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    Thread: Skimmer conversion to 3 inch

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      Skimmer conversion to 3 inch

      Has anybody shown details on converting a plastic pool/spa skimmer to 3 inch (or 4 inch) gravity flow?


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      Here's a few:

      http://www.koiphen.com/forums/showth...emouth-Skimmer

      http://www.koiphen.com/forums/showth...-World-Skimmer

      http://www.koiphen.com/forums/showth...mmer-made-easy

      I watched birdman convert his and he just drills the bottom out with a hole saw and drill press. I don't have one of those so
      I did mine like the third example with a 6" to 4" fernco.
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      Here's a different take on the conversion. Mine is a Sacramento Koi skimmer, and was already installed and encased in concrete. The bottom did not lend itself to an easy conversion, so my only option was to go through the side with a 3" uniseal.
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      I found some more threads...

      Skimmer for Block ponds

      http://www.koiphen.com/forums/showth...or-Block-ponds



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      This is still one of my favorite skimmers. Designed to fit in the space of one block. And using elec. conduit adapters very easy to convert to 3 or 4 inch out.
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      I used the skimmer Birdman shows in previous post. But I found a Fernco that fit over the entire body of the bottom of skimmer. It was a strange size Fernco, maybe a 4 by 5? Think I had to special order it.

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      Quote Originally Posted by birdman View Post
      This is still one of my favorite skimmers. Designed to fit in the space of one block. And using elec. conduit adapters very easy to convert to 3 or 4 inch out.

      Thanks Steve, that is what I am looking for.

      I know that it would be perfect for a block wall pond with liner... would it work with a solid block wall pond with concrete and plaster finish?


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      Quote Originally Posted by mplskoi View Post
      I used the skimmer Birdman shows in previous post. But I found a Fernco that fit over the entire body of the bottom of skimmer. It was a strange size Fernco, maybe a 4 by 5? Think I had to special order it.


      I think the fernco I found that fit was one made for converting clay pipe to standard pvc sizes.
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      And using elec. conduit adapters very easy to convert to 3 or 4 inch out.

      I am planning on doing it like this:

      from Birdman's Fluid Bed Filter





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