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    Pressure Side Small leak

    I developed a small leak (one drop every 20-25 seconds) in the joint coming out of the Pentair Multiport Highflow valve return to the check valve. because the check valve is glued to the highflow return without any room, the ideal repair of cutting/replacing joint will cost me a new highflow valve ($129.00) plus a new check valve ($50) plus possible other unions, etc.

    Is there a product that I can use to patc from the inside of the check valve? I can access the inside of the joint by removing the checkvalve cover. Thanks.
    Richard, Temecula, CA
    28,000 Gal. In-Ground Black Marble Pebble Tec and tile, Total Control AutoPilot with SC-60 SWG and PH control, Pentair EasyTouch 8, EasyTouch Wireless Remote, Intelliflo VS+SVRS pump, Intellibrite lighting, Pentair Quad 100, Solar heating, Pentair Mastertemp 400 Gas Heater, Water feature spillover from SPA.

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    Re: Pressure Side Small leak

    The fitting on the multiport should be threaded. Take a picture of it and post it. Maybe somebody will ahve an idea. There have been some Jedi plumbing tricks posted before that would surprise you.
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    Re: Pressure Side Small leak

    No. It is not threaded. It is standard 2" ID and the Jandy checkvalve is glued to it with no gap to spare. My only hope is to be able to acces the joint from the inside of the check valve or taking the multiport apart to access the inside joint. In either case what I would like to try is to use the solvent inside and some kind of PVC cement or epoxy. Hopefully the water pressure would actually help plug the tiny leak mby putting pressure on the epoxy.

    Ideas?
    Richard, Temecula, CA
    28,000 Gal. In-Ground Black Marble Pebble Tec and tile, Total Control AutoPilot with SC-60 SWG and PH control, Pentair EasyTouch 8, EasyTouch Wireless Remote, Intelliflo VS+SVRS pump, Intellibrite lighting, Pentair Quad 100, Solar heating, Pentair Mastertemp 400 Gas Heater, Water feature spillover from SPA.

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    Re: Pressure Side Small leak

    this (http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...atalogId=10053) worked awesome for my leak.



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