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Old 03-06-2004, 04:30 AM   #1
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Leaky skimmer....

I have one of these.... and the part where the tube from the PH going into the box is leaking....how can I stop that?

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Old 03-06-2004, 06:58 AM   #2
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While I am not familiar with those how do they go together on ours it has a twist copling with an o ring that can be replaced by a short trip to the plumbing area of any harware store. If nothing else you can dry it well and seal it with epoxy that dries quickly or silicone that take a bit longer but either will do the trick.
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Old 03-06-2004, 11:21 AM   #3
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Where exactly on the tube is it leaking? Is it at the fitting on the tube going into the BakPak, or is the tube itself cracked?

If it is a cracked tube, I would say silicon (100% silicon) would be your best bet. It will seal and hold the crack so that it doesn't leak.
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i had the same thing happen it was the tube i just replaced the tube from the power head to the inlet with 5/8 flex tubing, think that was the size? and put clamps on both sides where its connected and that stoped it.
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It uses a bulk head, tinghten it and see if it stops, if not the gasket may be wrinkled from being over tightened. If it's not the bulkhead, return it.
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Old 03-07-2004, 06:12 AM   #6
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It's the bulkhead....this thing is brand new...

I'll try loosening it...see if that works.

I screw the tube into the BakPak and it squeezes the rubber gasket type thing.

I'll try that and see. Returning it isn;t really an option as I bought this on Ebay.
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