Found 4 leaks using TFP help YAY! Now what?

Jellwood

Member
Jun 30, 2019
8
Riverhead, NY
Suction Leak #1: I used green watering can in the spot just before pump basket shown which reduced (but didn’t eliminate) frothing in pump basket

Water Leaks #2&3: slow drips at pipe joints as shown. I think you can see drips in the pics!!!

Water Leak #4? Pooling on valve port as shown.

What’s next? Thanks for advice! So empowering! :)E504C344-E749-4078-9CE5-E29ABB8E9178.jpeg831B676D-0B3B-4F63-A374-98C7874AD1D4.jpegBFB27161-B8DF-43AE-8D1B-E11243E7CFC7.jpegFDEFB212-5D41-43D6-ADDE-B25ACC94FD93.jpeg4A3424AE-F908-4AD9-B238-EF0A34B45253.jpeg
 

zea3

Mod Squad
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Jul 10, 2009
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Houston, Texas
You can replace the spider gasket in the multiport valve and that should take care of that leak. Be sure you turn the pump off before switching functions on the multiport valve, and only turn the valve one direction. That will reduce premature wear of the gasket. The other leaks are best solved by replumbing. A temporary fix is to turn off the pump and caulk the leaky seams, letting the caulk dry completely before turning the pump back on. If you can post a picture of the complete equipment pad we can make some replumb suggestions.
 

zea3

Mod Squad
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Jul 10, 2009
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Houston, Texas
Undo the union before the pump. Inspect the fitting and pump pot threads for cracks. Clean up any old pipe dope or tape, silicon, ect. Put fresh pipe dope on fitting that screws into the pump pot and screw in 1/4 turn past hand tight. Reconnect union, prime pump, turn on and check for leaks.