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    Air leaking out of return plugs

    When closing this year, I have air leaking out of both of the return plugs after blowing out the lines. I tried a new plug, but still have the issue. I use the screw in plugs, and tightened hand tight and when it did not seal I tightened it slowly all the way, but both continued to leak. Do I have to replace the return faceplate? The faceplate appears to be a Hayward with four screws in it. Its a vinyl pool. Thanks for any help.

    Chris
    19,000 vinyl pool, solar heat, .75 hp tristar, 48 sq ft de filter

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    Re: Air leaking out of return plugs

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    When closing this year, I have air leaking out of both of the return plugs after blowing out the lines. I tried a new plug, but still have the issue. I use the screw in plugs, and tightened hand tight and when it did not seal I tightened it slowly all the way, but both continued to leak. Do I have to replace the return faceplate? The faceplate appears to be a Hayward with four screws in it. Its a vinyl pool. Thanks for any help.

    Chris
    Read the post about 12 down from your post. Winter plugs.
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    Re: Air leaking out of return plugs

    Quote Originally Posted by samt View Post
    Read the post about 12 down from your post. Winter plugs.
    Winter Plugs (Any experience with the threaded ones))

    I believe Sam is referring to this post, but it was moved up. I started the post and had the same issue with the screw in plugs. Please read post. Use the rubber plugs, they work best.
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