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How to loosen pool glass stuck in spigot?

ADV
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How to loosen pool glass stuck in spigot?

Hi, I need to lift a panel up about a cm.  The screws are loose but the glass is stuck to the rubber/plastic packer.  Any ideas on how to remove/loosen it etc.  Thanks 

MitchellMc
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Re: pool glass stuck in spigot

That's a bummer, @ADV. Have you tried early on in the morning when the rubber hasn't been heated by the sun and become sticky?

 

Mitchell

 

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ADV
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Re: pool glass stuck in spigot

Nope, good idea, will have a go in the morning.

JoeAzza
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Re: How to loosen pool glass stuck in spigot?

Hi @ADV , 

@EricL idea using WD40 is good, just to add to this, try running a fishing line between the glass panel and the rubber support, this should free up the seal between the glass and rubber, this will also tell you if there is another obstruction as suggested by @MitchellMc 

ADV
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Re: How to loosen pool glass stuck in spigot?

Thanks mate

MitchellMc
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Re: How to loosen pool glass stuck in spigot?

Love the fishing line idea @JoeAzza! Dental floss will work in a pinch, too.

 

Mitchell

 

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MitchellMc
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Re: How to loosen pool glass stuck in spigot?

If you haven't removed car badges with fishing line before @ADV, the process works best if you keep the line taught and use a sawing action.

 

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ADV
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Re: How to loosen pool glass stuck in spigot?

No luck yet.  Tried the fishing line and it catches at the height of the first screw, almost as if there's something in there.  I pushed a sharp thin knife down the spigot and it hit the same thing at the same height.

EricL
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Re: How to loosen pool glass stuck in spigot?

Hi @ADV

 

I suggest getting an extra pair of hands to hold the glass up from the bottom while trying to do the fishing line technique. I suspect that the spot you're hitting is the holding point of the glass. It might be necessary to relieve the pressure being exerted on it by having an extra pair of hands. I propose doing a combination of the WD40 and fishing line to make the line pass through easily between the spigot and the glass panel. 

 

If you need further assistance, please let us know,

 

Eric

 

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TedBear
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Re: How to loosen pool glass stuck in spigot?

I suggest checking for the possibility of a protective sleeve running through the spigot and the glass. 

If so, you'll need to make or find a wooden punch at the right diameter to push it out.

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