Filter plumbing replacement

  • Last Post 15 March 2019
  • Topic Is Solved
Macgeek314 posted this 13 March 2019

I noticed I have a slight leak on my fliter plumbing from the motor housing to the fliter.  It appears these joints are hard-plumbed with pvc cement and do not use unions.  At least I'm guessing since there are threads on the outside of the motor housing and there doesn't appear a way to disconnect it.  

Since I need to install a backwash valve so I plan to just replace all the piping from the motor to the filter (it's at wierd angles and stuff), but will this cause a problem to the motor housing since it's cemented in place?  I'm hoping I could just cut the output pipe off at the motor and use unions to connect the new piece to the backwash valve/filter. 

I've included a picture.


Order By: Standard | Newest | Votes
InyoRob posted this 13 March 2019

It looks like you have a Sta-Rite Max-E-Pro pump. The tank body outlet port is threaded on the inside as well as the outside. Since it's leaking, I would recommend cutting the pipe a few inches above the port and then you can unthread the fitting. Then you could install a threaded pump union into the outlet port.

Macgeek314 posted this 15 March 2019

I can't believe I forgot to give the pump type!  Yes, it is a Sta-Rite Max-E-Pro pump.  Glad to hear it's threaded inside as well.  Thank you for the help.

InyoRob posted this 15 March 2019

You're welcome. Good luck!