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Thread: Sand filter leaking around multi valve nut

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    May 2007
    Keokuk, Iowa

    Sand filter leaking around multi valve nut

    My 26"sand filter leaks intermittenly at the base. I have replaced the o-ring with a new one. this didn't help. I put o-ring lube on the new o-ring, this didn't help. Removed multi port valve again and checked for possible small cracks. Didn't see any. I tryed to tighten the lock ring down more, but its still will leak. Ist can go for a couple days and not leak, then start leaking again. My filter is running 19 lbs pressure on high speed. Welcome any ideas from all. Thanks

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    Not sure this will work for you, but before putting my multiport valve back on, I put a bead of silicon caulking around it.

    Fixed all the leaks

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    Jul 2007
    Southern MN
    Mine stared to leak and i put a thick layer of vaseline on the o-ring and both points it sealed to and it stop the leak for a week now! I hope it keeps holding Not sure what that o-ring lube is like?? might be smiler ??
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    You should NEVER use Vaseline or other petroleum-based lubes on o-rings... You need to get silicon or teflon. Petroleum lubes degrade the o-rings.

    see this thread for similar info.

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