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Thread: Tool to loosen unions on IC40

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    Tool to loosen unions on IC40

    I'm getting a low salt reading on my IC40 of 2600 ppm even though I measured 3400 ppm with Aquacheck test strips. Before I try to recalibrate I want to inspect the IC40 but don't possess the super-human strength necessary to remove the unions. Is there a tool to help with this?
    20'x34' gunite pool, 7' raised spa, Wet Edge Primera, VS3050 pump, 2x whisperflo pump for water features and in-floor cleaner, CC520 Cartridge filter, Pentair 400k btu heater, Intellichlor IC40, Paramount PV3, Easytouch8

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    Re: Tool to loosen unions on IC40

    A strap wrench is the best thing to use, but a big ole pair of channellocks will do it too. They just booger the unions up a bit if you're careful, or a whole lot if you're not!
    Dave J. TFP Moderator
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    Re: Tool to loosen unions on IC40

    I've also used an adjustable Oil Filter Wrench, about $7 from auto parts store.
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