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    Tiny leak in DE tank

    I just cleaned my DE tank and now there is a small leak.

    Hairline about 2 - 3 mm long. I think it was plugged by DE or organic debris before I cleaned the tank.

    Is it OK to patch these from the inside?

    Any recommendations as to what type of glue?

    Thanks.

    Hayward DE.

    Hal
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    Re: Tiny leak in DE tank

    What is the D.E. tank made of? I know many people here will recommend not to patch it because of the pressure inside a filter tank, but if it held fine before I see not reason for it not to hold now. I would try something like J.B. Weld on the inside of the tank. If it's fiberglass, then a boating store like West Marine should have a fiberglass repair kit that you could probably use. The other option would be to just plug it up again with ****.

    You should really replace the tank or filter, but sometimes that's not "in the budget" at the time. Remember, any patch you make now is only temporary and the tank should still be replaced as soon as possible.

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    Re: Tiny leak in DE tank

    By the way ... I patched this from the inside.
    I cleaned the inside of the filter housing with sand paper and acetone where the repair was located.
    I applied a patch made of 1.5 mm plastic sheet (polystyrene, I think, scrap from an old project) bonded with Superglue waterproof epoxy.
    The patch was about 8x9 inches for the pinhole sized leak. No mercy.

    No leak two years later.
    "Whatever happened to the guy who drained his whole pool?"
    27,000 gal plaster in-ground
    Compupool 40k SWG from eBay - works great!
    Polaris 380
    Hayward DE
    1.4 HP Hayward Northstar pump
    Two FAFCO Solar Bear panels now heating the pool!

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