Locline leaking

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    joporeefpro Active Member

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    Anyone else have locline leaking? Any fixes for this? Silicone gasket grease help?


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    SandJ Well-Known Member

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    How are you using the locline? The only way I have ever used it was for directing the flow from the return pump, and then the locline is under water and the leak does not matter.
     
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    It is just coming from the schedule 80 from the return pump to the inlet on the tank... 12” max but unfortunately I ended up stopping the schedule 80 too far from the side of the tank... I guess I might have to re plumb the end of the output... 17FF2220-1166-4C05-9D7B-0E6807E84D25.jpeg
     
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    Yeah unfortunately I don't think it's made to be absolutely water tight. I guarantee you can find a male threaded schedule 80 to bridge the gap with some pvc, or if it's easier, just cut off and re-plumb.
     
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    GK3 Active Member R2R Supporter

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    Loc line is definitely not designed to be water tight. It is plastic on plastic with no gasket. Over time, or even right away, it won’t be a perfect fit and some water will leak. Remember, loc line was originally purposed for pumping by coolant onto machines parts.

    If you are running loc line over a place where you can’t have water leaking, I’d replace it with solid PVC piping and then add the loc line at the end where some water leakage is acceptable.
     
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    Doh! Yes, it looks like you may have to extend that small section of plumbing. With all the electronics under the tank, you will not want any water dripping.
    Any project I do involving plumbing (hone or tank) involves taking at least one thing back apart and 10 trips to Lowe’s.
     
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    I actually laughed out loud at this how true it is! Thanks! I needed the laugh
     
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