30 oval, plaster, 11250 gallons(?) with pool cage...jandy 100sq ft cartridge filter... SWG...Taylor K2006 Test Kit
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    Re: Help Adding a "to waste/drain" to plumbing

    You could remove the tee the spigot is in, add a 3 way Jandy valve and plumb a drain line from there.
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    Re: Help Adding a "to waste/drain" to plumbing

    Or just add a 3 way valve in the long vertical pipe going into the filter.
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    Re: Help Adding a "to waste/drain" to plumbing

    Yes, that would be easier to route the drain line back to the ground.
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