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    New pressure gauge issue - installer issue

    Need suggestions please.
    I was taking apart 60sf DE filter and cleaning today...trying to finish a slam and trying to figure out why I am still losing FC. So I figured I'd backwash the filter and then take it apart to clean and remove any dead stuff that was in there that the backwash didn't get rid of...which was a lot. I hosed off all the grids really well - but didn't do the Strip Kwik cleaner like I do at season's end; Anyway, put the filter back together and thought it would be a good time to quickly change the pressure gauge since I bought one of the nice ones from TFTestkits. It turned into a little bit of a project as the original gauge's plastic housing was meant to hold only the original one, but i cut that away and installed the new one. All good except here's the problem...I tightened it just a bit too much...ugh... which has caused a minor crack and leak to come from the underside of the mount. When I turned the gauge back 1 revolution the stream stopped and now it is just a small, but steady drip leak from the underside.

    I hope I'm not the first person to do this, so can anyone suggest an adhesive, epoxy, other that I can fill this tiny crack with? The gauge appears to be working fine;

    BTW, is the oil supposed to fill the entire front panel or does it not matter?

    Thanks all for the help...I hope there is an answer out there.

    Tony





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    Re: New pressure gauge issue - installer issue

    The oil does not have to fill the entire gauge.
    I would try putting a hose clamp around the plastic to hold it shut before trying any glue/adhesive. I did this on my RV water tank drain which is cracked horribly and would be very difficult to repair. The hose clamp has kept it leak free for a few years now.
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    Re: New pressure gauge issue - installer issue

    Great idea. I think I even have 1 in the garage. Let me give that a shot. Thanks Jason.
    20'x40'; 30,000G outdoor/in-ground; Gunite/Plaster (May 2005); DE Waterway 60sf grid (grid new'13); Pentair WhisperFlo Model WFE-28 2hp; TF-100 w/SpeedStir; 1 main drain / 1 main return; 2 skimmers; 3 in-line wall returns; RayVac cleaner; Manual 7-mil clear solar cover; morning & afternoon sun 'till 3:30 pm; Then shade; Well - no restrictions;

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    Re: New pressure gauge issue - installer issue

    Jason, thanks. That remedy was quick. I'm down to 1 drip every 5-10 seconds.

    Is there anything that can be done to the gauge to fill it up? or do I just need to let it be? What does the little gold knob on the top do?
    20'x40'; 30,000G outdoor/in-ground; Gunite/Plaster (May 2005); DE Waterway 60sf grid (grid new'13); Pentair WhisperFlo Model WFE-28 2hp; TF-100 w/SpeedStir; 1 main drain / 1 main return; 2 skimmers; 3 in-line wall returns; RayVac cleaner; Manual 7-mil clear solar cover; morning & afternoon sun 'till 3:30 pm; Then shade; Well - no restrictions;

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    Re: New pressure gauge issue - installer issue

    No need to fill it. As the sticker says, you can pull up on that knob to allow the air pressure to equalize.
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    Re: New pressure gauge issue - installer issue

    Ok. Thanks for the help today.
    20'x40'; 30,000G outdoor/in-ground; Gunite/Plaster (May 2005); DE Waterway 60sf grid (grid new'13); Pentair WhisperFlo Model WFE-28 2hp; TF-100 w/SpeedStir; 1 main drain / 1 main return; 2 skimmers; 3 in-line wall returns; RayVac cleaner; Manual 7-mil clear solar cover; morning & afternoon sun 'till 3:30 pm; Then shade; Well - no restrictions;

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