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Bleedline Nipple, 1/4", Hot Spring

Item #: 30598


This nipple is glued into various pvc fittings in various places on Hot Spring, Tiger River, Limelight, Hot Spot and Solana spa models. Simply drill out the broken 1/4" barbed fitting with a 19/64" drill bit (only this size drill bit). Then glue this replacement into the drilled out hole using regular PVC glue found at most hardware stores. Don't use primer. A bleedline is critical in preventing a Hot Spring from developing an "air lock" and burning up the heater and/or circulation pump. It is also connected on the backside of the Moto-Massage niche (housing). Bleed lines are important when draining your spa as they help water to drain out of equipment. A bleedline is also critical in a Hot Spring, Tiger River and Limelight spa especially at the small circulation pump and its related plumbing. Here's why: Once the spa is energized after refilling, you're meant to immediately turn on the jet pump. One end of the heating systems plumbing has a 1/4" bleedline. It eventually connects to the small tubing on the front of the jet pump (suction side). Once the jet pump is activated, the bleedline will act like a straw and suck out air from the heater, circulation pump and its related plumbing so they can quickly fill with water and prime easier.

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