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    Unhappy Screwed up a return!

    OK, trying to add a "water feature" to our pool, I snapped off one of the return outlets. I had taken off the threaded nozzle cover, and putting it back on it broke apart.

    Pool was built in 1991, and the heat here in South Carolina I'm sure takes a tool on this PVC (if it's PVC). Name on front of the threaded part says "Pac-Fab, Inc." It looks to be about 1 1/2" diameter. There is a remaining portion of it still glued into the return piping, maybe 1/2".

    Questions:

    Can I find a replacement part for this? I googled Pac-Fab and found only replacement parts for filters, etc.

    Do I need to drain the pool below the return to remove the remainder of the outlet part? Can I repair it "under water?"

    Once I get the remainder out, is there a newer return type that I can install? Maybe one that threads male into female, versus female onto male?

    I've added a picture of the return in case that helps...

    thanks!

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    Re: Screwed up a return!

    Is the part remaining in the pool wall threaded? Did you look at these? Directional Insider Swimming Pool Outlet - White - Pentair 542002 | Ace Pools
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    Re: Screwed up a return!

    Does one of these look like it? Wall, Return and Eyeball Fittings.
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    Re: Screwed up a return!

    The first one looks like it. It's definitely a slip fitting. Glued in. Some portions of it are still in the return pipe
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    Re: Screwed up a return!

    Ok what's the best way to remove the pieces of the nozzle that are glued in the return pipe? Drain the water below the pipe and use my dremel? Is there a special solvent for this?
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    Re: Screwed up a return!

    I've searched all these forums, and the return repairs I've found deal with threaded nozzles. My nozzle was glued in back in 1991. The only thing I can think to do is drain the water to just below the pipe and use my dremel to slowly file away the pieces remaining that are glued in. Yes/no?
    4k, IG, Gunnite, Jandy Valve, 1HP Haywood, 2" flow, single 2" line for skimming & vacuum, Pentair FNSP 36 DE w/125 GPM Multiport 50 PSI, TF-100 Test Kit, built 1991, Hilton Head, SC

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