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Thread: Installing Intellichem--why two saddles per canister?

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    Installing Intellichem--why two saddles per canister?

    I'm installing an Intellichem with two pumps myself.

    Seems straight-forward, but I'm confused by the fact that two saddle fittings are included with each canister. I think I only need one per canister to inject chlorine and acid in the return line after the heater.

    But each canister came with two saddle fittings. Is the second just a spare, or am I missing something?

    Thanks!

    Dave Thomas

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    Re: Installing Intellichem--why two saddles per canister?

    Ok, called Pentair and figured it out.

    There's a a top and bottom fitting for each saddle. They are slightly different in size, but both have 1/2 inch female threads.

    You only drill through one of the 1/2" holes into the 2" pipe for the injection connection.

    So, each pump uses two "halves" of a saddle fitting.

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    Re: Installing Intellichem--why two saddles per canister?

    Above is not true (although that's what tech support told me).

    You only need one of the two pvc fittions. One is for 2" pipe (which I have) and the other is for a smaller pipe diameter, probably 1.5".

    Sorry for spreadin the misinformation.
    17,000 gallon gunnite pool and spa, PebbleTech finish
    Pentair Gas Heater, AquaCal Icebreaker heat pump, two Intelliflow pumps
    Intellichem with two canister mounted pumps, EasyTouch 8
    Superior Aqua "Health Care" Copper Ionizer and ozone injector
    Pool Miser water level controller (filled from well water)

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