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    Filter connection leak fix?

    Hi,
    I have 2 small holes on the filter connector (see below) how can I fix them? Thanks

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    Re: Filter connection leak fix?

    The filter needs to be disassembled and the bulkhead fitting replaced. I don't think it can be glued.

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    Re: Filter connection leak fix?

    Anthony Sullivan would say "Mighty Fix It" should take care of that.

    Sorry - couldn't help myself!
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    Re: Filter connection leak fix?

    Too bad Billy Mays passed. He'd have just the product for only $19.95 and he'd double the order for free!

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    Re: Filter connection leak fix?

    Quote Originally Posted by PoolGuyNJ
    Too bad Billy Mays passed. He'd have just the product for only $19.95 and he'd double the order for free!

    Scott
    You too huh? I'm glad I'm not the only one who's amused by these infomercials.

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    Re: Filter connection leak fix?

    Well, I won't guarantee it, but I have done amazing things with two-part marine epoxy. My local hardware sells one called PC11--two little cans cost $12 or so. It will set up under water and stand up to filter pressure when cured. The only way it will work in your case is if you do a collar all the way around and smooth it out onto the thread and the filter wall. Otherwise the water pressure will break it free or at least leak.
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    Re: Filter connection leak fix?

    Also,I used some stuff in a tube from lowe's in a purple package..It was a adhesive that stand's up to water..I burned up the shaft seal&plastic around..A pool guy told me about it..I cleaned out the housing&glued the seal in place...It worked for that..I know I will have to replace the housing next go around..But it was a quick fix for the year..
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    Re: Filter connection leak fix?

    If that is a Pentair/PacFab FNS like I think it is, then you just need to undo the union connection, grab the raised "ribs" on the inside of the bulkhead and tighten using those. It looks like your bulkhead may actually be damaged too, and the oring should be replaced as well. I'd order the 190141; it is a replacement bulkhead and o-ring.
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    Re: Filter connection leak fix?

    well blow me down, that's exactly what I'm getting. I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw water coming out of a pin hole in the bulkhead body. It looks like a solid piece of plastic.
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