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Thread: Removing Heater from Plumbing - Rust

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    Question Removing Heater from Plumbing - Rust

    I have staining on my liner that I'm trying to get rid of. I used the Vitamin C method to clear it up last year but I want to remove the source if at all possible. At this point it's either the heater (which I haven't used in the 8 years I've lived there) or my fill water. My heater currently has a valve on the inlet side that I keep closed but I'm thinking I may be getting rust residue from the outlet side making its way into the pool (whenever I drain my heater when I close, I get a rusty mess). I would normally just cut in a new valve on the outlet side but I don't have any room due to the plumbing run. I can reasonably do one of two things. Cut in a valve on the grey (I'm guessing high temp) PVC that is connected directly to the heater OR just eliminate the heater altogether from the equation by removing all plumbing to/from it.

    1 - How close to the heater can a valve be placed? And can it be placed directly between the grey PVC and white PVC so that it is the union between the two? Even though I won't be using it in the foreseeable future, I don't want it to be an issue whenever it does get used.

    2 - If I do completely remove the heater from the equation, what would you do to fully drain or shut it down? Do I need to blow it out or anything like that? The gas valve is off and the handle has been removed and I've had it covered with a tarp for quite a while. Is there anything else I should do for a very long layup?

    3 - Are there any limitations to how close to my SWG an elbow can be placed? Using 1.5" PVC (schedule 40).
    30,000 Gallon Inground, Vinyl Liner
    DE Filter & Pentair IC40 SWG
    Pentair Legend Platinum w/ PB4 Booster
    Pentair Kreepy Krawler Prowler Robot

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    Re: Removing Heater from Plumbing - Rust

    Can you add some pictures?
    30K? gal (20x40, 3ft shallow to 8-9ft hopper), Vinyl IG, single speed 1HP pump, Hayward Micro Clear DE-3600 filter, Hayward Aqua Rite SWG T15 Cell, Rheem/Raypack M206A heater

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    Re: Removing Heater from Plumbing - Rust

    Quote Originally Posted by ckk81 View Post
    Can you add some pictures?
    Here are some pics. After looking again, I'm not sure I have enough room to insert a valve on the grey pipe either. Any recommendations???



    30,000 Gallon Inground, Vinyl Liner
    DE Filter & Pentair IC40 SWG
    Pentair Legend Platinum w/ PB4 Booster
    Pentair Kreepy Krawler Prowler Robot

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    Re: Removing Heater from Plumbing - Rust

    bump
    30,000 Gallon Inground, Vinyl Liner
    DE Filter & Pentair IC40 SWG
    Pentair Legend Platinum w/ PB4 Booster
    Pentair Kreepy Krawler Prowler Robot

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