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I am changing the sand in my Triton filter. [filter is over 10 years old, possibly 15 years]. I have drained the water using the drain plug at the bottom. I have removed the transparent plastic dome from the top. But now I am faced with a whitish plastic cylinder, the top of which sits just below the opening into which I need to insert my vacuum hose. How do I remove this cylinder which is joined by an L-shaped plastic pipe to a joint which leads to the multi-valve?

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This piece screws into the elbow under it witch in turn screws into the bulkhead fitting. It will stick when removing. I will usually use the handels from my big chanellocks stuck in the holes on top of it to act as a make shift wrench to get it free, or you can turn the whole assembly sidewise a little to get under it to turn it out. After you get the sand out re assembly it and leave it off to the side to refill with sand. Be sure to have water in the filter when you put the sand in so the levels easy and dosen't stress the laterls in the bottom and crack one of them. Then rite up the assembly and feed the air bleed through the top piece. Put the lid back on and your ready to go.

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