Removing a broken spa nozzle

Mr. Majestyk

New member
May 23, 2020
3
Charlotte, NC
Can anyone identify this nozzle? It's 3.25" long and removable with a 1/2" socket wrench? Any ideas how to remove a broken one? :( Unfortunately, one sheared off and I don't have a clue how to remove the rest of it. Thanks for any help you can offer.

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RDspaguy

In The Industry
Mar 21, 2020
604
Cabool, Mo
Just needle nose pliers, which are likely to just break it more. Or this, if you can get it in there.
If it breaks down to the threads you can use a hacksaw blade to carefully and tediously cut through the side in 3 locations around the fitting and remove the pieces with a screwdriver and long needlenose. This will damage the threads in the jet body, but it should still work, just don't cut any deeper than necessary and do it by hand not sawzall. Also, be sure you don't cross-thread the new one, which will be very easy to do at that point.
 

Mr. Majestyk

New member
May 23, 2020
3
Charlotte, NC
Thanks for the recommendation. I'll definitely buy the tool and try it. My needle nose won't reach because it's recessed 7" deep. I had to use double ratchet extensions to make contact w/ the nozzle. Maybe the tool will open wide enough to get a decent grip on the remains of the nozzle. I'll post the results either way. Thanks again.
 

Mr. Majestyk

New member
May 23, 2020
3
Charlotte, NC
I said I'd post the results. It was a Pyrrhic victory at best. The AutoZone tool wasn't long enough but I used the below combination of tools to extract one of the broken nozzles. However, a second also broke. I used the same method but was a little too aggressive in setting the extractor, resulting in both the extractor and 1/2" socket plunging through the nozzle threads. I tried retrieving them for two days before giving up. I used a rifle bore cleaning rod to chip away the remains of the nozzle and successfully thread anew one in. Btw, the p/n for the nozzle is Pentair 46543000. It makes me sick to know those two items are lurking behind the nozzle causing intermittent blockages and leaching metal into the pool as the extractor corrodes. If anyone has any ideas, then I'm all ears but thanks again for the assistance.

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