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    Stripped hole on bottom drain of Pentair filter

    The bottom hole where the plug screws in seems to be stripped. The plug won't stay in. Has anyone had this happen? What do you do besides buy a whole new bottom to the tank?

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    Re: Stripped hole on bottom drain of Pentair filter

    T,

    Have you tried to wrap a few layer of Teflon tape around the threads?

    Worst case you could just epoxy it into place.

    It is really only needed for those in the frozen north when the remove the water in the winter.

    Thanks for posting,

    Jim R.
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    Re: Stripped hole on bottom drain of Pentair filter

    Ok, thanks! And thanks for knowing that I was talking about the filter not the pump.

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    Re: Stripped hole on bottom drain of Pentair filter

    And in case anyone is wondering--the bottom of the tank cost $400.00 at Leslie's and only $250.00 on Amazon.

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    Re: Stripped hole on bottom drain of Pentair filter

    Quote Originally Posted by Tmart View Post
    Ok, thanks! And thanks for knowing that I was talking about the filter not the pump.
    You got me on that one... I would not have told you to glue in the drain plug on your filter...

    Although, if it is broken anyway, gluing it in would keep you going for a while anyway..

    Jim R.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tmart View Post
    And in case anyone is wondering--the bottom of the tank cost $400.00 at Leslie's and only $250.00 on Amazon.
    T,

    That applies to just about everything they sell..

    Jim R.
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    Re: Stripped hole on bottom drain of Pentair filter

    I changed your title to "filter". Like Jimrahbe, I would not epoxy that filter plug. Try teflon tape, if that fails (likely), post back and we'll get creative maybe.
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    Re: Stripped hole on bottom drain of Pentair filter

    Too late... 😞 I guess it will buy us some time until we get that bottom tank. And if we need to open and drain the filter I guess we can use the inlet pipe...does that sound right?

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