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    Plumbing Question to Add Heater

    Attached are some pictures that show my current plumbing. I'm in the process of adding a heater, but am not sure the best way to tie it in. I don't see a way to cut the pipe and tie into anywhere. It needs to be plumbed to the outlet side of the return. Current PVC pipe is 2.5" which so far has further complicated the issue. I will most likely turn the filter 180 degrees and re-plumb my inlet to my filter from my pump, plumb in to my heat pump, and then connect back into my return line somehow. Just not sure how to do it once I take the union off where my filter connects to right now. Any ideas on best way to do this?
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    Re: Plumbing Question to Add Heater

    Welcome to TFP!!!

    Yup, your plumber did you no favors at all. Some of these guys need to be slapped and told to leave some extra pipe somewhere

    You either need to move the filter to the right, or maybe move it right and rotate it 90 degrees to be facing the pump.

    If you cut the pipe right by the last Tee fitting, you should be able to use a ram-bit to bore out that fitting so you can glue a new pipe into it.
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    Re: Plumbing Question to Add Heater

    Another option is to locate a pair of inside slip fitting, which will glue inside the pipe, and so can be used directly on the cut off ends when you cut the pipe right after the filter.
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    Re: Plumbing Question to Add Heater

    I ended up ordering new unions for the filter and just starting over when I plumbed in my solar panels.
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    Re: Plumbing Question to Add Heater

    Thanks for all of the suggestions. I looked at the ram bits, but couldn't find one in a 2.5" size, so I may have to look for a slip fitting or buy some more unions.
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