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    Discontinued part :(

    While having my roof worked on, something got dropped on my sandfilter sidemount. It was drip drip dripping .. and now it's a gusher. I have worked on this filter before replacing various parts. It is a 26" Asteral and there are no parts to be found. I'm looking to replace the bushing and diffuser assembly. The diffuser looks like an L-shped pvc. No pool place in town has offered to help me find a compatible replacement, they have ALL offered to sell me a new filter. Does anyone think I would have luck taking the piece to Lowes or Home Depot and rigging a new part? How hard could it be? Has it been done before to anyone's knowledge? Thanks for your feedback.

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    Re: Discontinued part :(

    Welcome to TFP!!

    Can you post a photo of the part and where it fits the filter?
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    Re: Discontinued part :(

    How about this Google search on "Diffuser Assembly for 26 asteral"
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    Re: Discontinued part :(

    Yes Richard, that's the piece. I've placed 4 different orders (doing a google search laprjns) and they have all come back discontinued - cannot get the part. Mine is actually listed as an Aster 99 and not Millienium. Part # AST00499R0410 - I've tried inyopools, poolstoreoutlet, poolpartsonline, amazon

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    Re: Discontinued part :(

    Quote Originally Posted by HopeFloats View Post
    Yes Richard, that's the piece. I've placed 4 different orders (doing a google search laprjns) and they have all come back discontinued - cannot get the part.
    In that case, you don't have much choice but to try and fabricate something. Take it with you to Lowes and browse. Don't neglect the P-traps stuff for bathroom sinks - it's thinwalled PVC
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    Re: Discontinued part :(

    So it's the thickness of the pvc .... have you ever fabricated your own part?

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    Re: Discontinued part :(

    1st, I would measure the thing exactly, if it isnt too far damaged.

    each end is going to be the challenge if they are broke. If not broke, you could cut off each end with enough pipe left to glue to.

    You could easily make a replacement for the rest of it with some pvc, 2 couplings and a 90...then glue it all together to the dimensions of the thing.
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    Yeah ok, I think I will give it a shot. Mostly worried about the glue part - I'm guessing that there will be someone at a Lowes that can help me out.

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    Re: Discontinued part :(

    Quote Originally Posted by HopeFloats View Post
    So it's the thickness of the pvc .... have you ever fabricated your own part?
    Not for a filter, but I have browsed extensively in hardware stores looking for stuff. I was just expanding your horizons so you don't try to make something fit that won't when there might be something two aisles over that would take less modifying.
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    Re: Discontinued part :(

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard320 View Post
    Not for a filter, but I have browsed extensively in hardware stores looking for stuff. I was just expanding your horizons so you don't try to make something fit that won't when there might be something two aisles over that would take less modifying.
    Ha Ha Good point. I'm going to have to take some time on this trip

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    Re: Discontinued part :(

    Done .... so far so good. Thanks everybody !!
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