Clogged Suction line!

CombatVet13

Silver Supporter
Apr 27, 2019
64
Mesa Arizona
Hey folks!
So my suction line is clogged thanks to all the lovely mesquite trees around me.
I should have had a leaf canister on my line. Well I just ordered one. Anywho, I need to get my line unclogged. The pool guy who was here suggested getting my “ line blown” with air. They do bot do that.
Any suggestions or recommendations to help get my suctioning line suctioning again!
Thank you 🙏🏼
 

Newdude

Well-known member
Jun 16, 2019
2,468
NY
If you are handy, you can take the money you would have paid someone to come in with a blower and buy your own Cyclone blower. At the very least their price will pay for 2/3 of the blower you get to keep for future use closing every year.

A large compressor could also work but it would need lots of volume (CFM) to work.
 
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panic_button

Bronze Supporter
Jun 23, 2019
108
Navarre, Florida
Screw a PVC 1 1/2" reducer fitting into the clogged return line and either use compressed air or a pressure washer to blow it out. I tried the drain king, snake etc, none cleared it, compressed air from a scuba tank cleared my leaves out it in 10 seconds.
 

IMissNimoy

Gold Supporter
Jul 3, 2018
72
SC
Screw a PVC 1 1/2" reducer fitting into the clogged return line and either use compressed air or a pressure washer to blow it out. I tried the drain king, snake etc, none cleared it, compressed air from a scuba tank cleared my leaves out it in 10 seconds.
Any idea the PSI that exerts on the plumbing? I'm also curious how you made the connection from tank to the 1.5" fitting.
 

panic_button

Bronze Supporter
Jun 23, 2019
108
Navarre, Florida
I had some suction on the the line. I used a 11/2 to 3/4 fitting, then added a 3/4 to 1/4 brass fitting, and attached it to an extra whip I had for filling my tanks. I disconnected the clogged suction side union and SLOWLY opened the tank to blow out the leaves.