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    Non Standard eyeball

    Hi all. New to group. Found site while trying to find a way to lower TA and raise ph.

    Seems an aerator/acid is the way to go but . . . I removed the eyeball from my return and took it to local HD to make sure I had right size. Seems my eyeball is between 1 1/2 and 2 inches. It won't screw onto any of the standard 1 1/2 or 2 inch male pvc fittings. I guess i thought i could just buy 1 1/2 or 2 inch pvc pipe and various fittngs to make a home made aerator. Is there 1 3/4 size pvc fittings? (or any other bright ideas?)

    Sandy
    Sandy, St. Thomas, US Virgin islands
    12X24 12,000 gal, inground, Tile, Cartridge Filter, Hayward 1 hp pump

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    Re: Non Standard eyeball

    I've never heard of anything but 1-1/2" or 2".

    Mine has two parts. It looks like this.



    The large nut looking thing will unscrew and the actual "eyeball" comes out of there. The threaded part is the part that's the pipe sized part.
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    Re: Non Standard eyeball

    Well, FWIW, there are definitely some odd ball sizes out there...

    My returns are 1.25", NOT 1.5" or 2". The pool store didn't believe it either, but it's true. I had to manufacture my own fitting for the PoolSkim device because it is made for 1.5".

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    Re: Non Standard eyeball

    I knew I spoke too soon as soon as I did it.

    I can believe that you have a 1-1/4" because that's a standard pipe size. 1-3/4" isn't.
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    Re: Non Standard eyeball

    Doh! I guess that explains the piece stuck on the regular, what looks like 2" pipe. When I tried to unscrew the eyeball only that part came off. I guess I need to struggle with getting the other part off.

    Thanks for pointing out the obvious. I need all the help i can get.

    Sandy
    Sandy, St. Thomas, US Virgin islands
    12X24 12,000 gal, inground, Tile, Cartridge Filter, Hayward 1 hp pump

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    Re: Non Standard eyeball

    Welcome to TFP!

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