Long metal stick in heater header where I removed drain plug


Apr 15, 2020
Austin, TX
In Austin and out of fear of losing power, I pulled all the drains plugs I could, opened the diverters, and allowed the pool equipment to drain as best I could. As I finished unscrewing the drain plug in the heater header, I noticed this metal stick fall into the snow.

What is it?

Is it in okay condition? (looks damaged)

Which direction does it go back in?

Need to figure this out and get a new back pressure gauge before I figure out if anything is damaged.



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