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    Need help removing the top of Pentair triton II Filter

    Hope this is the right place to ask. My pressure gauge on my triton II was leaking last week and I removed the top of the filter ( the large 8 " buttress I think it is called) and removed the gauge assembly dried it off and put JB weld on the threaded crack where gauge screws into plastic housing until my new gauge assembly arrived. The buttress removed easily and I regressed the large o ring before putting it back together. Today I went to install new pressure gauge housing and gauge, but cannot remove the top of filter (buttress). Have relieved pressure etc., but it won't budge. Anyone know of any tricks for removal? It is plastic so can't hit it too hard.
    35,000 gal. IG Diamond Brite plaster saltwater pool new as of May 2011. Pentair IC 40 SWG, Pentair Triton II sand filter, Pentair Mastertemp heater, Pentair Whisperflo pump. TFP 100 test kit. Well water.

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    Re: Need help removing the top of Pentair triton II Filter

    I never told you to do this:

    Turn your pump on for ten seconds -- Thats how many pool service guys do it.
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    Re: Need help removing the top of Pentair triton II Filter

    A filter should never be pressured to try to remove a part or disassemble it. Someone could be seriously injured. The filter should have come with a wrench that fits the dome. You can get a new one if you don't have the original.

    Buttress is the type of thread (as opposed to the older style "V" thread).

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    Re: Need help removing the top of Pentair triton II Filter

    That's why pool service guys do it because as James says you shouldn't.
    22k gallon IG pebblefina, Jandy 1.5 HP VS, Jandy CV Cartridge filter, Fafco solar panels, Polaris 360 supply side cleaner, waterfall

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    Re: Need help removing the top of Pentair triton II Filter

    I think that you're thinking that he is trying to separate two halves of a filter. He is trying to unscrew a closure dome.

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    Re: Need help removing the top of Pentair triton II Filter

    I have the wrench, but I need more. Don't understand turning on pump for ten seconds, that just puts pressure back in system. James, you are correct, I am just trying to unscrew dome closure. It came off very easy last week, now it won't budge. Only thing I can think of is I put it back on too tight.
    35,000 gal. IG Diamond Brite plaster saltwater pool new as of May 2011. Pentair IC 40 SWG, Pentair Triton II sand filter, Pentair Mastertemp heater, Pentair Whisperflo pump. TFP 100 test kit. Well water.

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    Re: Need help removing the top of Pentair triton II Filter

    Try putting short pieces of pipe over the handles of the wrench to get more leverage. Use steady, even pressure and it should come loose. Maybe have someone push one handle while you push the other.

    Make sure that you're turning counterclockwise.

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    Re: Need help removing the top of Pentair triton II Filter

    Used two cheater pipes slow constant pressure and the dome broke free. My daughter is here for Easter and has advanced training regarding Orings valves etc.on the oil field. She said I put the dome on too tight.
    35,000 gal. IG Diamond Brite plaster saltwater pool new as of May 2011. Pentair IC 40 SWG, Pentair Triton II sand filter, Pentair Mastertemp heater, Pentair Whisperflo pump. TFP 100 test kit. Well water.

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    Re: Need help removing the top of Pentair triton II Filter

    Good job. Thanks for the update.

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    Re: Need help removing the top of Pentair triton II Filter

    Thank you James. I use cheater pipes quite as I live on a ranch,was just reluctant as the pentair wrench is plastic. I got lucky. Thanks again
    35,000 gal. IG Diamond Brite plaster saltwater pool new as of May 2011. Pentair IC 40 SWG, Pentair Triton II sand filter, Pentair Mastertemp heater, Pentair Whisperflo pump. TFP 100 test kit. Well water.

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    Re: Need help removing the top of Pentair triton II Filter

    I have had mine (TR-140) off 4-5 times. I always have to tap the "ear" of the wrench with a rubber mallet.
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    Re: Need help removing the top of Pentair triton II Filter

    Quote Originally Posted by johns6 View Post
    My daughter has advanced training regarding Orings valves etc.on the oil field.
    VERY important that oil based lubricants are NOT used to lube orings for the pool industry. Vaseline is one petroleum base lube that i have to school pool owners about not using regularly. It tends to make the o rings prematurely fail from drying out, swelling, stretching, etc.

    This is for the benefit of others. I'm sure that you used the correct (Teflon based) lube for your o-ring(s)...
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