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    Capping off the chlorinator

    I inherited a pool with an inline chlorinator. TFP has educated me on the dangers of stealthy CYA levels, and I avoid using pucks on a regular basis. The chlorinator has been turned off for some time. Here's the problem: it's leaking. Here's the question: is it possible to remove the chlorinator body and cap off all the ports somehow? Thanks for your help and suggestions!
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    Re: Capping off the chlorinator

    Where is it leaking at on the chlorinator? Near the bottom where it's connected to the plumbing, or at the top of the tower itself? Maybe the cap O-ring?
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    Re: Capping off the chlorinator

    It's leaking from the side of the plumbing, where the little hose attaches. That threaded connection is cracked. I was figuring I could just disconnect everything, epoxy that crack, and seal up all the openings.

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    I know a permanent solution would be to re-plumb, but I'm not sure how to do that myself.

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    Re: Capping off the chlorinator

    I see. Yours is slightly different than mine. You certainly could do that. If however you ever think you may go on vacation (i.e. like to Florida), it may come-in handy. ha ha (sorry, couldn't resist). But sure, do what you have to for now. In the future, if you ever really had to replace it, I'm sure you could. As long as the water flow to the pool is not impeded you'll be fine.
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    Re: Capping off the chlorinator

    Thanks, Pat! I got a couple of 1/2" plugs. I'm going to seal up the in/out ports and just leave the tower. We'll see how that goes.

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    I vacation in Massachusetts. Lol

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    Re: Capping off the chlorinator

    I did that too, but just used some stainless steel very short bolts, with hose clamps (with a liberal amount of liquid nails on them before inserting)

    capped up good!
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    Re: Capping off the chlorinator

    Oh good, a fellow capper!

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