Stupid... I broke the skimmer ballvalve

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by gaboon, 19 Sep 2010.

  1. gaboon

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    After finishing blowing detritus off the LR I snapped the tap on the skimmer ball valve. Luckily it snapped in the off position, it just has a slow drip which has a container under it now.

    Are there any miracle ways to fix this or do I need to cut it out and replace the whole ball valve?

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  3. lIghty

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    Well, luckily its a double union type, so just loosening the 2 unions (screw parts) on either side of the valve, just buy a new one.
     
  4. gaboon

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    Thanks dude, just the answer I was hoping for. I'm technically challenged, I would have sawed it off:whistling:
     
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    cool bud, hope you come right!
     
  6. Andreas

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    :lol:Agree with Lighty. It will probably cost you around R40 bucks for that fitting and take you all of 30 seconds to install it
     
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    Just remember, turn anti clockwise to loosen !
     
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    Left is loose, right is tight :lol:
     
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