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Thread: Removing Hayward Offline Chlorinator - plugging holes

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    Removing Hayward Offline Chlorinator - plugging holes

    Hi,

    I have a hayward offline chlorinator hooked up which I havent used for 2 years. The only reason I even have it hooked up is because of the two holes I had to drill in my pvc piping to install it.

    Does anyone know what I can use to cap these holes off so I dont have to hook it up anymore? Trying to avoid having to redo my pvc.

    Thanks!
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    Re: Removing Hayward Offline Chlorinator - plugging holes

    Some people just take one tube and run ti between the holes in a loop. It bypasses a little water but not enough to matter.

    You could always just thread them and screw plugs in them. That's what I would do.
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    Re: Removing Hayward Offline Chlorinator - plugging holes

    I took those two plastic "washers", filled them with PVC glue, (dug thru my scrap screw box until I found the perfect size) and placed a screw just covering the hole. Made sure the screw end went into the PVC side (i was afraid if i didn't the screw would come flying at me). I let it dry for a few days and installed normally with the clamps it came with. Three weeks and still holding!
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    Re: Removing Hayward Offline Chlorinator - plugging holes

    Great! Thanks for the suggestions!

    I had tried running one tube between the two holes (though without the loop). That worked out alright but I wasn't sure if it was also causing DE leak into the pool.

    Thanks again!
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    Re: Removing Hayward Offline Chlorinator - plugging holes

    Can some one help me out with "Made sure the screw end went into the PVC side". Here are the steps I understand:

    1. Remove the chlorinator tube. Fill up the the plastic washers where the pipe went into with pvc glue
    2. Do you place a screw into the two washers or into the pvc pipe below the washers?

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    Re: Removing Hayward Offline Chlorinator - plugging holes

    I have the same problem with a leaking chlorinator that is no longer used. I stopped by home depot and they don't have any PVC caps in this size, but they did have brass caps that fit.
    Is this a bad idea given that brass will corrode with bleach over time?



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    Re: Removing Hayward Offline Chlorinator - plugging holes

    Drill them out to 3/8', tap them, install pressure gauges. Then you can tell at any time what your differential is for filter cleaning intervals.
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    Re: Removing Hayward Offline Chlorinator - plugging holes

    Why not just cut the pipe out and replace the whole piece? I know you said you did not really want to but it is the most fail safe method.


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    Re: Removing Hayward Offline Chlorinator - plugging holes

    This thread is a very old one, that I piggybacked off of, but @bdex, personally, I was keeping mine in the event that I invest in a Liquidator. I would try and utilize the same fittings that are already there and working fine.
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