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    Filter drain leak

    There is an issue with the filter drain nozzle on my filter. Info on the type is in my signature.

    Basically, some animal over a winter has chewed off a good portion of the threads on the nozzle that sticks out from the bottom of the filter. I've been able to put a ton of thread tape on it and get the leak down to a slow drip but eventually it starts leaking quite a bit and I have to reapply the temporary fix. I went to a hardware store looking for a rubber cap with a band clamp but the smallest size they had was 2". I talked to a local pool guy and he said the only way to repair it was to replace the whole thing, which I thought was a load of bull. Maybe he's right, but I tend to think otherwise.

    Anything you all know of that will fix the issue or is there away to just replace part of the filter? I didn't take a picture but most of the threads are there on the highest part of the drain nozzle and probably 3/4 of an inch are gone on the bottom.
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    Re: Filter drain leak

    Try a bigger hardware store. I've found rubber caps with hose clamps that fit a 3" thread for an old tractor filler neck.

    That being said, I found the manual for your filter, and the part you want isn't sold separately.
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    Re: Filter drain leak

    I need a smaller cap, but I'll try somewhere else. I was at Lowe's. I think I need a 1" cap, the 1.5 was way too big.

    It's molded in the tank of the filter, so I assumed at the very least you could replace just the tank and not all of the valves and inner workings of the filter.
    15x32 vinyl liner, 14,400 gal, 1.4hp Centurion pump, 3/4 hp booster pump, Hayward Pro Series S244T Sand Filter, Hayward H200 heater (digital readout)
    Aqua Rite Electronic Chlorine Generator, Hayward Phantom cleaner, TF 100 test kit
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