Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: What to use to clean ceramic and carbon face of shaft seal?

  1. Back To Top    #1
    CajunGuy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Location
    Louisiana
    Posts
    303

    What to use to clean ceramic and carbon face of shaft seal?

    If you accidentally touch them while installing them, what would you use to clean the ceramic and carbon faces...alcohol?
    15k Gallon In Ground Saltwater Gunite Pool and Spa w/ Overflow
    Dolphin S200 Pool Cleaner
    Main Filter Pump - 1.5HP Pentair Whisperflo connected to Triton II Sand Filter
    Spa Pump - 2HP Pentair Whisperflo w/ 2HP Polaris Spa Air Blower
    Resilience PSC3 SWCG

  2. Back To Top    #2
    Patrick_B's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Midland TX
    Posts
    14,999

    Re: What to use to clean ceramic and carbon face of shaft seal?

    I would think that would be good, but you'd better wait for a more solid answer. I just don't think Ive seen the question before.
    TFP Moderator
    Essential Links:
    ABC's Of Pool Chemistry, Test Kits, SLAM Your Pool
    28K Gal IG FreeForm, CLI Quartz, Pentair 36"SF & VS Pump, Dolphin M5, Rheem

  3. Back To Top    #3
    CajunGuy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Location
    Louisiana
    Posts
    303

    Re: What to use to clean ceramic and carbon face of shaft seal?

    Anybody else?
    15k Gallon In Ground Saltwater Gunite Pool and Spa w/ Overflow
    Dolphin S200 Pool Cleaner
    Main Filter Pump - 1.5HP Pentair Whisperflo connected to Triton II Sand Filter
    Spa Pump - 2HP Pentair Whisperflo w/ 2HP Polaris Spa Air Blower
    Resilience PSC3 SWCG

  4. Back To Top    #4
    Mod Squad jblizzle's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Tucson, AZ
    Posts
    40,867

    Re: What to use to clean ceramic and carbon face of shaft seal?

    New one for me too. You want to use something that leaves no residue, but not sure what. High % isopropyl?
    Jason, TFP Moderator
    18k IG pebblesheen pool, Hayward ProLogic P4 w/ T-15 SWG, Pentair 1HP 2-speed Superflo, Hayward 6020 DE filter
    500 sqft Heliocol solar panels, ThePoolCleaner, TF-100 test kit w/ SpeedStir
    Pool School + Test Kit + PoolMath = A TROUBLE FREE POOL
    If you found TFP helpful and we saved you money ... Become a TFP Supporter!

  5. Back To Top    #5
    CajunGuy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Location
    Louisiana
    Posts
    303

    Re: What to use to clean ceramic and carbon face of shaft seal?

    I'm thinking alcohol or maybe even a dab of dawn soap on a wet rag?
    15k Gallon In Ground Saltwater Gunite Pool and Spa w/ Overflow
    Dolphin S200 Pool Cleaner
    Main Filter Pump - 1.5HP Pentair Whisperflo connected to Triton II Sand Filter
    Spa Pump - 2HP Pentair Whisperflo w/ 2HP Polaris Spa Air Blower
    Resilience PSC3 SWCG

  6. Back To Top    #6

    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    Socal
    Posts
    11

    Re: What to use to clean ceramic and carbon face of shaft seal?

    Hayward's installation video says to wipe with denatured alcohol.

    TriStar Pump Seal and Motor Replacement - YouTube

  7. Back To Top    #7

    Re: What to use to clean ceramic and carbon face of shaft seal?

    Isopropyl alcohol is best.

    Clean both sealing surfaces BEFORE you re-assemble the pump. Use isopropyl alcohol and a clean cloth, or alcohol prep pads and clean the faces.
    http://www.ussealmfg.com/pdfs/USSeal...stallation.pdf
    Support the site

    Trouble Free Pool is a free resource. The people who answer questions are volunteers. If you find the site to be a good resource, please consider making a donation to help support the site. Thanks.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •