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    I need a Hayward Clamp Bolt Assembly

    After a few days of 80+ weather in SoCal, I figured I should get ahead of the game and clean my filters (Hayward de4820). When I was putting it back together, I realized that the clamp bolt and nut had both stripped. I then learned what you guys know- the clamp has been discontinued and these parts are obsolete. While my friendly neighborhood pool store had some spare parts, none of them fit my clamp. I went to Lowe's, no luck there, and then I went to Leslie's, where he tried to give me a $240 fix. Since I can live with a green pool for a couple of days, I figured I'd wait and ask you experts first.

    I've posted a picture of the bolt and sleeve nut. Any ideas where I can find a replacement? I haven't found luck on Google. Or, do I need to (gulp) bite the bullet and get a new clamp? I sure hope not- I'd much rather spend that $$$ on ingredients for making beer!

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    Re: I need a Hayward Clamp Bolt Assembly

    I'll check my spare parts and get back to you on this page. Good to know it's discontinued I'll have to hold on to them if I see them.
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    Re: I need a Hayward Clamp Bolt Assembly

    I don't know how much the clamp assembly is but before I spent $240 I'd haul that thing down to my local machine shop and see if they could make me one or two.
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    Re: I need a Hayward Clamp Bolt Assembly

    in the mean time. Let's say there are some threads left on the bolt, you can maybe find a nut that uses the same threads and backup that specialized nut with the regular nut.
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    Re: I need a Hayward Clamp Bolt Assembly

    I have never seen a fastener like that, so I'll start with: I don't know anything about this filter, so my ideas are truly off the grid. But I'll toss out a couple of ideas and see if something sticks. The biggest obstacle I am having is visualizing how it fits.

    If you have access to a tap and die set, you could clean the threads with a die. It has been my experience, the old nut will still work, if it has clean threads to run up on, but a chased bolt sometimes cannot handle a lot of torque. The problem of getting a new nut to function as the original, will be the one in the picture appears to function as a bushing/filler/washer.

    You also might be able to McGyver an eye bolt or j bolt, if you can find one in the right threads. Check fastenall or Grainger?
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    Re: I need a Hayward Clamp Bolt Assembly

    I work at a large theater in town, so I asked the stagehands if they had any suggestions. After trying it with a tap and die set, one of the guys said, "****, I'll just take it home and make you a new one!" So, instead of paying $240 for a part, I'll spend $25 on a bottle of Jack, and my friend gets a fun project to work on (well, two fun projects, if you include the bottle of Jack.)!

    And in somewhat related news, I hit an exacta at the track yesterday, so I can spend THAT money on beer ingredients!
    19,500 gallon plaster pool, Kreepy Krauly, IntelliFlo pump, Solar Sun Rings no longer heating the pool now that I have eight 4x12 Heliocol panels on my roof!

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    My cement pond is a 36K gunite 20X40 built in mid 1960s, Hayward S244S filter, Aquarite SWCG, Jandy 1.5HP 2sp, TF-Test kit and Nitro Wall Climber

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    I need a Hayward Clamp Bolt Assembly

    Use part number 194997. I know it's a Pentair number for its fns nautilus but it fits. 14 bucks.



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