Help me ID this skimmer model

Rossterman

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Jun 5, 2016
509
Martinez, CA
Find a bolt that threads in easily (fine thread is what I think they use) and then take to hardware store and pick out a SS screw in the proper size and head design (Phillips oval head) and thread pitch
 

djdonte

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Mar 25, 2019
325
Houston, TX
Thanks that was plan B. I was going to goto Fastenal though because I find that a lot of the stainless the big box stores sell is low grade and will rust in chlorine/salt environments.
 

Rossterman

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Jun 5, 2016
509
Martinez, CA
410 ss is the one that lightly rusts just make sure if you buy at any store that it’s 304 or 316. Our ace hardware only carries 304ss products (probably for that exact reason). Fastenal is a great idea as they have a much larger selection
 

djdonte

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Mar 25, 2019
325
Houston, TX
All the ACEs around me are all but useless. The stuff HD/Lowe’s sells is mostly unlabeled. Haven’t checked with a magnet but I would guess it is some ferritic 400 series nonsense. I found a carbon screw that fits it’s just a little long. I’m going to visit fastenal and get something about 1/8 shorter in 316L.
 

JamesW

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Mar 2, 2011
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The lid is Pac Fab (Now Pentair).

No.1 Image 516242 Pac Fab Skimmer Screw, #8-32 x 1in SS Used on Pentair Pac Fab Bermuda Pool Skimmers to secure the skimmer lid. Pentair Pac-Fab Screw, Cover, 516242
 

djdonte

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Mar 25, 2019
325
Houston, TX
I ended up getting a 5 pack of #8-32 x 1" SS screws at HD. They wouldn't stick to a magnet so I'm hoping they are 300 series. The carbon screws I found in my garage were corroded from 1 day of being in there. I just need it to work long enough for my daughter to lose interest anyway.
 
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