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    Gone fishing... In the skimmer pipe.

    Well this morning my daughter was cleaning out the skimmer basket and kicked a screwdriver in the skimmer and down she went. We have to use a flathead screwdriver to get the skimmer lid off. Sits in the too tight. Luckily it looks to be less than 2 ft to the 90* turn in the pipe and the screwdriver is about 8 inches long. So my wife is running to tractor supply in search of a magnet on a stick type thing or long needle nose pliers. Thank the lord it fell handle first or I'd be in trouble. Needless to say I will fin another way to get it open.

    Anyone have any any ideas?
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    Re: Gone fishing... In the skimmer pipe.

    Other ideas? Record the fishing experiment for future laughs. Maybe attach the screwdriver to a cinder block like restroom keys at a gas station. I think you have the right about the magnet as long as the screwdriver shaft is steel or something the magnet will grab. Good luck!
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    Re: Gone fishing... In the skimmer pipe.

    Got it out with a magnet. I think I'm going to tie something larger to it that floats. Got plenty of sticks I could use. Definitely a laughable learning experience.
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    Re: Gone fishing... In the skimmer pipe.

    It was 1 in a million Dr, 1 in a million

    Magnet should work fine.
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    Re: Gone fishing... In the skimmer pipe.

    Sand on that lid so it doesn't need tools to open. Problem solved.
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    Re: Gone fishing... In the skimmer pipe.

    string with fishing hook might work, either way gives you something to do today LOL
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    Re: Gone fishing... In the skimmer pipe.

    Going to go sand on the lid for a bit and see if I can get a better fit.
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