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    Leak around pressure gauge

    Where the pressure gauge is screwed in on top of my filter looks to be leaking water slowly. I can see a crack and water slowly dripping out. Is this something that I need to replace? Could it be allowing air back into the filter and eventually cause issues?

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    Re: Leak around pressure gauge

    The only time it should let air back into your system is when the pump is off. While running, water would be forced-out due to it being on the pressure side of your pump. It would be a good idea to replace it. The last thing you want is for it to rupture while you're asleep or away from home. You might want to check the gauges available on TFTeskits.com right HERE.

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    Re: Leak around pressure gauge

    The gauges from TFTestkits.net are nice because they're glycerine filled and the numbers go to 30 so its easier to see. Its a fast change out with a little plumbers tape you're good to go!
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    Re: Leak around pressure gauge

    That black thing is your air bleed. Mine cracked adjacent to the gauge threads so I replaced the whole thing. Just replacing the gauge won't do it.
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    Re: Leak around pressure gauge

    Good eye Richard. Maybe something like this: Amazon.com: Pentair 98209800 High Flow Manual Relief Valve Replacement Pool and Spa Filter: Patio, Lawn Garden. Double-check your model number though before ordering.
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    Re: Leak around pressure gauge

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard320 View Post
    That black thing is your air bleed. Mine cracked adjacent to the gauge threads so I replaced the whole thing. Just replacing the gauge won't do it.
    Thanks. I'll replace the whole thing. Have a new pressure gauge from tftestkits that just arrived today that I will use also.
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