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    Cracked eyeball threads

    I have a fiberglass pool with a cracked return fitting. The threads are cracked. i repaired with JB Weld last year but crack got a little bit wider. Has anyone ever heard of or used FITTING SAVER by Anderson Manufacturing at leaktools.com?
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    Re: Cracked eyeball threads

    Never heard of it, but let us know how it works if you try it.

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    Re: Cracked eyeball threads

    They work great for stripped threads. It's basically a large expansion plug fitted over a sleeve. The rubber won't get brittle for a long time.

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    Re: Cracked eyeball threads

    Thanks Patrick and Chemnut. I went to a few local pool stores. One is a repair business and one installs fiberglass pools. They both recommend cutting concrete and replace the fitting which I know is the correct fix. Neither heard of the FITTING SAVER. The third pool store, which I saved for last because I trust them more, actually had a catalog from Anderson. He said to try it and let him know how it worked out.

    BTW I don't go to pool stores for anything else.

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    Re: Cracked eyeball threads

    Pool stores have a lot of good and bad knowledge lol. Pick your poison.

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    Re: Cracked eyeball threads

    The Fitting Saver "Frankenplug" worked. It sealed the cracked return fitting. Fairly easy to install. White eyeball trim ring looks similar to my other returns. Will it last, only time will tell. I think it will. There are You Tube videos from the vendor showing how to install.

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