Filter connection leak fix?

kostia

Active member
Jun 30, 2010
44
Hi,
I have 2 small holes on the filter connector (see below) how can I fix them? Thanks
 

Peter_S

Well-known member
Jun 12, 2010
70
NE Ohio
PoolGuyNJ said:
Too bad Billy Mays passed. He'd have just the product for only $19.95 and he'd double the order for free!

Scott
:lol: You too huh? I'm glad I'm not the only one who's amused by these infomercials.

Every time my wife and I see one of those we shout out, "But that's not all!!!" just before the offer. Yeah, I know, we need a life.
 

Durk

Well-known member
Jun 14, 2007
654
New Jersey
Well, I won't guarantee it, but I have done amazing things with two-part marine epoxy. My local hardware sells one called PC11--two little cans cost $12 or so. It will set up under water and stand up to filter pressure when cured. The only way it will work in your case is if you do a collar all the way around and smooth it out onto the thread and the filter wall. Otherwise the water pressure will break it free or at least leak.
 

kplaster

Bronze Supporter
Jan 24, 2010
620
Randleman,NC
Also,I used some stuff in a tube from lowe's in a purple package..It was a adhesive that stand's up to water..I burned up the shaft seal&plastic around..A pool guy told me about it..I cleaned out the housing&glued the seal in place...It worked for that..I know I will have to replace the housing next go around..But it was a quick fix for the year..
 

BriceJohnson

TFP Expert
May 21, 2010
36
Cary, NC
If that is a Pentair/PacFab FNS like I think it is, then you just need to undo the union connection, grab the raised "ribs" on the inside of the bulkhead and tighten using those. It looks like your bulkhead may actually be damaged too, and the oring should be replaced as well. I'd order the 190141; it is a replacement bulkhead and o-ring.
 

iceflow

Well-known member
Jul 25, 2010
147
well blow me down, that's exactly what I'm getting. I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw water coming out of a pin hole in the bulkhead body. It looks like a solid piece of plastic.
 

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