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Thread: Air Leak in Ball Valves

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    Air Leak in Ball Valves

    I have 3 ball valves that are in the three inlet lines to my pump, when I move them I hear a varying air leaking sound. I am thinking that they are leaking air. Can these be taken apart and repaired, do I need to maintain them in any way? Could this be what is causing massive air coming out through my returns? I am also having alot of trouble sealing my pump strainer lid. I bought a new gasket and have tried putting some sealant around the edges to stop the leak. Is there anything else you can recommend for this problem.

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    Re: Air Leak in Ball Valves

    check the front fitting on the motor, sometimes they loosen up from dry running the pump. As for ball valve maintenance to be sure why not just replace them entirely?
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