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    Thread: Removing skimmer- need to repairing/patch large hole

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      Removing skimmer- need to repairing/patch large hole

      Hello,

      I bought a No-Niche skimmer from deep water koi so Ill need to patch the 12 x 12 inch hole in my EPDM liner from my old sidewall skimmer. Can I use a extra piece of liner that I kept from when I installed my pond a few years ago with some EPDM double sided stick seam tape?

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      I think I'd just cap the pipe outlet of the skimmer and leave it there without trying to remove it.
      Maybe just cover the weir hole with a piece of solid black plastic?
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      Quote Originally Posted by icu2 View Post
      I think I'd just cap the pipe outlet of the skimmer and leave it there without trying to remove it.
      Maybe just cover the weir hole with a piece of solid black plastic?
      I wish but I have to remove the skimmer and run the new pipes in this location for the new skimmer .... the return and for the new bottom drain(side bottom drain) not to mention reclaim this walkway back
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      Bump ... still looking for sealing the hole advice please

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      for my seal overlaps, I did 3 to 4 inch overlap, heavy on the LOCTITE PL Poly Roof and Flashing 10-oz Black Paintable Polyurethane Caulk, super cleaned the rubber with acetone, then used seamtape as a backup. Area needs to dry for 24hr if in a sunny spot, if not 36hr to 48hr then. Make sure the polyurethane has been in the sun or on the heater, more pliable then.

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      Quote Originally Posted by msegger View Post
      for my seal overlaps, I did 3 to 4 inch overlap, heavy on the LOCTITE PL Poly Roof and Flashing 10-oz Black Paintable Polyurethane Caulk, super cleaned the rubber with acetone, then used seamtape as a backup. Area needs to dry for 24hr if in a sunny spot, if not 36hr to 48hr then. Make sure the polyurethane has been in the sun or on the heater, more pliable then.
      So you you think I can use the same method but just use pond liner scraps to cover the hole? I could also maybe patch the backside to increase chances of sealing?

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      yeah I just used the scrap liner if in good condition. Yeah for sure, if you can patch the backside, would not hurt. Make sure to keep the patch work vertical or horizontal with no torque created on it.

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      Quote Originally Posted by msegger View Post
      yeah I just used the scrap liner if in good condition. Yeah for sure, if you can patch the backside, would not hurt. Make sure to keep the patch work vertical or horizontal with no torque created on it.
      Thanks … can you explain what you mean about “ keep the patch work vertical or horizontal with no torque created on it”

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      Quote Originally Posted by msegger View Post
      yeah I just used the scrap liner if in good condition. Yeah for sure, if you can patch the backside, would not hurt. Make sure to keep the patch work vertical or horizontal with no torque created on it.
      Thanks … what do you mean by “ keep the patch work vertical or horizontal with no torque created on it.”

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