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Thread: Do Hayward Pro Series Filters have a spider gasket?

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    Do Hayward Pro Series Filters have a spider gasket?

    Hi,
    I don't see a spider gasket on the parts list in my manual. Its a s-210T model.
    When I drained my solar last fall I found filter sand at the end of the run in the header.
    Also on the steps below the return.

    I figured the spider gasket would be a good place to start.
    Thanks for any information.
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    Re: Do Hayward Pro Series Filters have a spider gasket?

    A spider gasket is part of a multi-port main valve, not really part of the filter. If you have a push/pull main valve then you don't have a spider gasket.

    Sand coming out of the filter would not be a spider gasket issue. DE getting out can happen because of a bad spider gasket, but sand leaking out is nearly always a problem inside the filter.
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    Re: Do Hayward Pro Series Filters have a spider gasket?

    Thanks for the reply! Now I am thinking I should check the laterals for a crack.
    Does that make sense? When I loosen the flange clamp does the valve just lift straight up
    off the centre pipe?
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    Re: Do Hayward Pro Series Filters have a spider gasket?

    Yes.

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    Re: Do Hayward Pro Series Filters have a spider gasket?

    I just took out all the sand and checked the up pipe and the laterals for cracks.
    I don't see any cracks. Is there a secret to getting the up pipe centered when
    I put the sand back in?

    Where else could the sand be getting through to the return on my steps and in my solar
    headers?

    Thanks in advance
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    Re: Do Hayward Pro Series Filters have a spider gasket?

    I have a filter without a centering ring for the upright tube. How I got round this was to put just enough sand in the bottom that I could move the upright tube around, but it would stay where it was left. Then I fitted the valve in position, then took it back off with the upright now in position. Then I carefully filled up the filter with sand without disturbing the upright. Was easy.
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    Re: Do Hayward Pro Series Filters have a spider gasket?

    Thanks that makes sense. Does anybody have an idea where the sand would be getting through?
    Some say maybe spider gasket is that possible?

    Thanks
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