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    How to fix Solar Heater Leak?

    I have a big leak in one of the panels in my solar heater. Does anyone know how to fix it?
    I have seen the fix videos if the leak in somewhere in the middle of the panel. But my leak is at the top whit the panel is linked to the pipe.

    Here is the picture:
    heater.jpg

    Here is the video:
    Shared album - Dinesh Nagar - Google Photos

    Any help and advice is much appreciated.
    ~20-25k gal inground outdoor plaster pool, American Products Titan DE Filter(seems quite old, haven't found anyone else with this yet), solar heater, will add more details soon

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    Re: How to fix Solar Heater Leak?

    I don't think you are fixing that. Hard to tell where the leak is. Did the header pipe split? I think you will have to replace that panel or remove it and make the array smaller.
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    Re: How to fix Solar Heater Leak?

    Agreed, probably time for a new one there. The only chance I see is to cut the tubes back and plug them and then see if you can plug the holes in the header.
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