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    replacing an o-ring

    Last year, I opened up the flow handle and changed the o-ring as per the advice of my local pool store (prior to finding this site!). Ever since then, when I turn it to backwash, rinse, etc., it gets pulled up somehow and water starts coming out of the backwash pipe in the yard. All last year, anytime I moved the flow handle off of filter to do anything, I would have to open up the flow handle and put the o-ring back in place so I would not lose water. Needless to say, this should be very unnecessary. I think the best solution is to replace the o-ring again, but I want to make sure I can secure it down so that it doesn't move. That would alleviate the need to open up the flow handle so much. Any suggestions on securing the o-ring down? Thanks for any advice you can give.
    18x36 Grecian style vinyl 23,000 gal inground pool, Hayward Pro Series S220T sand filter, Hayward Super Pump 1 hp.

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    Re: replacing an o-ring

    I believe I am referring to the multiport valve instead of a flow handle? I am not familiar with the name of the parts...just what they look like!

    When I changed it last year, the pool store told me to glue it down with pvc glue. Not sure if this was the best idea or not, though I did follow their instructions. Obviously, that did not work.
    18x36 Grecian style vinyl 23,000 gal inground pool, Hayward Pro Series S220T sand filter, Hayward Super Pump 1 hp.

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    Re: replacing an o-ring

    If you are talking about a multiport valve aka spidergasket you can use HH-66 glue it skins quickly and is very elastic. If the gasket is deformed from unseating itself you will need to purchase a new one. Whenever you glue make sure all surfaces are clean and dry. Jacks lube may be used on the upward facing part of the gasket after it has been glued
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    Re: replacing an o-ring

    X-PertPool...thank you for your help! I will go the glue and the lube. I am going to replace the o-ring. Thanks again!

    Kelly
    18x36 Grecian style vinyl 23,000 gal inground pool, Hayward Pro Series S220T sand filter, Hayward Super Pump 1 hp.

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