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Old     (dreamer)      Join Date: Nov 2008       03-28-2010, 8:40 AM Reply   
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?
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Old     (scottnaz)      Join Date: Feb 2008       03-28-2010, 9:41 AM Reply   
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.
Old     (trdon)      Join Date: Sep 2007       03-28-2010, 10:01 AM Reply   
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.
Old     (ILrider)      Join Date: Mar 2010       03-28-2010, 12:58 PM Reply   
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!
Old     (dreamer)      Join Date: Nov 2008       03-29-2010, 7:46 PM Reply   
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.
Old     (riverside)      Join Date: Mar 2002       03-29-2010, 11:43 PM Reply   
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
Old     (acurtis_ttu)      Join Date: May 2004       03-30-2010, 6:01 AM Reply   
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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