S8M500 Filters

gigi747

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May 2, 2012
18
Southern CA
I just did the first clean on my Sta-Rite S8M500 and my filters sit at an angle. They still make a seal over their corresponding connection points. I can push them further down over the piping, but then their feet lift off the housing.

Other than a shoddy design, it doesn't seem to affect my filtration. Does anyone else with a System 3 Modular Media Filter have this issue with the filters not sitting plumb?

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Newdude

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Jun 16, 2019
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They have a sweet spot and sometimes need to be a little rotated left or right for the feet to stand the filters up.

Most times the skinny one would lean into the big one. One twisted a little this way. The other one a little that way, and it’d be good.

The feet on my new ones were plastic welded on in a hurry and are a little trickier than my old ones.
 
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Newdude

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Jun 16, 2019
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*the feet have 3 points of contact inside the soup bowl like filter. If one misses its spot the whole tripod is off. You’ll easily find the right spot by playing with it.

ultimately I don’t think it matters as long and the filter is seated on the pipe.
 
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