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Old 05-22-2012, 06:31 PM   #1
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I need some advice.

I have a buried pool return line that is 1 1/2 inch PVC. I am not sure if it always was, or became oval over 10 or so years, but the union will no longer fit into it.

I need to connect to it somehow.

What do you recommend to round it?

Ideas I have involve a big clamp, or a heat gun/hairdryer, but with the latter I am concerned about the joint not holding

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cut out pipe and replace is the best fix

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Take a C-clamp and put it on the long axis and crank it down and let it set for a couple of days? A heat gun might speed up the process.
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I need some advice.

I have a buried pool return line that is 1 1/2 inch PVC. I am not sure if it always was, or became oval over 10 or so years, but the union will no longer fit into it.

I need to connect to it somehow.

What do you recommend to round it?

Ideas I have involve a big clamp, or a heat gun/hairdryer, but with the latter I am concerned about the joint not holding
cut out and replace it best sure repair.....you could try heating ...but I don't think it worth the time or effort....imo..
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If all else fails you could try using a mission coupling to try and make it work
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I would definitely cut and replace if I could. There is about 10" sticking out of the ground, and all of it is oval. The rest goes about 50 ft under dirt, mulch, and concrete to the pool jets!

I'll give the C-Clamp a try for a few nights.

Is there a pressure rating on a mission clamp on 1 1/2 PVC? The junction is after the filter, and the elevation above the return jets, so its technically 'lower' pressure.
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I would definitely cut and replace if I could.
You can. You may not *want* to... but I assure you that you can

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There is about 10" sticking out of the ground, and all of it is oval. The rest goes about 50 ft under dirt, mulch, and concrete to the pool jets!
Dirt and mulch are easy digging. Start there.
If you need to break up concrete to get to good round pipe... do so.

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