Recent content by Coreyed

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    Leaks

    It seemed like it would be incorrect to glue in pvc inserts into the multiport so I just twisted them in and then glued my lines into them. I can twist them out, IF I cut the lines a couple inches down. What’s am I supposed to do?
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    Leaks

    Teflon tape on the threads? I used These
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    Leaks

    I didn’t put anything on the threads, unfortunately
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    Leaks

    Just installed a new pump and Pentair multiport. The two ports on the multiport (for pump and return) are leaking. I only threaded them in. Was I supposed to actually glue the threads into the multiport? Looks like I’m going to have to do some more hacking away. Also I bought a new o ring for...
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    Best location for the check valve?

    Hello, I am currently mapping out an entirely new pump and plumbing set up. I purchased 1 check valve, thinking I would install it a few inches after the pump but I have read and viewed videos of check valves in different locations. I do not think I will have enough space to put one in before...
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    Pump options & full dissertation on current rig mayhem

    I'm going to purchase the Superflo. Do you think for a 15k galloon pool and a QUAD 60 that this rig will work efficiently or is it overkill?
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    Exploded DE FILTER cartridges/grids/elements

    Also, the previous installer plumbed things incorrectly. Are the side ports on this labeled to identify which Awesome You scored a 100
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    Exploded DE FILTER cartridges/grids/elements

    Thanks again, can you fill in the blank for this quiz: bypassing the filter is good for times like ______________________________________________ I like the multiport concept. The one you sent on the other thread seems good ($150ish range) So your suggestion is to install that but disregard the...
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    Pump options & full dissertation on current rig mayhem

    Thanks for the information! It looks like a nice pump, I've just learned the warranties on these pumps are terrible and you can't register for one fi you install yourself? Unfortunate. Also, can you explain what "go to waste" means. Am I a running a pipe off 1/3 of the ports to waste water...
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    Exploded DE FILTER cartridges/grids/elements

    So, if I were to remove the slide valve completely from the equation and plumb a pipe FROM the pump to the inlet (top port) and then a pipe from outlet (bottom port) TO the return line, everything should work as normal? Should I get this? Also, does anyone know what that capped PVC is for...
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    Pump options & full dissertation on current rig mayhem

    Due to joining this forum, it has been discovered that the plumbing on my DE Quad 60 is reversed somehow. Thanks to this community! This reversed plumbing pushes water through the cartridges from the bottom up, forcing DE and strenuous pressure into the cartridges and exploding and breaking the...
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    Update Old Motor/Pump?

    If I replace the pump and re-do some of the plumbing, should I put a short pvc pipe between the pump basket and the actual pump?
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    Exploded DE FILTER cartridges/grids/elements

    You lost me on this one. Does the sand filter have reversed pipes?
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    Exploded DE FILTER cartridges/grids/elements

    Here is the current plumbing. If I were to lift the slide valve for backwashing into the UP position, the water drains from the bottom piece.
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    Update Old Motor/Pump?

    Awesome information. I am currently looking at this VS Super Pump. A few people on here have said it is an easy process. Is the pump plumbed in with glue and therefore requires cutting PVC or are there threaded connections that connect to the pump. Also I believe I need to replace that...