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    Winterizing and the filter

    I have a 24" filter with 350lbs of sand in it. I can't move it at all. Not even without water. When I winterize, can I just take off the valve, open the drain valve and cover the opening? I really don't want to move that. I might end up on CNN.
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    Re: Winterizing and the filter

    I think many people just drain the water and leave it sit. The concern is water freezing, expanding, and breaking something. No water ... no worry.

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    Re: Winterizing and the filter

    I was hoping to hear that. We freeze so little down here I am going to leave it. I will zip tie a heavy layer of tarp material over the opening. I actually have a heavy thermal blanket that might cover the whole thing. I guess I could fill it with vodka.
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    Re: Winterizing and the filter

    Glock,

    I have the same sized sand filer and live in Michigan. I don't even remove the muliport valve when I winterize. All I do is remove the drain cap, no blanket. Never had a freezing problem. Save the vodka, if I'm ever down that way, I'll help you drink it!
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    Re: Winterizing and the filter

    Quote Originally Posted by nedchavez
    Glock,

    I have the same sized sand filer and live in Michigan. I don't even remove the muliport valve when I winterize. All I do is remove the drain cap, no blanket. Never had a freezing problem. Save the vodka, if I'm ever down that way, I'll help you drink it!
    LOL!! It's a deal!

    I really don't want to remove the top valve but I read so many post here of people checking their spider gaskets so I assumed it had to be done. If leaving it is cool then I will do that.
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    Re: Winterizing and the filter

    Quote Originally Posted by Glock

    I really don't want to remove the top valve but I read so many post here of people checking their spider gaskets so I assumed it had to be done. If leaving it is cool then I will do that.
    I never remove mine. Just drain the water, put the valve to winterize and you'll be good.
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