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Thread: Simple repair for Kreepy Krauly regulator

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    gtemkin's Avatar
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    Jun 2008
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    Simple repair for Kreepy Krauly regulator

    I've had a Kreepy Krauly for a long time, and the vacuum regulator, where it's constantly connected and disconnected from the cleaner hose, got brittle and developed a split right at the connection snout. The plastic is real thin there and realized it wouldn't be long before a section broke out. Headed to Home Depot and it turned out a white plastic 1-1/4" P-trap tail piece fit perfectly as an inside liner for a repair. Cut a short section and glued it in with PVC cement. Has lasted over a year and a half and it's rock solid. Here's a photo.


    PS I think some of the P-trap parts are made of Polypropylene (PP) and some are made of PVC. If you do a repair like this, use PVC because PP isn't as bondable.
    21K gal 16' x 40' in-ground pool built 1959, old school with Jacuzzi bronze pump, American Products 24" Sand Filter & Americana Multiport valve, Jandy Lite2 millivolt heater, Coverstar cover, and classic Kreepy Krauly.

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    Re: Simple repair for Kreepy Krauly regulator

    Good tip, thanks for sharing!
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