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Need help downsizing pool pump connection

My Intex Pool Pump 1500 gph stopped working so I was trying to use my old 1000 gph pump but I am need to be able to convert my 1 1/2" pump hose that is connected to the pool to adjust down to fit a 1" fitting on the other pump. I went to two hardware stores and no one could help me. There has to be an adapter out there that would work.

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  • medavis24 May 29, 2009

    Yes, I want to keep using the original flex hose that came with the Intex 1500 gph Pump but attach it to a 100 gph Pump

  • medavis24 May 29, 2009

    I meant to type a 1000 gph pool pump from my old pool.

  • medavis24 May 29, 2009

    The old pump has the 1 1/2 in flex tube with a threaded ring attached that screwed on to the old pump and the new pump nipple is not threaded, it used a clamp.

    The pump I want to use is the standard 1" nipple without threads that you just slide on the flex tube and clamp it down with a metal clamp.

  • medavis24 May 29, 2009

    Here is the hose that is connected to my pool, (1 1/2")but I need to be able to connect one end to my new pump which is just a non-threaded 1" nipple. Sorry, I am trying to explain it better. Thanks!

  • medavis24 May 29, 2009

    No, I know nothing about mating pve piping/adapters with solvent? Is that the same as pipe glue?

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  • medavis24 Jun 01, 2009

    Thanks charlie. Just wanted to let you know I got it fixed Friday after work. I went to Ace Hardware and found a rubber reducer 1 1/2" to 1" with clamps and attached them and everything works great now. If I have other problems, I will definitely contact this site.

  • Samuel Charles Spriggs May 11, 2010

    I'm not totally visualizing this yet, but if you had a 1 1/2" non-threaded nipple on the new pump, would that allow you to clamp the 1 1/2" flex hose onto that nipple?

  • Samuel Charles Spriggs May 11, 2010

    Yep, I was reading 1000 gph -- just because of the 1" ports, I guess.

  • Samuel Charles Spriggs May 11, 2010

    I have extensive experience with adapting all types & sizes of hoses & pipes to all types & sizes of hoses and pipes.

    I assume you have 1 1/2" nipples on the old pump and 1" on the new pump. And, the flex hose clamped onto the 1 1/2" nipples.

    One way to do this is to install a 1" to 1 1/2" adapter on the new pump so you have the same size nipple you had on the old pump.

    I'm assuming further, the nipples are CPVC. There are adapters available to do this job. The adapter(s) you use will depend on whether you have threaded or non-threaded nipples on the new pump -- could you tell me what you have on the new pump?

    And, also correct any of my assumptions above.



  • Samuel Charles Spriggs May 11, 2010

    Going by the picture, it appears that you are using flex hose -- is that correct?



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Okay. I think I gotcha covered.

I have one mocked up here right in front of me.

Still going on the PVC pipe assumption...

- Install a PVC 1 1/2 " - 1" reducer on the new pump nipple.

- Install a short piece (nipple) of 1 1/2" PVC pipe in the reducer installed on the pump

- Install an 1 1/2" MIP adapter (PVC) on the 1 1/2 " nipple

- Screw the hose onto the threaded 1 1/2" MIP adapter.

There are several ways to do this -- the above is a good way.

Have you ever mated PVC piping/adapters with solvent? I can help you with the details of this if your unfamiliar with it...


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  • Samuel Charles Spriggs May 29, 2009

    I've never heard it called pipe glue, but I guess the term fits.

    The process is pretty simple. Do you want to give this hookup a try?

  • Samuel Charles Spriggs May 29, 2009

    Once you get the parts, drop me a line.

    Do you know pretty much what to get?




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