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I wub my cat *turns on crazy tech0 music*



but yeah, might wanna 1: get a new res, 2: put paper towels everywhere for the night to be safe
    
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The extra crank may have been enough, I guess I didn't make that clear.
Yeah that may of helped......Glad you got it fixed...
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post #13 of 22
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Well I was wrong. Turned it off overnight and a drop pooled on the plug. Is there any external sealant I can apply or do I have to drain my loop in use another sealant? I have used teflon tape on real pipes before without issue, so I dont see why this is being such a problem.
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post #14 of 22
I'd just break it down and fix it right and be done with it, use some Plumbers Goop on the barbs and you should be fine, let it cure out a couple of days before you use it...You can always just stick a t-line in it while your waiting on the res to cure so you can use it....

I don't know if this stuff would work on HDPE, and I don't know if if it would hurt it either...You might try working some of it around the barbs..Really though I would go ahead and just fix it right...

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What goop would you suggest. I still find it odd that it leaks only when it is off. For the 8 hours it was powered down only one drop collected on the plug. The night before it was multiple drops as there was a stain on the paper towel below. When it is running it does not leak at all. Any ideas why this would be?
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post #16 of 22
Man I don't know...I could say something like its the suction side or something, but your guess is as good as mine...

I don't have a pic of "Plumbers Goop" this is "RV Goop" the plumbers goop will just say plumbers instead of RV...You can get it at any hardware store around here for 4 or 5 bux a tube, there are 3 or 4 kinds of it...Its usually by the plumbing supplies or the silicone chaulk here..

EDIT: You might be as well off just using plastic barbs in it, they will be pretty well in there for good, but it shouldn't ever leak if you goop them in...


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The problem is the brass barbs aren't leaking. Only the plastic plug is leaking and I don't want to goop it in permanently. When I add the gpu block I might want to use the second inlet.
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post #18 of 22
You shouldn't have these problems. It seems that it was tapped incorrectly get a replacement or make a permanent fix as stated above. Other options are likely prone to failure.
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post #19 of 22
The reason why it leaks is pressure, or pressure drop


When you system is ON, I am asuming your pump inlet is right after the res, right? if that is the case, then the res has Negative pressure during operation, hence, it sucks in air

When its off, all pressure is equalized, no more negative pressure, so thats when it can leak

I would replace the thing man, if it is still leaking I wouldn't trust it, especially if you installed it right
    
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post #20 of 22
Well I dug out my old HDPE res that had the barbs gooped in to see if they would come out...The barb backed out easy enough and I could loosen up the other 2 also, all the threads were fine...Since its just the plug leaking you might want to try it, or send it back as suggested...You can always just throw a t-line in it till you get it back...


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