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Thread: Fitting for Vacuum Hose

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    Fitting for Vacuum Hose

    I have a 1-1/2 inch pipe attached to the suction side of the system that I want to use to vacuum ... there is no skimmer ... is there a fitting available that will allow the vacuum hose to be plugged in but that will close the suction when the hose is removed?

    Thanks ...

    --Jack
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    Re: Fitting for Vacuum Hose

    Welcome to TFP!!

    I can't think of anything offhand

    Usually the suction to that port is controlled by a valve at the pump system - you open the valve when you need to vacuum and close it when you're finished vacuuming.

    If you really want, you could spend $1000 ++ to automate the line and be able to just push a button to be able to open or close it (and adjust the other suction lines for vacuuming) - but, it's probably overkill
    Luv& Luk
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    Re: Fitting for Vacuum Hose

    It sounds like you have a 1 1/2" dedicated suction line. I have a 1 1/2" dedicated suction line which connects to my Hayward Navigator cleaner. At the wall, there is a connector for the hose like you describe where a cover covers the suction line when you remove the hose.

    Here's a link with a description that might help: http://www.aquasuperstore.com/products/ ... ~2222.html
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    Re: Fitting for Vacuum Hose

    Thanks ... exactly what I was looking for ...
    40K gal rectangular IG Gunite ... white plaster ... 20 ft negative edge ... 2 Intelliflo VF 3050 pumps ... 2 Sta-Rite Cartridge filters ... IC60 SWG ... Pentair Thermaflo heat pump

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