New Jandy Neverlube 3-way leaking out of closed side

sean.a.hyde

Well-known member
Jun 5, 2018
131
Pittsburgh, PA
I just re-did all of my plumbing (yay!). I haven't finished the heater bypass and the waste connection, but I could start up the pool with those positions closed off.

Started up and no leaks! I came back and noticed some drips from the heater bypass 3-way. Later I noticed a drip from the other 3-way on the connection that is supposed to go to waste. Could I have messed them up during installation? I didn't lube them or anything because... "Neverlube"....

I did take them apart to glue them in place and then reinstalled the tops/diverters when I was done.

Thoughts?
 

ajw22

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TFP Guide
Jul 21, 2013
19,813
Northern NJ
You should use Pool Lube - Further Reading on all O rings including Jandy valves anytime they are reassembled. The NeverLube refers to periodic lubrication through a lube port that other valves need.

I am not sure where exactly your valve is leaking from. A pic showing the spots may help.
 

sean.a.hyde

Well-known member
Jun 5, 2018
131
Pittsburgh, PA
I have pool lube, I can try that. It is dark, but I mocked up a picture. I have the words "Inlet" pointing toward where the flow enters the valve, and off pointing the not-yet-connected waste line.
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