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    screw broke off where pressyre gauge goes

    Help!! I was taking the screw out where the pressure gauge goes and it broke off flush. What do I need to do???
    24k gal. In-ground, vinyl. 2005 build
    Hayward Pro-Series S244T sand filter system
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    Polaris 280 w/booster pump.Taylor K-2006 test kit

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    Re: screw broke off where pressyre gauge goes

    Ok! Drilled me a very small pilot hole as to not mess up threads and then inserted a screwdriver and got it out!!! Whew. Now Ive got to reprime my pump I guess?
    24k gal. In-ground, vinyl. 2005 build
    Hayward Pro-Series S244T sand filter system
    Hayward motor & pump (rpm 3450,model SP2607X10)
    Polaris 280 w/booster pump.Taylor K-2006 test kit

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    Re: screw broke off where pressyre gauge goes

    yup. Thats what you do.
    Divin Dave,
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    Re: screw broke off where pressyre gauge goes

    Whew. Talking about making a girl nervous!
    24k gal. In-ground, vinyl. 2005 build
    Hayward Pro-Series S244T sand filter system
    Hayward motor & pump (rpm 3450,model SP2607X10)
    Polaris 280 w/booster pump.Taylor K-2006 test kit

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    Re: screw broke off where pressyre gauge goes

    Whew. Talking about making a girl nervous!

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    Now, I am hearing some air in my jets in the steps. I have been hearing some after turning my pump on after refills but it goes away. Am I missing something? I made sure the gasket was down in the groove in the filter portion of the pump and no leaks around the gauge. Also, the gauge is showing about 15 so is that 115?
    24k gal. In-ground, vinyl. 2005 build
    Hayward Pro-Series S244T sand filter system
    Hayward motor & pump (rpm 3450,model SP2607X10)
    Polaris 280 w/booster pump.Taylor K-2006 test kit

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    Re: screw broke off where pressyre gauge goes

    If there were air in the lines causing the noise, you would see bubbles coming out of the jets. If no bubbles, then its just a rush of water going through.
    and the 15psi is 15.

    The pool circulation system is whats called an open loop system. meaning the water goes back to where it came from, so the pressure is relatively low as compared to a closed loop system, like the water system in your house where you need a higher pressure.




    Quote Originally Posted by lindz18 View Post
    Whew. Talking about making a girl nervous!

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    Now, I am hearing some air in my jets in the steps. I have been hearing some after turning my pump on after refills but it goes away. Am I missing something? I made sure the gasket was down in the groove in the filter portion of the pump and no leaks around the gauge. Also, the gauge is showing about 15 so is that 115?
    Divin Dave,
    IG Vinyl, 15' x 30', 3 1/2' - 6' deep, Oval, ~15K gal, Intelliclor IC40, Intelliflo VS pump, Clean and Clear 420 Filter, auto-fill-disabled, Retrofit LED Color Light, Dolphin Nautilus Robot, TF100 Test Kit, Taylor K1766 Salt Test Kit, Tftestkit Pressure Gauge.
    www.tftestkits.net Experience- it's what's learned just after you needed it most !!

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    Re: screw broke off where pressyre gauge goes

    No air bubbles that I could see
    24k gal. In-ground, vinyl. 2005 build
    Hayward Pro-Series S244T sand filter system
    Hayward motor & pump (rpm 3450,model SP2607X10)
    Polaris 280 w/booster pump.Taylor K-2006 test kit

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    Re: screw broke off where pressyre gauge goes

    Air sound quit after running a while. Now, there is a very small leak where the pipe comes out of the pump vertically (pipe coming out in between pump filter box and the actual pump motor itself). It wasn't bad, but was pooling up after a little while and then dripping off. I turned my pump off and dried it off really good and then put some silicone around the whole fitting. I know it may not hold up permantely, but surely it will help with it being a smaller leak. I really didn't want to rework that whole area there. Any suggestions on a better temporary fix than what I did?
    24k gal. In-ground, vinyl. 2005 build
    Hayward Pro-Series S244T sand filter system
    Hayward motor & pump (rpm 3450,model SP2607X10)
    Polaris 280 w/booster pump.Taylor K-2006 test kit

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