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    Broken Air Bleed Tube

    Hi,

    I snapped off the air bleed tube while taking apart my cartridge pool filter last fall. It's the long vertical tube that runs the length of the filter starting from the bottom. Now there is just a hole at the bottom of the filter where the threads used to be. What is the function of this tube? Will the filter operate without it, or am I looking at spending $500+ to replace the filter? Can it be repaired? I don't think glue will hold..

    Thanks,
    Dan

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    Re: Broken Air Bleed Tube

    Hello and welcome to TFP! That air line should be the filter's way of feeding air up to the top portion of your filter housing for easy purging. Depending upon how it came apart, you "should" be able to repair that line and reattach it to the housing at the bottom. More details about your filter type and/or a pic may help other readers.

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    Re: Broken Air Bleed Tube

    Thanks for responding! Glad to have found this forum.

    The filter is a Eco Kleer 200 Sq. Ft. Cartridge Filter w/ 1.5 H.P Pool Pump similar to the one here: 200 Sq. Ft. Swimming Pool Cartridge Filter

    After doing more research, it sounds like it may be possible to run without the bleeder tube, but I should plug the hole so dirty water can't bypass the filter. I attempted to repair it with a waterproof adhesive, but just the fact that it is a long, narrow, freestanding tube makes me think there is no way the glue is going to hold it in place. Any suggestions?

    Thanks,
    Dan
    Eco Kleer 200 Sq. Ft. Cartridge Filter w/ 1.5 H.P Pool Pump & Motor
    30 Ft. Above Ground Pool

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