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Thread: Dog chewed threads on sand filter motor

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    Dog chewed threads on sand filter motor

    Earlier this spring, while I had the pool drained and taken apart, our Christmas puppy chewed the threads where the hose comes from the skimmer into the sand filter pump (see pic). At the time, I wasn't too worried about it, because the pipe would still screw onto the threads, so I thought it would be okay. Now that we're setting up the pool, the connection is not sound--it drips at a rate (my husband says) of about 2 gallons per hour. We tried applying pipe tape to the threads, but it still drips... any suggestions, or am I going to have to buy a whole new filter?IMG_5907.jpg
    18' x 42" Summer Escapes AG Pool; Intex Krystal Clear Sand Filter Pump (2800 gallon)

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    Re: Dog chewed threads on sand filter motor

    Oh, never mind (I think)--I'm looking at the manual/parts breakdown for the filter... I forgot that the tank area (where those threads are) will come off from the motor part, and I can just buy a new one.
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    Re: Dog chewed threads on sand filter motor

    I'd see if I couldn't find a rubber washer or O-ring to crush between the two surfaces. Smooth out any teeth marks on the end with a file so it's smooth. If it works, you saved a bunch of money and downtime. If it doesn't, you've wasted maybe a buck and a half.
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    Re: Dog chewed threads on sand filter motor

    Are there threads on the inside?

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    Re: Dog chewed threads on sand filter motor

    Does that seal w a washer or by threads? If washer, smooth the end, if threads, and the other piece doesn't use all the thread, cut off the outside part?
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    Re: Dog chewed threads on sand filter motor

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    Re: Dog chewed threads on sand filter motor

    When you're done, buy that dog a KONG Bone. We bought our Rottweiler one and she still has it after 4 years! She loves it!
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