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How do you get the Trimline Ball Valve off?

The round ball in the ball valve is leaking and I've been told the whole piece needs replacing. How do you "unscrew" it from the filter? It is an older model and I don't think there's a wrench made big enough to get it off.

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First if it isn't cracked you should be able to remove the screws from the top and replace gaskets inside. There are two types the clamp ones and the threaded ones. The threads get difficult with plastic on plastic (or fiberglass) and sand in the threads. If it is indeed no longer of any use, thread a piece of 1-1/2" pipe in the vale openings. Apply some type of lube to soak into the threads. Get an assistant to hold the filter , while you use that pipe as a large wrench to remove valve. REMEMBER LEFTY LOOSEY. That valve will be rather expensive,and not easy to locate. Try repairing it first.

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