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    Hayward SP1480 Installation Question.

    With regards to the Hayward SP1480 Union, does it matter which part/end should be connected to the filter and which to the pump?
    One part of the union looks to be the "receiving" (cup-like) end with an o-ring, and the other part looks like a "ball" fitting. If I were to guess, I would say the receiving end would be connected to the filter, as the water flow is coming from the pump?

    Also, should the o-ring be lubed?

    Thanks in advance for any help....
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    Re: Hayward SP1480 Installation Question.

    Union can go in either direction. Usually lubrication of the o-ring is not needed but a very small amount of a teflon based grease doesn't hurt. Magic Lube is good stuff.
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    Re: Hayward SP1480 Installation Question.

    Thanks for the info!

    For this type size plastic/pvc fitting, would channel-lock pliers be the best tool to use for additional tightening? I ask this because I've used the channel locks in the past, and I chewed up the sides of the fitting from the plier's teeth. So instead, I was thinking of maybe purchasing a large adjustable wrench? Would this be better to use?

    Just curious as to what other folks use for this purpose....

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    Re: Hayward SP1480 Installation Question.

    Try a strap wrench ... or in a pinch you can actually use a belt.
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    Re: Hayward SP1480 Installation Question.

    Hand tight should be sufficient. If you really feel that's not enough, a rubber strap type wrench works well.
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