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    IC40 "End Caps" For Winterizing

    I discovered over the weekend that the apparent 3" coupling nuts that hold the IC40 in line are actually 2.9", and a standard 3" PVC cleanout cap will not fit. Designs like this make me angry

    Am I stuck with using the blank spacer, or is there an actual nominal PVC size that will fit?
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    Re: IC40 "End Caps" For Winterizing

    Pretty sure they do that intentionally, so you have to buy their rip-off spacer. I'd probably rig something else up just out of spite...
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    Re: IC40 "End Caps" For Winterizing

    I see it for as little as $26.00. Not sure what qualifies as a "rip off"
    I would spend more $$ in time just thinking and measuring, and multiple trips to hardware store, why bother.

    Melt: why dont you come up with a more cost effective solution, produce it, market it and let us know what we can buy it for.
    Hayward also makes one for their system, same cost.

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    Re: IC40 "End Caps" For Winterizing

    They could use standard unions.
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    Re: IC40 "End Caps" For Winterizing

    Quote Originally Posted by Just-a-PB
    I see it for as little as $26.00. Not sure what qualifies as a "rip off"
    I would spend more $$ in time just thinking and measuring, and multiple trips to hardware store, why bother.

    Melt: why dont you come up with a more cost effective solution, produce it, market it and let us know what we can buy it for.
    Hayward also makes one for their system, same cost.
    I have also seen it for $26, but also as high as $80.

    It's more of the principle of the matter. Why make something non-standard other than to force you to buy more of their products?
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    Re: IC40 "End Caps" For Winterizing

    Why make something non-standard other than to force you to buy more of their products?
    Wow, never heard of a company doing that before.

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    Re: IC40 "End Caps" For Winterizing

    It is a shame that a moderator has such a low opinion of a manufacturer. This is part of what makes America so great, business is allowed to design something that they can sell to make money. Capitalism at its peak.
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    Re: IC40 "End Caps" For Winterizing

    I have a low opinion of a certain ubiquitous business practice, not a manufacturer in particular. It certainly isn't limited to the pool business either!
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