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  1. K

    dropped pvc pipe into skimmer

    Thanks Catfish Jimmy, so am I, believe me. I dreamed about it last night.
  2. K

    dropped pvc pipe into skimmer

    GOT IT! Kiss4afrog, I would definitely not keep you hanging. I called a local handyman. He came over and said," I can do this, let me see what you have around." He got a long piece of pvc, the same diameter as the one that dropped in. He took a piece of wood from a broken oar, whittled one...
  3. K

    dropped pvc pipe into skimmer

    I went on the slope under the house and down to the room where the pump is. THe pump is a good 20 feet below and another 30 feet south of the skimmer basket, and I would say the bend in the pipe where I think the dropped pipe is stuck is a good 50 feet from the pump and through a number of...
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    dropped pvc pipe into skimmer

    Update--couldn't fish it out with the pole. I went down a good 7 feet. .At that point, the skimmer pipe joins with another pipe and bends about 135 degrees(The pool is set on a patio over a steep slope, and I can walk below it and see how the skimmer pipe runs) . I don't think the non...
  5. K

    dropped pvc pipe into skimmer

    Early morning, found 2 slim metal poles, on has a 45 degree ridge sticking out on the bottom. I am going to duct tape them together and try to fish the thing out. Wish I could see it, I am working blind. If that doesn't work, I will try bladder or snake. About the bladder, would the...
  6. K

    dropped pvc pipe into skimmer

    Thanks for these great ideas. I thought coat hanger too, but the skimmer tube goes straight down about 6 or 7 feet. I really can't see where the dropped pvc pipe is, but it is likely that deep. The hanger is would be too short. Stiff wire or the bladder might do the trick. I am in a place...
  7. K

    dropped pvc pipe into skimmer

    These are some good ideas, I was thinking of something like pooldv mentioned. Maybe very stiff wire, this way I could angle it a bit more. Duck hunter jon, do you mean that I could get a rubber stopper that was equal in diameter to the dropped pipe and press it down, and then lift it? that...
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    dropped pvc pipe into skimmer

    A 14 inch piece of pvc pipe was inadvertently sucked down one of the skimmer tubes (there are 2 skimmers in the pool). The dropped pvc pipe was only slightly less in diameter than the skimmer tube itself. The skimmer tube goes down about 6 or 7 feet, and then there is an elbow. I imagine that...