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    pvc glued and now snapped

    I am attempting to take out the strainer assembly to replace it and it seems my pvc was glued by who ever built the pool. I tried to twist it a bit and then snap! Broke at my valve and now have no idea how to get the rest off so I can replace it and put it back together. Any suggestions on how to get the pipes unstuck where they were glued?

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    Re: pvc glued and now snapped

    You don't unglue PVC. You have to just cut out and replace it. You will have to cut back to get to straight pipe and start over.

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    Re: pvc glued and now snapped

    so cut the larger piece on the outside until I can pry it off from the smaller piece? Well the part that goes on the top of pump does not have a larger piece I can cut... its just the glued piece on the inside. How do you cut the pvc thats on the inside of a bigger pipe? I cant really fit a saw in there to get it cut
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    Re: pvc glued and now snapped

    I have used this tool, called a fitting saver, with mixed results. When it does work, it saves a fair amount of time. It fits on a drill motor and reams out the pipe inside a socket/fitting, leaving the fitting with a reasonably good inside surface for gluing. I would not use it in a higher pressure environment, like a water supply line. If you decided to get one, be sure to read the Amazon reviews before you use it, there are some good tips there.

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    Re: pvc glued and now snapped

    The cut pipe protruding from your pump should be threaded. See if you can get it loose. You have nothing to lose if it's glued (I doubt it).

    The other glued joints will all have to be cut out back to clean pipe and start over. If you are not familiar with how to do that, I would hire a pool technician. They can do it pretty easily and quickly.
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    Re: pvc glued and now snapped

    I have tried to unscrew the pipes from the threaded part but they are not moving... I even drilled a hole in the pipe and put a screwdriver through it and hit it with a hammer a bit and still no movement. I think it was glued or they used some sort of pipe threading that has melted over time and turned into cement.
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    Re: pvc glued and now snapped

    The pipe will unscrew from the pump if you can get a good grip on it with a large plumbers wrench. It will take a fair bit of leverage, so it needs to be a solid grip. I can't tell for sure if there is enough pipe left to get a good grip on it, but there probably is.

    Much of what appears in the pictures is going to need to be replaced. There has already been a fair bit of work done in the area we can see, and in several places there isn't enough plain pipe left showing to make new connections to.

    I strongly suspect that you will be better off hiring a pool technician to do the work for you. If you don't want to go that route, you should spend some time reading up on how to do PVC plumbing before continuing.
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    Re: pvc glued and now snapped

    Fitting extenders will fit glue over the 2 in couplings

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    Re: pvc glued and now snapped

    Take the advice of others here and hire a professional that can resolve this issue for you. The time and frustration you will go thru trying to figure this out is worth hiring someone. They should know what to do and have the correct tools to do it.
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