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Originally I had a leak around my pump, but I later found I forgot to put the O-Ring in.

After I fixed that, I now have a mysterious leak around the OUT side of the XPSC Laing DDC 18W.

Its a drip, and I believe its the threading of the OUT. I dont think its the barb itself because I tried 3 different barbs with combinations of Tyflon tape and/or the O-Ring gaskets....

Any suggestions?
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post #2 of 13
Please post a link or pic to that pump so I can see the thing
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Its the hole in the front that leaks
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post #4 of 13
Double check that there are no cracks anywhere in the acrylic...
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post #5 of 13
Have you tried Teflon tape? The threading may not be perfect.
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post #6 of 13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
Have you tried Teflon tape? The threading may not be perfect.
I said in the OP I did.

Quote:
Double check that there are no cracks anywhere in the acrylic.
Looked, I dont see anything.
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post #7 of 13
how much teflon tape are you using? It might be defective.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by OmegaNemesis28 View Post
I said in the OP I did.
Make sure you didn't use too much
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post #9 of 13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mega_option101 View Post
Make sure you didn't use too much
I used tripple the ammount of tape and it stopped.... Until I moved it around more. Then I put tylon tape AROUND the barb's corners after screwing it in, and now it dont leak at all.
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post #10 of 13
You can always break it down and use some clear silicone on the barb threads...It would have to cure a couple of days before you use it...If it leaks after doing that you probably have a crack in it somewhere..
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