Pentair autofill problem and question

Jul 2, 2014
12
round top, texas
#1
The water supply line broke at the bottom of my autofill. I thought it would be an easy fix as there is a PVC slip fitting that is made with flats so a wrench or socket go on it.To my surprise I found out that the fitting which is threaded into bottom of autofill is glued in at factory. So it looks like I will need to bust concrete and flagstone to put in a new autofill. My question is why does Pentair glue in a threaded fitting? They even give you a spare one with a new autofill unit. Doesn't make sense and looks like whoever is doing the assembly was not trained properly.
 

Texas Splash

Mod Squad
TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
#2
Hello John! :wave:
Doesn't make sense and looks like whoever is doing the assembly was not trained properly.
I would tend to agree with you as well. While I don't have an autofill, it doesn't seem to make sense. :confused: You would think some Teflon tape or plumber's putty might be enough. If someone else with Pentair-specific autofill experience sees your thread, maybe they'll know something we don't. But I agree, it seems odd.

Have a good TX day.
 

Yorker

Silver Supporter
Apr 22, 2017
354
Cathedral City, CA
#3
Hi Johns6,

Did you ever get any other info on this? We're preparing to use Pentair's Autofill for our new build, so your post made me aware of a potential problem. If Pentair gives a spare, I question if the PB glued it? Have you checked with Pentair?