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    I have a leak!

    I just went and did a back wash and when I turned the pump back on, I discovered a really bad leak.

    I am worried with this weather and the tech said they cant come until Wednesday or Thursday. So I am worried that the water will turn. It is leaking from the line that goes between the pump and filter where the temp sensor is drilled into the line. I tried to tighten it but that didnt help it is still leaking like crazy. I had to shut the pump down so, I hope to find someone to fix it tomorrow

    Is this normal? the sensor just seems to sit there so cant understand why all of a sudden

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    Re: I have a leak!

    If it is a threaded fitting, could you remove the fitting, clean it, and put a few twists of teflon tape on it?
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    Re: I have a leak!

    It is just a plastic piece, looks like a solid screw with no threading, its under a 1/4" round. It has a small rubber gasket on the end and it sits in a drilled hole in the line. It is held there by a metal hose clamp. I have wiggled it around and tightened it a bit, and it is very small leak, little drip. So I am going to run the pump as it only runs during the night.

    I am going to see if the pool guy can come by tomorrow, it has been leaking on and off since install.

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    Re: I have a leak!

    Can you remove it and plug the hole temporarly until you can get it fixed? Just a piece of rubber under the clamp should do it.
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    Re: I have a leak!

    Either the o-ring at the sensor's base is gone or the pipe crushed.

    Wrapping Teflon tape to form a temporary gasket will work and the temp sensor function will continue. If the sensor was set in a piece of flex pipe, that piece of pipe should be replaced with pressure rated PVC anyway.

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    Re: I have a leak!

    I patched the hose for now. I cut the collapsed piece and added a pvc joint piece to it. then drilled another hole for the sensor and for now all is well.

    If I do replace that piece with a hard pvc pipe, where do i put the sensor? will the temp sensor seal on a solid piece of pvc?

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    Re: I have a leak!

    Just bore a hole in the pipe and install it there. It'll seal on the rigid better than it does on the flex.
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