Purchased SWG -- How To Remove PVC Connections?

geno1005

Well-known member
Aug 30, 2015
50
Berea, KY
My new SWG just arrived and I'm going to attempt to install it in a few days. The folks where I bought it said that it can mount vertically or horizontally, but unfortunately the only piece of pipe of sufficient length on my return plumbing is at a 45 degree angle, which they said will not work.

I've glued PVC together, but have never had to take it apart. Every video that I've watched seems to center around a blow torch, but some of the connections are uncomfortably close to other pieces and parts of the system to do that....if there's another option. Are there other alternatives that will work?

Thanks in advance

Geno
 

kellyfair

Gold Supporter
Bronze Supporter
Jun 29, 2016
4,255
Tampa, FL
Pool Size
7000
Surface
Vinyl
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Intex Krystal Clear
Can you show us a photo?

I’m no PVC expert, but it might be easier to just cut the section out, if you have room.
 

magiteck

Gold Supporter
May 20, 2020
407
Neenah, Wisconsin
Pool Size
13600
Surface
Vinyl
Chlorine
Liquid Chlorine
Pvc connections are chemically welded together and not meant to be taken apart. Generally you would cut out the portion of pipe you’re replacing and then cement in replacement fittings.

Like Kelly mentioned a picture would help to recommend ideal placement.