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    Leak in del ozone piping system

    Hello,

    I have a del ozone system and the black pipe where the ozone feed to the pool water is leaking at the joint with the PVC pipe (see attached photo). I have put some outdoor sealant to try to patch it up but it is not working. I got a $500 quote to repair the leak (replacing the black pipe) from a pool company It seems quite expensive considering the whole del ozone system only costs $1000. Any suggestions as to what can I do to patch the leak? I found some epoxy at lowes and it states it has strength for 3000psi. Can those epoxy be used?

    Appreciate and thanks for the advice..
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    Re: Leak in del ozone piping system

    That black section is the Ozone venturi intake, it sucks the ozone into the flowing water instead of letting water leak out. I can't tell the size of the one in your photo, but it should not cost more than $50, or so. $500 is insane
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    Re: Leak in del ozone piping system

    Do you think I could use some epoxy to patch the leak? I tried some outdoor sealant I think rated at 300psi and that wasn't effective. The epoxy I saw in Lowes has a psi rating of 3000.
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    Re: Leak in del ozone piping system

    Epoxy is not the right approach. You need to disassemble the connections at both ends, clean all surfaces and re-install the pipe (or better a new one) correctly. Attempting to patch a leak from the outside of a connection, such as what was already attempted in the photos, almost invariably fails.
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