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    can you recommend a tool for this?

    there is a PVC fitting screwed to the bottom of my skimmer (see picture below). I am trying to remove it but it is impossible to hand-remove. there are hex sides at the bottom of it but I cannot think of a wrench or socket that will get in there around it. Some kind of T-shaped tool maybe?


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    Re: can you recommend a tool for this?

    Do you care if you damage it? I would drop the water an inch below the top of the fitting and file or angle grind a slot in it and then use a screwdriver in the slot to turn it.
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    Re: can you recommend a tool for this?

    I'm guessing that it might be an mta. Maybe just push a piece of pipe into the socket and unscrew.

    Don't force it because it might be glued.

    Don't lean the pipe because it could crack the skimmer.
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    Re: can you recommend a tool for this?

    Probably late on this, but looks like a basin wrench is what you need... see example Milwaukee 2.5 in. Basin Wrench-48-22-7002 - The Home Depot

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    Re: can you recommend a tool for this?

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    Re: can you recommend a tool for this?

    I wonder if a hot water heater wrench would work: Camco 5 in. Screw-In Element Wrench-09883 - The Home Depot
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