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dreamer 03-28-2010 9:40 AM

Fat Sac fittings
 
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I would like to remove the male type fittings on my fat sac and use a quick fill valve for a tsunami pump in one opening and a plug in the other. Can these permenent fittings be removed?

scottnaz 03-28-2010 10:41 AM

They simply screw in and out, so you should be able to just back them out, counter clockwise.
Even if they are super glued in, I would imagine you will be able to break the bond while trying to unscrew them.

trdon 03-28-2010 11:01 AM

You might have a problem if they are PVC glued in. PVC creates a chemical and mechanical bond by melting the 2 items and bonding that way. You can try to back them out or you can use some tubing and go to another male barb thread to a female 3/4 thread and thread the quick connect to that. It will look a little odd but it will work if you cant get them appart.

ILrider 03-28-2010 1:58 PM

I just removed my barbed fittings to install the quick connects. The fittings were superglued in and I could not get them out. I used a hair dryer around the fitting and got it nice and warm and the fittings broke loose with just a little force, worked great!

dreamer 03-29-2010 8:46 PM

I tried the hair dryer on the fitting for about five minutes and I still could not budge it. Maybe a heat gun would be warmer.

riverside 03-30-2010 12:43 AM

it can be done with a heat gun ,heat up the black ring untill it softens a bit.Than stick a screwdriver ""carefully""between the fitting and the black ring.
The ring will flex a little and you,ll remove the first pvc cement.
Tricky job you can damage the threads

acurtis_ttu 03-30-2010 7:01 AM

Like ben said, you can damage things with a heat gun.. Is hard to do with a hari dryer. If 5 min isnt' getting it hot enough, leave it on for 10 min. The hair dryer will work.


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