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Thread: Leaky DE filter drain plug

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    Leaky DE filter drain plug

    As the thread title suggests, I replaced the cap and the O-ring as well as tried putting lube on the O-ring and it's still dripping. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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    Re: Leaky DE filter drain plug

    Is the seat for the seal clean? Did you over tighten the plug? It should seal very easily.
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    Re: Leaky DE filter drain plug

    Use Teflon tape and silicon sealant if necessary.

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    Re: Leaky DE filter drain plug

    The o-ring should make the seal. Tape should have no impact. And a sealant would just make a mess and hard to open and seal in the future.
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