Help needed to fix skimmer

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  1. LCornelius

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    Hi all,

    My skimmer arrived in pieces. All the fittings connecting to the skimmer body broke off during shipping. I need to know who I can contact in regards fixing the skimmer.
    The skimmer body is in perfect condition, only the fittings to the body needs to be drilled out and replaced.

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    Just had to add this pic, you can see the disappointment in my dogs eyes as we unpacked the skimmer :

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  3. Sentari

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    I used Epoxy to fix my skimmer. And it still works.

    I've also heard since its perspex that you need perspex glue which you can get at maizey plastics.

    Choice is yours.
     
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    Dude i would use a dremmel to get the piece of broken acrylic pipe in the skimmer out and then heat the pvc union to remove the piece out of there.. you can then use another piece of pvc pipe to rejoin it to the skimmer body using tangit
     
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    Thanks Leslie.

    Anyone know of a place that I can hire a dremmel or know who will be able to fix the skimmer for me?
     
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    Lean I have a dremmel you can use
     
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    Thanks Frans, saves me buying one for R2500 and using it once :p
    Will bring you a nice bottle of whiskey!
     
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    Just dont do the job after drinking the bottle of whisky:lol:
     
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    be sure to put alot of tangit on but i would mask the area around the break to prevent the tangit from tarnising the acrylic..

    if was was nearer i would do it for you.. i have become pretty good at repairing skimmers for guys here..

    awsome skimmer that.. i loved mine.. was very sad to part with it...
     
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    i have to agree there ... unfortunatley:tt2:
     

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