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    Pebble stuck in sheer descent

    I can see it in the mouth is the unit. Any idea on what to do without tearing up the opening?
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    Re: Pebble stuck in sheer descent

    Quote Originally Posted by mgmoore7 View Post
    I can see it in the mouth is the unit. Any idea on what to do without tearing up the opening?
    Is there room enough to slip some sidecutter pliers in and crack the pebble into smaller pieces that will wash through?
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    Re: Pebble stuck in sheer descent

    The opening can't be more than 3 to 4mm
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    Re: Pebble stuck in sheer descent

    Your pool was built this year right? I would contact the Builder and let them fix it so that they can be responsible for any damage they cause.
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    Re: Pebble stuck in sheer descent

    This is a builder warranty issue. Call them.
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    Re: Pebble stuck in sheer descent

    I'd get a jig saw or sawzall blade and work it back and forth by hand until the pebble comes undone.
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    Re: Pebble stuck in sheer descent

    I agree have the builder check it. I had the same problem shortly after start up. I used a Butter knife to put behind the small pebble and pulled the pebble out. No damage occurred.
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    Re: Pebble stuck in sheer descent

    Thanks, I turned it on again today and there was no issue. I will monitor.
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    Re: Pebble stuck in sheer descent

    Turned out to just be a small piece of foam, probably from its own packing material.
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    Re: Pebble stuck in sheer descent

    Sheer descents are supposed to have a stone trap (kind of like the particle trap on a gas line) and splinter screen in the piping leading up to it to keep debris out. Sometimes those are accessible for maintenance purposes.

    Does your setup have that?
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    Re: Pebble stuck in sheer descent

    There is nothing that i am aware of
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