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    Eyeballs Stuck!!

    Hello Everyone,

    I was trying to replace all of my old eyeball fittings. I was able to replace only one. All the others are pretty much jammed in. Any tips on how to remove them? Looked up youtube and all but could not find much info on this.
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    Re: Eyeballs Stuck!!

    In this case, it might be best to post a pic so we can see how those eyeballs are affixed to the wall. Some have different outer rings/fittings.
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    Re: Eyeballs Stuck!!

    I use a rubber strap wrench to loosen the rings on mine when they get too tight. Maybe that would work for you?
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    Re: Eyeballs Stuck!!

    Have you tried a pipe strap? Be carefull though, I broke one whole fitting once.
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    Re: Eyeballs Stuck!!

    I want to remove the whole fitting. Let me go home post lunch and will post a pic. To be honest, all of them are different. Looks like they were replaced at different times, and the previous owner just replaced it with whatever was at hand.

    I will have to get one of the strap thingies!
    Purex Titron FNS DE Filter 25000 gallons approx.
    Century A.O. Smith B855 56Y 2HP Motor. 40x25 (approx). Plaster surface.
    TFT-100 Test Kit.
    Rainbow Lifeguard 320.
    DX5+S Cleaner.

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    Re: Eyeballs Stuck!!

    This thread covers similar situation and the were a lot of suggestions, but kitchen gripper for jars won! Posting a picture will help get even more specific suggestions.
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    Re: Eyeballs Stuck!!

    Were you successful? If not, we can help more
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    Re: Eyeballs Stuck!!

    Eeek... due to work pressure, this one is on hold. Will do it this long weekend!
    Purex Titron FNS DE Filter 25000 gallons approx.
    Century A.O. Smith B855 56Y 2HP Motor. 40x25 (approx). Plaster surface.
    TFT-100 Test Kit.
    Rainbow Lifeguard 320.
    DX5+S Cleaner.

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    Re: Eyeballs Stuck!!

    Pipe Strap
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