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    Dedicated suction line

    We just moved into a new house with a pool. It has a dedicated suction line for a pool cleaner but the stub is not hooked up at the pump. The drain and skimmer are hooked up to the pump with a 3 way jandy valve. Should I run another valve off of the skimmer side or the drain side. Thank you for your help in advance.
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    Re: Dedicated suction line

    So are you trying to hook up the dedicated vac line? I would make sure that it dosent have a crack in the line. It was taken out for a reason. May try pressure testing it before you go through the trouble of re-plumbing
    Jacob Zaluski, Owner
    True Blue Pools LLC. Lexington, KY
    Service Center for Hayward Pool Products

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    Re: Dedicated suction line

    I capped both ends and it held water without leaking. I also have the original blue prints and it was just a stub then (not connected).

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    Re: Dedicated suction line

    I personally don't like 3 way valves. I would plumb vac line, skimmer, and main drain on there own ball valve.
    Jacob Zaluski, Owner
    True Blue Pools LLC. Lexington, KY
    Service Center for Hayward Pool Products

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    Re: Dedicated suction line

    I see what u mean but since they are already there and the old owner left a new jandy 3 way valve in the garage I was hoping to work with what I have considering each valve is about $50 each. I promise you I am not as cheap as I sound.LOL

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    Re: Dedicated suction line

    Is there enough room where you could T after the 3 way valve and plumb in another valve for the vac line? Need about 6 inches just enough to fit a T
    Jacob Zaluski, Owner
    True Blue Pools LLC. Lexington, KY
    Service Center for Hayward Pool Products

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    Re: Dedicated suction line

    Do you mean put the t between the pump and the valve?

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    Re: Dedicated suction line

    Yes between the 3 way valve and the intake of the pump. If you could T off between there and put a ball valve where you could shut the vac line on and off. I think that would be the best way.
    Jacob Zaluski, Owner
    True Blue Pools LLC. Lexington, KY
    Service Center for Hayward Pool Products

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    Re: Dedicated suction line

    Unfortunately there is not enough room. I'm thinking I might tie it into the main drain since I would not use both at the same time.

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