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    waterway eyeball fittings

    We had our pool redone after 34 years and the Eyeball fittings they installed won't rotate. They are made by Waterway and are in the color of dark grey. Out older ones moved easily to change the water flow direction for the Zodiac Cleaner. My question is does anyone know if they make these fittings that do not freely so you can change the flow or are new pieces just stiff and hard to move?
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    Re: waterway eyeball fittings

    My eyeball is very hard to move but it does move. Are they bolted on or screw in (does the face have screws or does the whole fitting thread into the return?
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    Re: waterway eyeball fittings

    If they are waterway I think they are the screw in kind. It might be a good idea to loosen the with a wrench and the pump off, and apply a little lube, then tighten them lightly with the pump on - hand tight only.
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    Re: waterway eyeball fittings

    Quote Originally Posted by Lershac
    If they are waterway I think they are the screw in kind. It might be a good idea to loosen the with a wrench and the pump off, and apply a little lube, then tighten them lightly with the pump on - hand tight only.
    I typically grab a long handled screwdriver and use that for leverage.
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