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Old 06-21-2012, 07:09 PM
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Avoiding Pool plumbing when digging up junk pavers

I have a patio to redo (I didnt do it the first time) and there is no base. Im worried about pool mechanical while digging out a foot for a good base. Any advice?
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Old 06-21-2012, 07:11 PM
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Old 06-21-2012, 07:20 PM
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this stuff is within a foot down?
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Old 06-21-2012, 07:59 PM
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this stuff is within a foot down?

its hard to say. usually at least 12-inches. could be more. could be less. I've seen barely 1/2 a foot, and I've seen deeper. never know.
the drain line is at level with the bottom of the pool. DEEP.

all of the pipes are merely pvc.

so you break a pipe. No biggie. Shut the pump(s) off (some pools have 2 pumps, one is for the cleaner). And go to your industrial plumbing supply house (not Home Depot or Lowes) and buy a repair coupler and some piple and put it back together. Piece of cake.


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Old 06-22-2012, 01:39 AM
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all of the pipes are merely pvc.

so you break a pipe. No biggie. Shut the pump(s) off (some pools have 2 pumps, one is for the cleaner). And go to your industrial plumbing supply house (not Home Depot or Lowes) and buy a repair coupler and some piple and put it back together. Piece of cake.


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And for the goodness sakes, make sure you use pressure fittings and not that DWV crap! (you shake your head but thats the only type of fittings that my local hardware store carries!)
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And for the goodness sakes, make sure you use pressure fittings and not that DWV crap! (you shake your head but thats the only type of fittings that my local hardware store carries!)
Dude, we're talking a quick repair job, in the event a pipe would get broken. Cut out the broken. Install new pipe . 6 minute task.
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Old 06-21-2012, 08:11 PM
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thanks. why no HD/Lowes? They are actually cheaper on 4" perf pipe than the half dozen industrial supply places around here.
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thanks. why no HD/Lowes? They are actually cheaper on 4" perf pipe than the half dozen industrial supply places around here.

Pools are NOT plumbed with "4" perf pipe", goober

They are plumbed with schedule 40 PVC.

If you break a pipe, you need repair couplers.

The box stores do not sell REPAIR COUPLERS. At least not that I've seen.



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Pools are NOT plumbed with "4" perf pipe", goober

They are plumbed with schedule 40 PVC.

If you break a pipe, you need repair couplers.

The box stores do not sell REPAIR COUPLERS. At least not that I've seen.



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No ****. Im talking about general pricing but you knew that
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