Accessing sand to deep clean

Alfowler

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Aug 5, 2016
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Rockford/MI
I want to give my sand a deep clean. I’ve read the sticky thread on how to do it and it makes sense to me. My question is on my plumbing connections to my multi port. I feel like I should be able to disconnect the port from my filter tank without cutting pipe. I’ve attached a picture. I feel like I have enough flexible pipes and unions which makes it feasible. Any thoughts from someone who has done this before?
 

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kimkats

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If it flexible enough then you should be good.

Make sure to NOT unset the down pipe or you will have to take all of the sand out....ask me how I know :roll:
 

kimkats

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Now if you find it is NASTY and not really clearing up or SO MUCH STUFF is coming up you can do a complete break down. I do that everyonce in a while. I take all of the sand out. I put it in the wheel barrow and on a tarp I have just for this job (other wise it will get used and abused LOL) Very easy to rinse out in the barrow then dump on the tarp. It is a hot, wet job so be ready for it with plenty of time. You can use a shop vac to suck the dirt out also.
 
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