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Thread: Hard pipe. Need help with gate valve.

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    Hard pipe. Need help with gate valve.

    My waterway pump has a gate valve that has a air line off on it going into the pump strainer basket feeding from the skimmer. It has a straight end on it to pipe clamp a hose on it. I want to hard pipe the lines and there is a valve-air like valve on the bottom that isn't attached to anything? Does this allow a small amount of air to flow in the pump? Was something suppose
    to be attached? I was gonna grab a new union and not use this piece. Is this okay or do I need that piece because of the bottom valve thing
    19k 15x36' inground oval vinyl lined pool with deep end. 3 returns , 1 skimmer, 1 main drain. TF-100 test kit

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    Re: Hard pipe. Need help with gate valve.

    So I found on there website:


    • 3/8″ barbed fitting to accommodate offline chlorinators

    weird this would be before the filter as I thought it should be after. Im assuming I don't have to worry about this nipple and just replace the hole piece.
    19k 15x36' inground oval vinyl lined pool with deep end. 3 returns , 1 skimmer, 1 main drain. TF-100 test kit

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    Re: Hard pipe. Need help with gate valve.

    Correct, that should have been plumbed after the filter.
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