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Thread: Best way to connect these hoses to new multi-port?

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    Best way to connect these hoses to new multi-port?

    I am replacing my multi-port on my sand filter.
    The current connections look a little rough so I am wondering what the best way to connect these to the multi-port valve.

    The flexible pvc was glued so I had to cut it to get it off.

    http://imgur.com/a/uZsid

    Let me know what you guys think?
    18' x 36' Inground Rectangle Pool with Vinyl Liner
    1 HP Pump , 1081 Emerson Pool Motor (Age unknown)
    Sand Filter - Hayward Pro Series S210T 21"
    TF-100 Testing Kit
    Located in Upstate NY

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    Re: Best way to connect these hoses to new multi-port?

    Flex pvc should not be clamped onto fittings. Use MTAs in the multiport and glue the flex into the MTAs. You might need to use couplings, 90s or 45s to make everything work.

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    Re: Best way to connect these hoses to new multi-port?

    What is an MTA?
    I have a bunch of connectors like this, not sure if that is what you are referring to?
    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...L._SL1001_.jpg


    Should the hose in the bottom picture be glued as well? Not quite sure what material that is, it is the hose from pump to filter


    Also, is there a specific glue I should use? I have been looking through the forums but found nothing too concrete. Looks like regular PVC cement will work?
    18' x 36' Inground Rectangle Pool with Vinyl Liner
    1 HP Pump , 1081 Emerson Pool Motor (Age unknown)
    Sand Filter - Hayward Pro Series S210T 21"
    TF-100 Testing Kit
    Located in Upstate NY

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    Re: Best way to connect these hoses to new multi-port?

    MTA means schedule 40 pvc male threaded adapter. The mta threads into the multiport and the pvc pipe glues into the socket.

    Only flex pvc should be glued. Other hoses use clamps.

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