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Thread: 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 adapter?

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    1-1/4 to 1-1/2 adapter?

    I plan to put in the thru-wall skimmer on my Intex Ultra-Frame. I plan to use my old 1000 gph pump from my previous Intex pool stand-alone for the skimmer. This older pump has the 1-1/4 slip on fitting.

    My questions:

    - What kind and size of fitting is on the Hayward skimmer?

    - Is there an adapter that will "up-size" the 1-1/4 slip fitting from the old pump to handle the 1-1/2 hose?

    Thanks.
    John
    Intex 18'x48" Ultra Frame
    2 - Intex 1500gph Type A cartridge filter pumps
    One thru-wall skimmer.
    Manual care monitored with the TF100 Kit

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    Re: 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 adapter?

    The Hayward skimmer has a 1.5" female threaded connector on the bottom. You could screw in a 1.5" PVC pipe nipple and then connect an adapter to that.

    Yes there is an adapter. I'm sure someone will check in with the info soon.
    18'x 52" Intex Ultra Frame AG pool
    7100 gallons
    1600 Intex sand filter
    TF-100 test kit
    BBB method for four seasons
    Former 18' Easy Set owner

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    Re: 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 adapter?

    Thanks for that bit.

    I guess I should also ask: is there an adapter that would take the 1.5 FPT on the Hayward to reduce to fit the old 1.25 hose? That would be my quickest and possible easiest option.
    Intex 18'x48" Ultra Frame
    2 - Intex 1500gph Type A cartridge filter pumps
    One thru-wall skimmer.
    Manual care monitored with the TF100 Kit

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    Re: 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 adapter?

    I went to HD on my lunch break and found this. Grabbed it and will see if the old 1.25 hose goes on the barb okay. I won't have the skimmer until the weekend. For $3 it's worth a shot. 1-1/2 FPT with 1-1/4 barb. Screw this into the skimmer, the old 1.25 hose to the pump. Should it work?

    Then just work on the return inlet to the pool. I will likely start out with just hanging something over the edge. Later a second return inlet.

    [attachment=0:36zi5nq2]fitting.jpg[/attachment:36zi5nq2]
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    Intex 18'x48" Ultra Frame
    2 - Intex 1500gph Type A cartridge filter pumps
    One thru-wall skimmer.
    Manual care monitored with the TF100 Kit

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    Re: 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 adapter?

    Sweet ! That looks perfect
    18'x 52" Intex Ultra Frame AG pool
    7100 gallons
    1600 Intex sand filter
    TF-100 test kit
    BBB method for four seasons
    Former 18' Easy Set owner

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    Re: 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 adapter?

    try this link I've used these adapters to run my hayward skimmer to my 2650 gph intex sand filter & swg
    http://reviews.doheny.com/Intex-Pool-Re ... views.html
    INTEX AGP 15'x 48", 4440 gals.,INTEX 2650 gph pump w/ 16" sand filter, Hayward widemouth skimmer,INTEX SWG-CS8110, 1 1/2" hard plumbed PVC, Lil' Shark vac w/ leaf canister, INTEX floating LED pool light, solar cover with polaris solar reel, Access pool steps 200600T, TF 100 test kit, "The Slime Bag" x-tra polishing 18" x 30"

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    Re: 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 adapter?

    Not sure that part suits my setup. But good to know these things are out there.
    Intex 18'x48" Ultra Frame
    2 - Intex 1500gph Type A cartridge filter pumps
    One thru-wall skimmer.
    Manual care monitored with the TF100 Kit

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    Re: 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 adapter?

    Stopped at the pool place and grabbed a skimmer. Wasn't a Hayward but it seems the fittings are pretty standard. And the kit came with fittings to fit 1-1/4 and also 1-1/2. It came with a return fitting also. Pretty good I guess. Took all of an hour to get it in and working.

    It is obvious to me now, but I did the "live" method and installed before cutting so I didn't have to drain any amount of water. I tightened down the screws as much as I could but water was leaking quite a bit. I couldn't tighten screws any further. Then it dawned on me that the liner itself was in the way of the two parts mating properly. After I cut out the liner I could tighten further and voila, no leaks.

    Happy camper!

    [attachment=11004sbk]skimmer1.jpg[/attachment1004sbk]

    Using last years 1000gph standalone for the skimmer. For now, just hanging the return into the pool about 12" below water line. Will put the return fitting in hopefully this weekend. I was thinking to take the cut out from the skimmer and glue in place as additional reinforcement for the return jet. Anyone done that? What is the proper glue?

    [attachment=01004sbk]skimmer2.jpg[/attachment1004sbk]

    PS: Thanks for everyone's input. Loving this forum!

    Cheers,
    John
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    Intex 18'x48" Ultra Frame
    2 - Intex 1500gph Type A cartridge filter pumps
    One thru-wall skimmer.
    Manual care monitored with the TF100 Kit

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    Re: 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 adapter?

    nice skimmer install, i need one like that

    I bought the pool repair kit from ace hardware for 11 bucks, it came with a small 4 oz. can of jed pool vinyl adhesive and 500 sq inches of clear material. It worked real good on my intex and it did work wet, so I'm sure it'd work real good dry.
    30,000 gallon IGP 20 x 40 with 4ft round Spa
    Hayward 2420 D.E. filter
    Pool Pilot Digital Nano 75040 SCG with CoPilot Ozonator3
    Haywars Superpump 1.5HP pump

    Pool is outside on Long Island, NY and opened May 20th

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    Re: 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 adapter?

    Never heard of Jed. No Ace hardware here (Im Canuck eh?). But I imagine my favorite pool supply probably has the right stuff.
    Intex 18'x48" Ultra Frame
    2 - Intex 1500gph Type A cartridge filter pumps
    One thru-wall skimmer.
    Manual care monitored with the TF100 Kit

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    Re: 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 adapter?

    The pool store should have some sort of vinyl cement. I'm a displaced canuck eh! so peavymart and princess auto for you . I miss princess auto surpluss section
    30,000 gallon IGP 20 x 40 with 4ft round Spa
    Hayward 2420 D.E. filter
    Pool Pilot Digital Nano 75040 SCG with CoPilot Ozonator3
    Haywars Superpump 1.5HP pump

    Pool is outside on Long Island, NY and opened May 20th

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    Re: 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 adapter?

    oh ya! princess auto! one of my top man stores. I started using Discounters Pool and Spa. They seem to have everything. Price is okay. I will check out their selection of vinyl cement. And while there, maybe see what they carry in vinyl material.
    Intex 18'x48" Ultra Frame
    2 - Intex 1500gph Type A cartridge filter pumps
    One thru-wall skimmer.
    Manual care monitored with the TF100 Kit

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