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    Return fittings question

    I have these fittings on all my returns (I hope you can see them - this was about the only shot I could get since I don't have an underwater camera). To adjust the "eyeball" (which just seems to be a one sided lip) seems impossible. I can't move the thing at all and I don't know if I'm supposed to be unscrewing the whole part to get this pointed in the right direction or what.

    I have tried finding this item on the internet but it seems like they might be too old to be sold anymore. Is there any possibility I could just try and screw these off (with DH being the muscle) and replace with an easier to adjust model? I noticed that some returns have a piece that you can buy that helps you adjust them - at least that's what it looks like.

    Any ideas? This is the only one facing down in the pool and I really need it to face the surface to move things toward the skimmer.

    Thanks
    Anne
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    Re: Return fittings question

    You should be able to either turn it up or replace it with a movable eyeball fitting. Just rotate the fitting around.
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    Re: Return fittings question

    Just screws in and out. Try it with the pump off. Maybe use a rubber strap wrench or channel lock pliers if it's stubborn. Looks like whole thing is one piece. Mine is.
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    Re: Return fittings question

    Thanks guys. I was not able to turn it up unfortunately. I'll try to get it off and replace it - thanks for the suggestions
    Temecula, CA
    16X32 (approx) 20k gal, DE filter, IG, plaster/pebble with diving board & slide
    Whisperflo pump; Pentair SMBW 4000 Series filter... that's all I know! Still learning....

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    Re: Return fittings question

    Good news, when we loosened it up, we were able to move the eyeball. Thanks to DH and his endless supply of tools.
    Temecula, CA
    16X32 (approx) 20k gal, DE filter, IG, plaster/pebble with diving board & slide
    Whisperflo pump; Pentair SMBW 4000 Series filter... that's all I know! Still learning....

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