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Thread: Handrail pipe stubs

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    Handrail pipe stubs

    I recently had my concrete deck pour completed. The bronze handrail fittings were placed pre-pour, and PVC pipe was inserted into these 2 connectors. The problem I am having involves trying to remove the pipe from the bronze connectors. Is there any magic trick to getting the pipe out of the bronze connectors so I can install my handrail? Thanks.

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    Re: Handrail pipe stubs

    Have you loosened the wedges that slide up and down in those fittings?
    22,000 Gal, in-ground ,vinyl. Pentair Intelliflo VS, Clean&Clear 420 cartridge, Hayward NG 300K heater, Polaris, EasyTouch,IC-40, (former Baquacil - converted to SWCG)

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    Re: Handrail pipe stubs

    I took stainless bolts out, but I haven't done anything else.

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    Re: Handrail pipe stubs

    Normally you do not have to remove the bolts completely, just loosen them so the wedges slip down. You might want to try rethreading the bolts back into the wedges a bit and then tap them with a hammer. Not too hard though...you just want to get thewdeges to slide down. Also recognize these suggestions are coming from a novice pool owner. You might want to wait for one of the pros to read your post and offer some professional opinion.
    22,000 Gal, in-ground ,vinyl. Pentair Intelliflo VS, Clean&Clear 420 cartridge, Hayward NG 300K heater, Polaris, EasyTouch,IC-40, (former Baquacil - converted to SWCG)

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    Re: Handrail pipe stubs

    Thanks man. I drove the wedges down and the pipe came right out. Appreciate it!

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    Re: Handrail pipe stubs

    Welcome to TFP!!

    How recently was the deck poured? You shouldn't install the handrail until the deck has fully cured (~28 days) you don't want to stress the new crete by having someone apply force to the rail before then - though this is a bigger problem with ladders.
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