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.