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    can't remove the eyeball ring

    We had our pool resurfaced a couple of years ago but when the people that did it did not remove the eyeball or the ring they just surfaced around it. Some how our cleaner sucked out the eyeball but I can't get a hold of the ring to remove it is there something that I can use to remove it without damaging the surface of my pool or is there some thing else I could use. My pool is a masionite "concrete" pool with one inline and one out.

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    Re: can't remove the eyeball ring

    Welcome to the forum.

    Can you get a strap wrench around the grooved outer ring?
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    Re: can't remove the eyeball ring

    I don't think I can for on one side there is less than half an inch or less out of the wall on the other side there is more out of the wall.

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    Re: can't remove the eyeball ring

    If the strap wrench doesn't work, You can get some VERY LARGE Channel locks which will grip it.
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    Re: can't remove the eyeball ring

    Quote Originally Posted by duraleigh View Post
    If the strap wrench doesn't work, You can get some VERY LARGE Channel locks which will grip it.
    This is the answer.

    Just be careful, and go easy. it will come loose.
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    Re: can't remove the eyeball ring

    Quote Originally Posted by Brushpup View Post
    This is the answer.

    Just be careful, and go easy. it will come loose.
    Looks like I may have to chisel around the eyeball to remove it for I can't get locking pliers around it or anything else for one side is so far into the wall that there is less than 1/4 of an inch sticking out. Unless I can use an eyeball removal tool to force it out or back the threads farther in and pop the cap in enough to loosen it from the wall.

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    Re: can't remove the eyeball ring

    Whatever works!
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    Re: can't remove the eyeball ring

    I borke the eyeball locking ring top portion that held the eyeball in but the ring is still in the wall I got the Pool Fitting Eyeball Seat Removal Tool and bent the heck out of it trying to remove the seat, the seat went in a little but I cant get it to losen does anyone know if someone makes a metal one that has a handle??

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    Re: can't remove the eyeball ring

    I got the metal eyeball removal tool and got all of it out. I had to remove the seat out first before I could remove the locking ring "I wanted to know I could get those out before I got a new eyeball set". Now where they out the Masonite around the locking ring the new one won't go up into it "thank goodness" is there some sort of gasket or silicon that I can put around it so it well look nice.

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