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    Skimmer PVC

    Anyone know what type of fitting I would need to connect the skimmer outlet which has a slip for 1.5" hose to 1.5" pvc ?

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    Re: Skimmer PVC

    Can you unscrew the slip fitting from the base of the skimmer leaving yourself with a 1 1/2 thread to slip coupling? See note in lower right of image.

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    Re: Skimmer PVC

    It does unscrew, I am trying to install a ball valve both below the skimmer and one on the return fitting which also unscrews , then have my 1.5 hose connect after that

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    Re: Skimmer PVC

    Option 1. Use a threaded coupling (nipple?) from the skimmer to a threaded ball valve and then the 1.5 threaded-x-1.5 hose barb you took out of the skimmer in the threaded valve body

    Option 2. 1.5 thread-x-1.5 slip, glue in a short 1.5 Sch40 pipe and then the ball valve (slip-x-slip) to Sch40 to a coupling (slip-x-female thread) and then the hose barb.

    There is also a 1.5 inch thread by thread ball vale at HomeDepots site.
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    Re: Skimmer PVC

    Ok thank you. I guess it will all be determined by if my local stores have the threaded ball valve or not .

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    Re: Skimmer PVC

    My Local Pool Store, that is an above ground dealer has some of these in stock. It may be a good idea to try HD Supply or some of the other more commercially focused stores for these larger sizes. It will all depend on you local market.
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    Re: Skimmer PVC

    Had luck with the threaded ball valve, but no thread x thread adapters. Can electrical connectors be mated with plumbing ? I did not check the electrical section out.

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    Re: Skimmer PVC

    Not sure if I understand correctly, but I believe that you are looking for something like this? If so its a Hayward SP729. I'm pretty sure that I got one at Leslie's, but I'm sure you could find a source online that might be cheaper.

    Hope it helps.
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    Re: Skimmer PVC

    Yeahp that's the end result , a few more fittings and ill have something similar. Would have been great to find something like that locally.

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