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    Multiport Valve repair help

    I have two leaks on the side of the multiport valve that needs attention. But I'm not sure if I can do this myself or if I have to call a repairman. I've tried searching online for the side part but it looks nothing like the part I need. I have attached pictures. The leak is coming from the the black rubber part coming off the multiport valve. It seems it is slowly degrading and one of them has a tiny hole in which I used piping thread and electric tape to prevent the water from squirting all over the place. Seems pretty straight forward in that I loosen the black piece change the rubber piece and reattach everything. But the problem is I cannot find this piece anywhere. Is this a pretty straight forward simple repair or do I need to call a repair man. I have no experience in piping but I'm a quick learner any help would be appreciated.20160613_202434.jpg20160530_105946.jpg
    Pentair Quad D.E Cartridge Style Filter
    Pentair Multiport Valve SM-20-3
    Hayward Pump
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    Re: Multiport Valve repair help

    electric tape
    Yikes! If you really used electrical tape, you need to remake that joint. Use pipe dope only!
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    Re: Multiport Valve repair help

    lol..was in a bind and everything around me was closed. Had to improvise.

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    Re: Multiport Valve repair help

    In the past here is what I have used. I wrap the threads with teflon tape and then use a soft non hardening pipe dope on top of the tape. Works great.
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    Re: Multiport Valve repair help

    Ok I was able to locate the part and it seems pretty straight forward to replace. For anyone having a similar problem I listed the part below. I appreciate the help from those who tried to help.

    CMP Pump Union, Threaded 2" MPT x 2" Slip - CPVC

    Pentair Quad D.E Cartridge Style Filter
    Pentair Multiport Valve SM-20-3
    Hayward Pump
    Jandy Energy Filter
    Gas heater for Spa and pool

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