Hello everyone, the return to my main and small pool is 2inch copper pipe with an ORTEGA brass valve. It seems stuck. I removed the 4 screws that hold the front and carefully pried the valve half way out, and it would not come out any more. I didn't want to force it so I tapped it back in place.
Looks like most new installs are 2inch PVC, so if I pull the brass valve out and break it, can a PVC valve replace it even if the pipe remains copper? Reason I ask is that the local repair shops won't do copper, they offered me to cut off the copper and replace everything with PVC, which is more labor than I can afford right now.
Thanks for advice.