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    Leaking union?




    I unscrewed this to wash out the filter and when I tightened it back it leaks now. I did not see an O ring and can't see the model of the pump to replace it. Would I be able to use plumbers tape or another method to prevent the leak? Any steps on how to fix it would be appreciated. Thanks.

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    Re: Leaking union?

    Skippy suggests that you look up the schematic for the hayward pump you have online and see if it calls for an O ring or flat gasket. He thinks for sure it should have, being that its under pressure.

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    Re: Leaking union?

    That's the Hayward NorthStar pump. The part is the SPX3200UG union gasket

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    Re: Leaking union?

    Quote Originally Posted by kadavis View Post
    That's the Hayward NorthStar pump. The part is the SPX3200UG union gasket
    Thank you so much. Just ordered it

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    Re: Leaking union?

    Some silicone o-ring lube, aka plumber's grease, will help stop a leak.
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    Re: Leaking union?

    It looks like the glue joint is leaking and dripping down. Wipe dry to confirm.
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