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    Going to PVC plumbing on AGP...help!!!

    I really need help with this...let me tell you what i have and hopefully you all can chime in and help:

    My inlet-outlets...and new pumping station platform...more to follow:
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    Thanks in advance for all your help!

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    Re: Going to PVC plumbing on AGP...help!!!

    filter output coupling...replace?...more to come....
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    Thanks all for your amazingly helpful advice! Bo

    18x33 Morada pool, 14,100 Gal - 2HP, 2SPD W/Skimmer and Caplet Basket, 125 GPM Waterway ProClean Cartridge Filter System – 8 Gal LQ - TF-100.

    Thanks in advance for all your help!

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    Re: Going to PVC plumbing on AGP...help!!!

    Bottom of skimmer...replace?

    Pool inlet...replace?
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    18x33 Morada pool, 14,100 Gal - 2HP, 2SPD W/Skimmer and Caplet Basket, 125 GPM Waterway ProClean Cartridge Filter System – 8 Gal LQ - TF-100.

    Thanks in advance for all your help!

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    Re: Going to PVC plumbing on AGP...help!!!

    what kind of coupling do i need for this thing?...i want to go to 2" PVC...except for the skimmer and outlet of course...i mean i think :
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    Thanks in advance for all your help!

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    Re: Going to PVC plumbing on AGP...help!!!

    old connections and some of the stuff i got from L's to test fit things (boy was i lost in the plumbing section)

    The old stuff is on the top right...all connected via black flex hose:
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    18x33 Morada pool, 14,100 Gal - 2HP, 2SPD W/Skimmer and Caplet Basket, 125 GPM Waterway ProClean Cartridge Filter System – 8 Gal LQ - TF-100.

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    Re: Going to PVC plumbing on AGP...help!!!

    Anyway all...i need help...also going to install the LQ 8 gal...how do i connect it without drilling into PVC?

    Thank you all in advance!

    Bo
    Thanks all for your amazingly helpful advice! Bo

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    Going to PVC plumbing on AGP...help!!!

    Use two PVC "T" and instead of clamps use 1/4" npt with 3/8" barb and use existing hose from LQ.

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    Re: Going to PVC plumbing on AGP...help!!!

    The hose adapter on the skimmer, and return can likely be unscrewed and replaced with a male adapter.

    If the pump is waterway, http://www.google.com/products/catalog? ... DMQ8wIwAg# this should fit.
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    Re: Going to PVC plumbing on AGP...help!!!

    IMO 1.5" plumbing on a standard AGP set-up like yours would be just fine, although I have nothing against going to 2". That said, scrap those 2 reducers you have next to the unions as they are not pressure rated fittings and are intended for waste water applications.

    Racket is spot on with his comments, the barbed fitting can just unscrew from the skimmer and you can use a 1.5" male adapter/slip fitting...same on the return.
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    Re: Going to PVC plumbing on AGP...help!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by racket
    The hose adapter on the skimmer, and return can likely be unscrewed and replaced with a male adapter.

    If the pump is waterway, http://www.google.com/products/catalog? ... DMQ8wIwAg# this should fit.
    Ordered them on the spot...thanks Brother!
    Thanks all for your amazingly helpful advice! Bo

    18x33 Morada pool, 14,100 Gal - 2HP, 2SPD W/Skimmer and Caplet Basket, 125 GPM Waterway ProClean Cartridge Filter System – 8 Gal LQ - TF-100.

    Thanks in advance for all your help!

    God Bless America!

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    Re: Going to PVC plumbing on AGP...help!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by dmanb2b
    IMO 1.5" plumbing on a standard AGP set-up like yours would be just fine, although I have nothing against going to 2". That said, scrap those 2 reducers you have next to the unions as they are not pressure rated fittings and are intended for waste water applications.

    Racket is spot on with his comments, the barbed fitting can just unscrew from the skimmer and you can use a 1.5" male adapter/slip fitting...same on the return.
    The 2" stuff is going back...going with the 1.5"...makes the reducers unnecessary...thank you!
    Thanks all for your amazingly helpful advice! Bo

    18x33 Morada pool, 14,100 Gal - 2HP, 2SPD W/Skimmer and Caplet Basket, 125 GPM Waterway ProClean Cartridge Filter System – 8 Gal LQ - TF-100.

    Thanks in advance for all your help!

    God Bless America!

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    Re: Going to PVC plumbing on AGP...help!!!

    One more question if i may...does this setup look like it will hold for the LQ input and output?

    I ask because i have not seen plastic barbs on many, if any, setups when i did a search looking for answers...and they seem flimsy compared to the brass kind.


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    Thanks all for your amazingly helpful advice! Bo

    18x33 Morada pool, 14,100 Gal - 2HP, 2SPD W/Skimmer and Caplet Basket, 125 GPM Waterway ProClean Cartridge Filter System – 8 Gal LQ - TF-100.

    Thanks in advance for all your help!

    God Bless America!

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    Going PVC...got LQ Inlet-outlet......

    Question:

    Does this setup look like it will hold for the LQ input and output?

    I ask because i have not seen plastic barbs on many, if any, setups when i did a search looking for answers...and they seem flimsy compared to the brass kind.


    Thanks!

    Bo
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    Thanks all for your amazingly helpful advice! Bo

    18x33 Morada pool, 14,100 Gal - 2HP, 2SPD W/Skimmer and Caplet Basket, 125 GPM Waterway ProClean Cartridge Filter System – 8 Gal LQ - TF-100.

    Thanks in advance for all your help!

    God Bless America!

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    Re: Going to PVC plumbing on AGP...help!!!

    Those will be fine. I would have went for the pushin type but that's just because they have less flow restriction. I used plastic wire ties as clamps on mine to secure the tubing to the barbs before I changed them all out.
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    Re: Going PVC...got LQ Inlet-outlet......

    Although mine looks a little more "heavy duty" they are plastic as well and have been in use for 3 years so far with no problem.
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