Filter Leaking


Old 06-04-05, 09:51 PM
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Filter Leaking

After trying a new gasket and handle spring I replaced my multi port valve on the sand filter. It is working great but can't get a seal between the it and the filter casing. The port valve is a cooper. I used lube on the o ring and that is the only thing keeping it a small leak. The problem is with the bracket holding the multi port valve to the filter. Its as tight as can be, even tried cutting back the bracket a little. But the multi port valve still leaks and turns easily. Any suggestions?
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Old 06-06-05, 12:28 PM
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Things to check for:

1. Hairline crack of any kind.
2. Proper size o-ring.
Old 06-06-05, 05:30 PM
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if im understanding you correctly, the leak is comming from where the backwash valve connects to the filter , ? and it connects with gland nuts ?
and the sealing is provided by the o - rings ? if this is indeed the case and as the tow guy stated, the 0-ringa may be the wrong size or possibly a crack, good advise, however you can remove the backwash valve clean all the lube from the o-rings with acetone clean the mating socket, and use g e silicone seal put it back togeather let it cure 24 hours and this should stop the leak. yes it can be taken apart in the future does require extra effort.


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