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Thread: Forgot to put spacer back in DE filter after cleaning..

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    Forgot to put spacer back in DE filter after cleaning..

    ...and already loaded it up with DE. The part is #8 on this image.

    It seems to be running fine without it, and I haven't seen this particular part on any of the tutorials that I've seen online about cleaning the filter. Can I run it as is until I need to backwash again?
    Also the mesh on the breather tube assembly (part #9) is kind of raggedy. Should I replace that as well? Thanks!
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    Re: Forgot to put spacer back in DE filter after cleaning..

    I would think it was there for a reason. Not having experience with these I can't say what will happen.
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    Re: Forgot to put spacer back in DE filter after cleaning..

    It's there to keep the grid assembly from lifting off of the standpipe when backwashing. It should be ok while filtering. When you next need to backwash, disassemble and clean the grids and reinstall the spacer.
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    Re: Forgot to put spacer back in DE filter after cleaning..

    Thank you for the reply!
    39,000 gal 48 x 22 gunite/pebble, SWG
    Pentair Intelliflo
    Jandy Aqualink RS; Jandy 60 DE Filter
    Polaris 280 Black "Manta Baby"
    3 Jandy WaterColors LEDs

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