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    Remove return jet fittings

    Hi,

    i was adjusting eyeball fitting on returns yesterday. Maybe I tighted too much by hand, now I cannot move the fitting by the hand at all. Which tool should I use? I have channel lock plier at home, but really afraid of breaking the plastic fittings

    first time adjusting return direction, and feel so frustrated...
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    Remove return jet fittings

    Mine get that way too. Generally I can just put a towel over the return for extra leverage and I untighten by hand. If you're going to use a channel lock, just put a towel between the tool and the return. I will say return jets are pretty cheap if you do end up breaking it. About $5 at most pool stores.


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    Re: Remove return jet fittings

    Try a rubber strap style adjustable wrench...more commonly as an oil filter wrench. Pick up at any auto parts store for probably less than $10.
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    Re: Remove return jet fittings

    Quote Originally Posted by blbncsu View Post
    Try a rubber strap style adjustable wrench...more commonly as an oil filter wrench. Pick up at any auto parts store for probably less than $10.
    These work perfectly (see pic below if you're not sure what it is). I use for just that purpose (loosing return jets). Can also use an set of channel lock pliers, but need to be really careful with those to not press too hard or you could crack.
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    Re: Remove return jet fittings

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    Re: Remove return jet fittings

    Quote Originally Posted by PoolguyinCT View Post
    Sp-1419t
    This is the tool used to tighten/loosen the eyeball itself once the jet assembly is removed. It is used on the backside of the jet.

    Hayward Pool Products | Seat Removal Tool | SP1419T | 30750 | 610377047715

    I use o-ring Lube on the threads of my eyeball jet, helps to keep it from getting stuck (as long as you don't over tighten it).
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