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Thread: Leaf filter cover cracked: Temporary fix?

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    Leaf filter cover cracked: Temporary fix?

    The hard clear plastic cover for my Intex sand filter pre filter/leaf cover has cracked. I am ordering a new one but was looking for a temporary fix. I thought large hose clamp and piece of rubber but there is no shoulder on the housing below the threads. Any suggestions?

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    Re: Leaf filter cover cracked: Temporary fix?

    Are you talking about your pump basket lid?
    20k gal, IG Vinyl, IntelliFlo VF Pump, 60 GPM sand filter, Jandy Aquapure Ei 35, 2 skimmers, one main drain, two returns, Dolphin Diagnostic cleaning robot, Taylor K-2006 test kit

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    Re: Leaf filter cover cracked: Temporary fix?

    Yes, pump basket lid.

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    Re: Leaf filter cover cracked: Temporary fix?

    Is it a small crack, is the lid still in one piece?
    20k gal, IG Vinyl, IntelliFlo VF Pump, 60 GPM sand filter, Jandy Aquapure Ei 35, 2 skimmers, one main drain, two returns, Dolphin Diagnostic cleaning robot, Taylor K-2006 test kit

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    Re: Leaf filter cover cracked: Temporary fix?

    I over tightened trying to eliminate leak. Maybe the o-ring is faulty. The cap is cracked almost half way around where the threaded portion meets the top at a perpendicular. Just bought some locktite epoxy for plastics but doubt it will hold up to tightening and pressure. I imagine the crack will just continue on around.

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    Re: Leaf filter cover cracked: Temporary fix?

    At least it is on the suction side, so you don't have to worry about outward force. I was going to suggest duct tape. Sounds crazy, but the pump shouldn't be able to suck it in. I guess the epoxy would work also, but it could be difficult to get it air tight.
    20k gal, IG Vinyl, IntelliFlo VF Pump, 60 GPM sand filter, Jandy Aquapure Ei 35, 2 skimmers, one main drain, two returns, Dolphin Diagnostic cleaning robot, Taylor K-2006 test kit

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