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    New to pool, new to forum

    New pool guy here. Pool started great, now not so much. Here's my question, the piping that goes into my filter cartridge housing is leaking. What do I use to seal the leak? Will basic pvc cement work?

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    Re: New to pool, new to forum

    What kind of equipment is it? What kind of plumbing? Is it a union, elbow, tee? A pic would help.
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    Re: New to pool, new to forum

    Silly question, how do I post pics? Also, it is the pipe that goes directly into the filter housing. A Pentair CCP420.
    19.5k gallon, plaster, .75 WhisperFlo pump, Pentair ccp420 420 sq ft cartridge filter,aris Watermatic G1000 Chlorinator, Purex triton 400 mini max plus water heater

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    Re: New to pool, new to forum

    Get a photobucket account and you can copy and paste the img link in your post.


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    Re: New to pool, new to forum

    Many pool fittings like filter housings, pumps, pool valves, etc. require the use of special CPVC glue when glueing to PVC pipe, not just standard PVC glue that is used between the white PVC joints.
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    Re: New to pool, new to forum

    19.5k gallon, plaster, .75 WhisperFlo pump, Pentair ccp420 420 sq ft cartridge filter,aris Watermatic G1000 Chlorinator, Purex triton 400 mini max plus water heater

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    Re: New to pool, new to forum

    Those are union fittings, there shouldn't be any silicone or caulk on that joint. Unscrew the fitting and there is an o-ring in there that probably needs to be replaced. Looks like a Pentair filter to me. There is a pic of mine in my build thread in my sig.
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    Re: New to pool, new to forum

    This has a pipe that the union screw to that is already in the housing. That is where it leaking from. I did tighten the union and used Magic lube on the O rings
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    Re: New to pool, new to forum

    So if the leak is not in the union but in the pipe coming out of the filter, do I use the CPVC Glue.
    19.5k gallon, plaster, .75 WhisperFlo pump, Pentair ccp420 420 sq ft cartridge filter,aris Watermatic G1000 Chlorinator, Purex triton 400 mini max plus water heater

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    Re: New to pool, new to forum

    I don't know how the pipe in the filter housing is mounted to the housing. I've never paid attention to that.

    According to this manual it is also an o-ring fitting
    http://www.pentairpool.com/products/...filters-27.htm

    There is a parts list, you should be able to find the manual for your specific filter and order replacement fittings.
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    Re: New to pool, new to forum

    Pooldv, you rock! Thank you so much, this info is invaluable. Sorry it took so long to respond, working 3 jobs keeps me pretty busy these days.
    19.5k gallon, plaster, .75 WhisperFlo pump, Pentair ccp420 420 sq ft cartridge filter,aris Watermatic G1000 Chlorinator, Purex triton 400 mini max plus water heater

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    Re: New to pool, new to forum

    BTW welcome to TFP !

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    Re: New to pool, new to forum

    Busy indeed! Gotta make that pool money!
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