Recent content by Big Boonie

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    Looking for a creative solution to a return line blockage...

    Actually I found more discussion of the Kreepy Klear or Pure and Clear salt chlorine generator systems. Apparently they were one of the first on the market and the cell mounted in the pool over a return port with the wiring run through the plumbing. Expensive and soon outdated as cells were...
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    Looking for a creative solution to a return line blockage...

    Parts 27/28 are a Jaco fitting with grommet according to the parts list. That's what I've been referring to as bulkhead fittings. Aqua-Man Pool & Spa site had the schematic I borrowed this from.
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    Looking for a creative solution to a return line blockage...

    Last bit to preview for now. Photos of wiring I managed to pull from return port when problem first noticed. Marked Kreepy Klear as I now see while taking these pics. Upon a quick Google search, it was a salt system apparently and a unit was mounted on a return port (picture from internet search...
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    Looking for a creative solution to a return line blockage...

    Oops. The run from equipment to first tee is a guesstimate of about 18 feet, which my current endoscope can't handle. As I mentioned, I have a 33 foot scope on the way from Amazon with a bit stiffer cable that should do the trick. I'll post updated photos as I manage to get them. If it can see...
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    Looking for a creative solution to a return line blockage...

    Thought of a bit of soap. Kinda reluctant, but have an idea of keeping the returns plugged for now. I'm using the screw-in type rather than the rubber friction-fit that were on it when we bought the place. I made a pvc set-up that will screw into a return port that I may put back into one of...
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    Looking for a creative solution to a return line blockage...

    Don't know. I've pondered this at some length and wanted to see if anyone here might have a trick or two up their sleeve...
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    Hello from NW Arkansas

    Thanks. guys! Even with the trials and troubles of maintaining older equipment (mine included!), life with a pool is sweet...
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    Looking for a creative solution to a return line blockage...

    That's a really good question. I thought it was just a part of the pvc tee fitting, but on closer examination, it looks like the cover/insulation on the two wire cable. You'll notice what looks like a white and a black wire in photos 1 & 2. As part of the saga that i didn't mention, after the...
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    Hello from NW Arkansas

    Hello, thought I'd take a sec to introduce myself. Most of it's on my profile now, but here's a rundown. Retired ATC and now hobby farmer and tinkerer. Older home with pool that we've owned almost 15 years now (man! are the years getting shorter?). By necessity and inclination, I like working on...
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    Looking for a creative solution to a return line blockage...

    Here's my situation: Built in mid 80s 21x41 vinyl pool with 4 return jets, 2 skimmers, vacuum port, and bottom drain. Pump and filter equipment approximately 15-20 ft from pool. When I bought the place, there was a bulkhead type fitting on the return line just above ground level (between the...