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    Liquidator inlets to the PVC pipe in and out

    I am going to a salt water generator this year. I have a liquiddator installed right now. When ( if) I eliminate the liquidator do they make caps I can put over the inlets into my existing plumbing? Or do I have to replace the PVC where to inlets are and the clamps that hold them? Do they make a cap that will seal those inlets where the tubing hooks in or how can I fill the holes without replacing?

    Any ideas would be great !


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    Re: Liquidator inlets to the PVC pipe in and out

    DId you just use the clamps that came with the system?
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    Re: Liquidator inlets to the PVC pipe in and out

    The simplest thing to do is to run one of the existing hoses from one pipe tap to the other.
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    Re: Liquidator inlets to the PVC pipe in and out

    Bama...... yes I used the clamps that came with the system

    Jason.....Nice Idea, that wouldn't hurt anything I guess that water will just bypass the filter?

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    Re: Liquidator inlets to the PVC pipe in and out

    I suggest driling the holes out and threading them for a ┬╝" NPT, then you can thread a plastic plug into the holes and they could be reused if you ever needed to.
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    Re: Liquidator inlets to the PVC pipe in and out

    I don't think I have the right equipment to drill out and thread those holes? How would you thread?

    Jason's idea seems like the best, Jason any drawbacks of this way?

    Do they make a cap that I can put on the inlet/outlet and just cap those off? Help?
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    Re: Liquidator inlets to the PVC pipe in and out

    If you use Jason's suggestion you could leave the valve in the tubing and just turn it off but I don't think the little bit of recirc will hurt anything.
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    Re: Liquidator inlets to the PVC pipe in and out

    Jason's idea is the best. You are not bypassing the filter. The water leaves the filter and goes back into the suction side of the plumbing. I use this technique for my startup. I leave the LQ out of the plumbing until the pool is clean.

    And if you wanted to use those fittings again, just disconnect the tubing.
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