Skimmer Plumbing

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  1. Warr7207

    Warr7207

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    I have noticed my skimmer output plumbing is start build up salt deposits. Must mean there is a leak. This only start happening in the last week.

    I am going have to take it apart and reconnect.

    Any suggestions on making sure the joins are perfect ?

    Any ideas on emptying the skimmer ?

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    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Shouldn't really leak, are they nice and tight (but not too tight that they crack)?

    I just open up the joins and the skimmer pretty much empties itself.
     
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    Do you use plumber's tape ?
     
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    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    No I don't, and I have 3 of those ball valves on my return pipes and none of them leak, perhaps you are missing the o-ring seal?
     
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    Warr,the skimmer comes with an O ring,no need for thread tape
     
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    Will check it out :thumbup:
     
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    a smear of vaseline usually cures leaks
     
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    Cures alot of things :whistling:
     
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    what the heck is going through your mind :p
     
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    Have you got a dirty mind? I was talking about it's great for cleaning my motorbike chain :whistling:
     
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    i was talking about my hammer on my pellet gun :lol:
     
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    :lol::lol::lol::thumbup:
     
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