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    Return Jet

    I wanted to experiment with the return jet and I can't move it. I've tried loosening it but I can't get the wrench around it. I guess I need a bigger wrench. Any suggestions as to what kind? When I do finally get it should the it be so tight that I cannot move the eye?
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    Re: Return Jet

    No it shouldn't. Happens to me too tho. You can try some silicone lubricant, marine type on the eyeball part to see if that helps.
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    Re: Return Jet

    Thanks 'frustrated pool mom'!! It's almost 2 years since I've had the pool installed and I'm just starting to get into all the details.

    Special thanks to TFP and all those involved!
    10,408 gallon, 21' round, 52 in' deep AG, half in ground
    Artesian Clear Master Plus Sand Filter, Artesian Turbo King 2 hp pump, installed June 08
    Denham Springs, Louisiana
    GEAUX TIGERS!
    Pics taken 2012
    http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad25 ... CN0606.jpg
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    Re: Return Jet

    You want a strap wrench. They have a strap, often rubber or heavy cloth, that wraps around the fitting and lets you apply some leverage.

    Older eyeball fittings often become jammed. Silicone lubricant, as frustratedpoolmom suggested will take care of it once you can get it apart. No mater what you do, it will be a little difficult to move. You want it to stay in place when you have it where you want it, so there needs to be some friction.
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