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Thread: Opened Pool Today, Heater Drain Plug is leaking like crazy

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    Mar 2012
    Cincinnati, OH

    Opened Pool Today, Heater Drain Plug is leaking like crazy

    Hired a new company to close the pool last year. I had a heck of a time finding where they placed the drain plug to the heater, but I finally found it. I put teflon tape around the threads and screwed it in. Once the pool was fired up, water started pouring out where the drain plug is installed. The plug is from a Raypak 266A heater. Does anyone know if this plug is supposed to have a gasket on it, or any idea why it is leaking? It is two years old and has never leaked. Really appreciate your help, as I can run the filter this leak.
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    18k, 2001 Ft. Wayne 18'x36' oval sport pool with polymer walls, IG, vinyl, 3.5' at ends and 5' in center, Pentair 1 1/2 hp 2-speed pump (new in 2014), Hayward S-200 Sand Filter, new Raypak RP2100 propane heater (installed 4/2013), 3 jets, 1 floor drain, 1 Polaris jet (never used), 2 skimmers, new Garrett liner (installed 4/2012)

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    Re: Opened Pool Today, Heater Drain Plug is leaking like crazy

    Yes looks like you are missing the o-ring. Here is what the plug should look like.Attachment 37258

    It probably came off and was washed away when they took it out. YOu should be able to find something very close at one of the big box home improvement stores.
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