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    water leak.. at pipe.

    one side that is leaking it attached to filter. i could disconnect other side that is going to heater, but if i tighten it wont it break the silicon that they applied and become worse?
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    Re: water leak.. at pipe.

    The way that connection was plumbed is not correct, and can not be tightening that connection.

    The pipes are glued with PVC primer and glue. Silicone sealer is generally not used in pool plumbing, so this looks like a temporary stop leak.

    The connection should have a Union (that allows adjustment) or male coupling at the filter connection - that fits over the top of the threads that you can tighten.

    The solution is to cut the pipe are remove both pieces (the 45 and the connection to the filter). And insert a union into the line at a minimum to allow for removal and adjustment. Use a pool grade union and not one from the Home box stores.

    You could also ID the brand of the filter and get the correct fitting to attach to the filter.

    If you need help maybe a friend could help. Its an easy fix if you have the right parts.
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    Re: water leak.. at pipe.

    It's a jacuzzi laser. But if the pipe is glued when I cut it it will be stuck in the filter side???
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    Re: water leak.. at pipe.

    But if the pipe is glued when I cut it it will be stuck in the filter side???
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    Re: water leak.. at pipe.

    That is a really poor plumbing job. Cut it all out and install it like it should have been in the first place...you will thank yourself down the road.


    You have my sympathy on this one. Nothing I hate more than fixing a lazy guy's bad work.
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    Re: water leak.. at pipe.

    Want kind of silicone can I use to seal it


    I'm selling my place I just need a temp fix. Has a very slow leak
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    Re: water leak.. at pipe.

    Silicone is probably not going to seal it. Or only for a few days. Its going to fail faily quickly. Just about any silicone caulk will last a week or so. But this needs to be done properly.
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    Re: water leak.. at pipe.

    It's had silicon on for two years without a leak. And now finally a slow leak.

    Should I take old.off or just go over
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    Re: water leak.. at pipe.

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    Re: water leak.. at pipe.

    If they glued the pipe to the filter is it stuck there for good? I guess there is no way to remove and add a uniom if they glued it?!!

    Quote Originally Posted by blakeusa View Post
    The way that connection was plumbed is not correct, and can not be tightening that connection.

    The pipes are glued with PVC primer and glue. Silicone sealer is generally not used in pool plumbing, so this looks like a temporary stop leak.

    The connection should have a Union (that allows adjustment) or male coupling at the filter connection - that fits over the top of the threads that you can tighten.

    The solution is to cut the pipe are remove both pieces (the 45 and the connection to the filter). And insert a union into the line at a minimum to allow for removal and adjustment. Use a pool grade union and not one from the Home box stores.

    You could also ID the brand of the filter and get the correct fitting to attach to the filter.

    If you need help maybe a friend could help. Its an easy fix if you have the right parts.

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    Re: water leak.. at pipe.

    Fixed, added thread tape

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