Help - bubbles, girgles, cracks!!!

esim13

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Oct 31, 2009
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Denham Springs, Louisiana
I just finished starting up my system after replumbing yesterday. Here's what I've found...







I have short videos of the girgling but I don't know how to attach them.

I know there's obviously air in the system.. is the air coming from those cracks? if so, what to do?

is the air coming from pump restarting? ( i moved it from one area of yard to another) I would think it would have been flushed out by now.

Please Help!!!
 

Bama Rambler

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Looks like the threaded adaptors were screwed in too tight and split the fittings. About the only thing you can do besides replace the skimmer and multiport is to try some epoxy on them. I'm not sure that will work but it may be worth a try.
 

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On the suction side silicone would probably work good and that's where the air is coming in at. I doubt it'd work very well on any pressure side leaks but it might be worth a try.
 

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esim13 said:
On the multiport valve crack, could I just replumb using those outer threads?
I used to think you could but if you look carefully at them you'll see that they're not standard threads. Nor are they standard size.

They're actually Buttress threads and I'm not familiar with any standard fittings that will engage them properly.
 

esim13

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Denham Springs, Louisiana
Is it okay to continue running the pump with all the air in it? Or should I just turn it off? When it's off the crack at the skimmer box leaks.

Also, when putting on the silicone do I need to turn the pump off or leave it running to perhaps suck some of the silicone in?

Thanks!
 

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That's a tough call. My initial thought is to run the pump while applying it because otherwise you're going to have to drain the pool to below the skimmer. Might as well try it and see if it works.
 

esim13

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Oct 31, 2009
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Denham Springs, Louisiana
It's been raining so I haven't been able to get out there a try the silicone. However, the bubbles in the basket are gone and I don't hear the girgling from either end anymore!!! I still planning on applying the silicone but I'm thinking since it was all new lines it took a little time for the air to get out.?!?!
 
I have found a product made by JB weld called (Water Weld). Its a putty epoxy that is in a stick like form. My multiport input had a crack and I pushed it in there it sets in about an hour and so far has held up. I found it at home depot.
 

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