This is the Regular GIZZMO. It is designed to absorb the expansion of winter freeze-up in swimming pool skimmers. The Regular GIZZMO is 9 inches long and installs in short skimmers found in both above ground and in-ground swimming pools. The Regular GIZZMO has 1 1/2 inch threads and features a generous bar style grip for easy handling. For a professional fit, the GIZZMO can be used with teflon tape. Teflon tape is a very thin white tape used to wrap the threaded ends of pipes to improve the watertightness of a joint. The GIZZMO is designed for single season use. Please remember to recycle this product.