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Thread: Worth Fixing Small Leak?

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    Worth Fixing Small Leak?

    I have a small leak where my elbow from my pump connects to the multi-valve. It would just take some tightening, but for me to tighten it I have to disconnect everything from the multivalve and empty my filter's water. Is it worth it? Here is a pic.

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    Re: Worth Fixing Small Leak?

    I've had a leak at a threaded fitting going into my MPV since shortly after I installed my filter 2 years ago. It's about a drip every 2 minutes... I don't bother because in my case, it's more than just tightening a fitting. Likely would have to cut pipe, put in a coupler and replace a couple fittings. Not worth it.

    How much is it leaking? Steady drip? Slow drip? Stream? Also... if it's dripping onto your pump, it might be worth it to prevent corrosion.
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    Re: Worth Fixing Small Leak?

    About a drip per minute or two. I have a small piece of wood slanted over the pump so it catches and slides the drip off. I just replaced a few parts due to leaks in a few areas and did some troubleshooting so I've taken my plumbing apart at least three times now. It is definitely a case of tightening it because I did not tighten it as much as I could have because I just got a new multi valve and was worried it would break. My waste hose and return pipe do not have screwable fittings at the ends, so I have to detach the multi valve from the two filter fittings and rotate the actual valve to unscrew the pipe and hose. This is also in a tight little filter shack I have. Thank you for the response.

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