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Thread: My filters pressue gauge is stuck-what to do?

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    My filters pressue gauge is stuck-what to do?

    I have a Hayward S180t sand filter, and we noticed yesdterday that the pressue guage is locked on and doesnt move. Whats the best way to replace this?

    Thanks!
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    Re: My filters pressue gauge is stuck-what to do?

    It should be a back connection ¼" NPT. Just unscrew it and screw the new one in it's place. You can get them at either the pool store or your local big box store (Lowes, etc.) will have them. Just match the range you have now and be sure to use sealant (t-tape or paste) on the threads.
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    Re: My filters pressue gauge is stuck-what to do?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bama Rambler
    It should be a back connection ¼" NPT. Just unscrew it and screw the new one in it's place. You can get them at either the pool store or your local big box store (Lowes, etc.) will have them. Just match the range you have now and be sure to use sealant (t-tape or paste) on the threads.
    Ok..stupid question....I'm new to this

    If I remove the pressue gauge from the filter, water will start coming out, which I assume is a bad thing. Do I need to turn the handle up top to a certain setting?
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    Re: My filters pressue gauge is stuck-what to do?

    I would say just turn the pump off.
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    Re: My filters pressue gauge is stuck-what to do?

    Turn the pump off and close the skimmer and return valves. Just like when you clean the pump strainer basket. There will be some water come out but it won't be much.
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    Re: My filters pressue gauge is stuck-what to do?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bama Rambler
    Turn the pump off and close the skimmer and return valves. Just like when you clean the pump strainer basket. There will be some water come out but it won't be much.
    Valves....Hmm...I guess next year I need to add some turnoff valves to my setup as everything is pretty much directly connected.

    On the plus side, I have the new valve.
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    Re: My filters pressue gauge is stuck-what to do?

    If your multiport has a closed position, turn it to there and that should help.
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    Re: My filters pressue gauge is stuck-what to do?

    Cool. Mine has that so I will do that. Thanks for all the help!
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