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    Replacing Lateral's

    Hi guys, quick question.
    I'm going to be replacing the lateral's on my filter and was wondering
    if there are any seals or gaskets I should consider replacing while I have things apart..
    Just wanna be prepared while it's apart..
    Thanks in advance B

    Also Just installed an Ecostar over the weekend, man that thing is awesome..

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    May 2007
    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: Replacing Lateral's

    Not normally no. You should inspect the main gasket on the cover and add some lube. Usually it is fine, I wouldn't expect it to need to be replaced.
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    Re: Replacing Lateral's

    Ok, got the filter empty and all cleaned out. (wet vac rocks for this).
    Laterals are also out. I had tried removing the sand plug hoping to speed things along.
    Well it turned but never did want to come out. Tried tightening also and while it seems to
    get a little snug it is not what I would call tight. So before I put this thing back together is it
    going to leak at that point when under pressure?
    Thoughts? Help!
    Thanks again!

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    Coastalish 'down easter'

    Re: Replacing Lateral's

    You can test it by filling the tank with water and checking for drips at the sand plug.

    While this isn't the same as having it running at 20 psi, or so, a drip would indicate a major leak.

    How do the threads look?
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