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Thread: Filter standpipe (inside) joint sealant/caulk? Need to re-seal, unsure what product.

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    Filter standpipe (inside) joint sealant/caulk? Need to re-seal, unsure what product.

    I've had DE getting into our pool since last summer, and have finally found the culprit (after fixing a suction-side leak, replacing o-ring, then grids, then the manifold).
    The caulk on the far side of the standpipe had come off.

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    I have to remove this caulk and re-seal the pipe to the elbow, does anyone know what exactly the correct compound/procedure is?

    You can sorta see it, out of focus, in the other attached image.
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    30kgal in-ground/steel with vinyl liner, aluminum bullnose coping || 1 H.P. superpump || Polaris P9550 robot|| Hayward 48sq ft DE filter || Taylor K2006 kit

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    Re: Filter standpipe (inside) joint sealant/caulk? Need to re-seal, unsure what prod

    Hrm, everything appears to be PVC. Blue cement???

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    30kgal in-ground/steel with vinyl liner, aluminum bullnose coping || 1 H.P. superpump || Polaris P9550 robot|| Hayward 48sq ft DE filter || Taylor K2006 kit

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    Re: Filter standpipe (inside) joint sealant/caulk? Need to re-seal, unsure what prod

    Well, if anyone is curious, I bonded the pipe and elbow together with pvc cement, but the fit was way too easy so I supplemented it with plumber's epoxy. I fit it together, it's running, and I will update here once I determine if the fix worked or not.
    30kgal in-ground/steel with vinyl liner, aluminum bullnose coping || 1 H.P. superpump || Polaris P9550 robot|| Hayward 48sq ft DE filter || Taylor K2006 kit

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