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Thread: Return line leaked so I replaced gaskets- NOW IT LEAKS MORE!

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    Return line leaked so I replaced gaskets- NOW IT LEAKS MORE!

    I have a four season old AG pool-- The return line was leaking sporadically last season-- not that much- but being a perfectionist I noticed the cork was looking old so I bought the $4 gasket and pulled it apart-- I reassembled it and filled the pool-- and now it leaks a drip every 2 seconds.... The big nut is tight-- I cant tighten it any more-- (used pliers but didnt torque the H*ll out of it- but I cant hand loosen it at this point)-- I can see the leak is coming through the threads at the bottom of the big nut and it looks like there might be a very small seepage at the cork/rubber-- I was thinking of siliconing threads that the big nut tightens onto and see if that works?? Any hints on nipping this in the bud? Draining pool is a PITA, but no a huge deal bc i only raised it up enough to circulate the water to open the pool so its still lowish--- I just dont want to have to do this again and again..

    Thanks...
    DE Proline Filter, 2 Horse (dual speed) pump, 27 inch round above ground,
    Bleach, Borax, Baking Soda..
    Hudson,NH

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    Re: Return line leaked so I replaced gaskets- NOW IT LEAKS MORE!

    Are you missing any parts like another gasket?
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    Re: Return line leaked so I replaced gaskets- NOW IT LEAKS MORE!

    There were 3 pieces in the kit and that corresponded to what was on there for the last 4 years-- i installed the new rubber and cork on the outside of the pool in front of the big nut with the cork butting up to the nut and the rubber butting the pool--- then on the liner side there was one rubber gasket that I installed butting the liner --

    edit: sealing the threads under the nut fixed the leak....
    DE Proline Filter, 2 Horse (dual speed) pump, 27 inch round above ground,
    Bleach, Borax, Baking Soda..
    Hudson,NH

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    Re: Return line leaked so I replaced gaskets- NOW IT LEAKS MORE!

    What did you use to 'seal' the threads?

    dpool
    9x17 AG Vinyl "SPLASHER" w/outside struts (7/04), thru the wall skimmer & return, C900 Hayward Cartridge Filter (3/08), 1 hp Hayward Power-Flo II pump (4/09), Wanda Whale auto cleaner (3/07), new Wanda shoes (6/09), VinylWorks A Frame Step Ladder Entry System w/Gate (5/06), 5-1gal gravel-filled jugs hung w/ zip ties under steps to stop steps from floating, 1-3" TAB FLOAT under stairs (empty), More noodles, floats, and toys than allowed in any 9x17 sized pool!

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