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    Used sand filter

    Happy Memorial weekend all!!

    I am looking at a sand filter in Craigslist to replace my current 24" sand filter to go bigger for better filtration. The filter in question is a Tagelus 100d. Never having opened my filter, I just want a good idea of what to look for in a used filter. I know the laterals are easily damaged, but is such damage normally visible. Cracked tanks are another thing mentioned, assume just filling with water will show this.

    I understand the multiport may require a new spider gasket and there likely is no way to tell.

    Other things to closely inspect?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Used sand filter

    Look for cracks, and don't rely on a wait until filling it up. Check all the fittings for cracks and damage as well as the multiport. Plan on seals and gaskets like the multi-port you mentioned. Damaged threads...can't think of much else, but someone may. Good luck with it, hope you get a smashing good deal.

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    Re: Used sand filter

    I don't know that brand, but be aware some spider gaskets are not serviceable, so check for parts availability before buying.
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    Re: Used sand filter

    Thee multiport is a Pentair TM-22 and looks like it can be serviced by the owner from the manual.

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    Re: Used sand filter

    Good Day all. After some back and forth, I finally got this Tagelus TA100d, TM-22 multiport, pump, etc from a deal on Craigslist. The MPV fit on the standpipe with a little bit of coercing, twisting prior to filling and now that the filter is filled with sand it seems a bit more difficult. Wiped up everything with a damp cloth, but wondering if anyone has methods of convincing a sticky MPV to go back on the filter/standpipe? Don't want to resort to a couple of blocks and a mallet, but not sure where else to turn.

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    Re: Used sand filter

    Quote Originally Posted by Bmholloway View Post
    Good Day all. After some back and forth, I finally got this Tagelus TA100d, TM-22 multiport, pump, etc from a deal on Craigslist. The MPV fit on the standpipe with a little bit of coercing, twisting prior to filling and now that the filter is filled with sand it seems a bit more difficult. Wiped up everything with a damp cloth, but wondering if anyone has methods of convincing a sticky MPV to go back on the filter/standpipe? Don't want to resort to a couple of blocks and a mallet, but not sure where else to turn.

    Thanks.
    I am maybe lost.....are you talking about the multiport valve? Doesn't it attach with half-unions?
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    Re: Used sand filter

    Talking about MPV sliding down over standpipe in sand filter, not connections to piping.

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    Re: Used sand filter

    Use some silicone pool lube on the outside of the stand pipe to help it slide on easier.
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