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    Need help with portable vacuum

    Hello I am currently making a portable vacuum for my above ground pool. I have the pump and filter installed just need an idea of how to attach the vacuum hose to the pump and filter. Thank you fir the help

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    Re: Need help with portable vacuum

    The inlet is easy. A bathroom sink tailpiece will thread into a threaded coupling and is just right to friction-fit a vacuum hose on. Alternately, Lowes sells these hose adaptors out with the pool stuff.

    Tailpiece threaded into a coupling


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    Re: Need help with portable vacuum

    Thank you for the help =] So a simple friction fit Will work ?
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    Re: Need help with portable vacuum

    Quote Originally Posted by florentino View Post
    Thank you for the help =] So a simple friction fit Will work ?
    Yep. Go to Lowes and grab the plumbing and sneak out to the garden section where the pool stuff is and test fit it in a hose.
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    Re: Need help with portable vacuum

    Alrighty then you for all the help
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    Re: Need help with portable vacuum

    I can't tell you how many times I've looked like a lost pup or someone meditating out in space at Lowes and had a associate ask if I need help only to (and I've got it hemmed down now) reply, "jimmy-rigging.." And it's like a code they all understand. That place should advertise has a health and balance facility as well as many times I visit the same two aisles 50x.
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    Re: Need help with portable vacuum

    Same here I tend to send lots of time looking at all the possibilities in all aisles
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    Re: Need help with portable vacuum

    If terrorists had Lowes overseas we'd be screwed.

    Ok MODs, I'll put a shoe on this track to stop the derailing
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