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What size is pool pump pipe?

What size is pool pump pipe?

It is not uncommon to find both 2” and 1.5” pipes used on pool systems, and more complicated pools may also use smaller ¾” or 1” PVC pipe for spa overflow, chlorinator or booster pump connections. Large diameter pipe size has the advantage of lower resistance, faster water flow and lower overall system pressure.

What size is most pool plumbing?

Rigid PVC pipe being used to plumb a pool should be a minimum Schedule 40 which is the standard for pool plumbing pipe. Pipe that is 2″ in diameter can hold pressure of 166 PSI.

How big is a PVC pool pump fitting?

We also sell a few pool plumbing fittings in our online store. If you’re unsure what pipe size you have, note that 1.5″ Schedule 40 PVC pipe has an outer diameter of 1-7/8″, and an inner diameter of 1-1/2″. Use PVC cleaner or primer just before gluing, it softens the pipe and fittings to make a better bond.

What to look for when replacing a pool pump?

First, we want to cut the pipe that comes into the old pump. Look for a place to cut the pipe that will leave at least 1.5″ of free or exposed pipe that is not covered by a coupling or other fitting. This will allow you some pipe to connect the new pump plumbing fittings.

How do you reconnect a pool pump to a PVC pipe?

If you are reconnecting the exact same pump, leave at least 1 inch on both sides of your cut, so that you can use the same pipes and just reconnect with two PVC couplings or unions. Once the incoming and outgoing pipes are cut, use large channel lock type pliers to remove the threaded pipe fittings out of both ends of the pump.

How do you install a new pool pump?

Let’s start with a materials list, to install a new pool pump, gather these items: Remove the Old Pool Pump. First, we want to cut the pipe that comes into the old pump. Look for a place to cut the pipe that will leave at least 1.5″ of free or exposed pipe that is not covered by a coupling or other fitting.

We also sell a few pool plumbing fittings in our online store. If you’re unsure what pipe size you have, note that 1.5″ Schedule 40 PVC pipe has an outer diameter of 1-7/8″, and an inner diameter of 1-1/2″. Use PVC cleaner or primer just before gluing, it softens the pipe and fittings to make a better bond.

What’s the best way to replace a pool pump fitting?

“There’s two ways to fix this”, I told him. The quick fix is to mix up equal parts of Pool Putty and stuff it into the area where the fitting is screwed into the pump. The better, more permanent way, is to replace the fitting, by cutting it out, threading in a new MTA, nipple or union, and gluing it on to the PVC pipe.

How big is the PVC pipe in my aboveground pool?

I have a 1.5 HP mighty mammoth pump on my aboveground pool, HAP1100 I broke the plastic water shutoff valve and part of it is in the inlet port which is for a 1 1/2 in valve. If I try to take it out I will damage the internal threads of the pump hsg.. It also is threaded on outside and is 2 1/2 inch diameter external threads.

Where can I buy pipe for a pool pump?

All of these plumbing items I speak of can be bought at Home Depot or Lowes, or smaller hardware stores or plumbing suppliers. 99% of pool pumps use either 1.5″ or 2″ pipe and connectors, a size that is fairly easy to find. We also sell a few pool plumbing fittings in our online store.