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Thread: Any tricks to removing a tight pool jet return fitting?

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    Any tricks to removing a tight pool jet return fitting?

    I have two return jets that need to be adjusted and they are stuck in there pretty good. I was going going to try some channel locks, but I figured I'd ask you guys opinions before I mess them up. I was also thinking about using one of those rubber lid grips that people use in the kitchen. Any tricks to loosen it?
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    Re: Any tricks to removing a tight pool jet return fitting?

    I would start with one of those rubber grips, then move to channel locks over those rubber grips, it should not take to much pressure to remove just torque
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    Re: Any tricks to removing a tight pool jet return fitting?

    Auto Oil filter wrench. Its a "rubber" wrench but probably a bit more industrial than the type used to open can lids. Also pretty cheap at most auto parts store.
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    Re: Any tricks to removing a tight pool jet return fitting?

    Strap wrench. One with a rubber strap works best. Move to channel locks only if you have to. They are much more likely to do damage.
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