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Thread: eyeball end piece unscrewed from main fitting.. help!

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    eyeball end piece unscrewed from main fitting.. help!

    So I was unscrewing the eyeball fitting from one of the returns and jsut the very end piece unscrewed! The remaining part that is screwed into the return is broken... Is there a way to get this thing off so I can put a stopper in there? I am trying to think of a way to somehow chip it away without damaging the screw threads underneath. Dang it ! I was almost going to have a trouble free closing.
    Tom M Tate

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    Re: eyeball end piece unscrewed from main fitting.. help!

    There is an eyeball removal tool you can get at the pool store for a few dollars (around $5). It's a handy tool to have. It fits into the two slots on the inside of the fitting so you can unscrew it.

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    Re: eyeball end piece unscrewed from main fitting.. help!

    Welcome to TFP!!

    The part Waterbear is talking about is a Hayward SP 1419 T (some pool stores have never heard of them but if you give them the part # they can order one for you)
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    Re: eyeball end piece unscrewed from main fitting.. help!

    It is very easy to make your own eyeball removal tool, just get a piece of 2X4, about 12 inches long, screw in 2 small bolts at the same distance as the 2 slots on the ring that retains the eyeball. I am sure you get the idea.
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    Re: eyeball end piece unscrewed from main fitting.. help!

    Thanks for the tips! I found a pair of electricians pliers used for cutting various sized wire that worked like a charm! After all of that heaving and straining... I put those in the groves and with slight effort the thing unscrewed! Brilliant! thanks again
    Tom M Tate

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