LEAKING connections...ANY suggestions

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by Expurgoclean, Sep 14, 2016.

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  1. Expurgoclean

    Expurgoclean Member
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    Having a couple problems with leaks atm. Only a small amount of water loss but every drop counts right...? Any suggestions I how we can rectify the matter. We have tried PTFE Thread Seal tape which seems to work on most of our equipment but having one side of the canister giving us trouble. The other leak is at one of the hose ends where the wfp inserts into the hose.

    We've attached photos to help,thanks for any help in advance
     

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  2. Nudel

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    In my experience microbore fittings start to drip after a relatively short time, especially when you run high pressure through them, because you drag them around on the ground. Get a new fitting and use a ball or sleeve over it to prolong its life.

    The leak on the pressure vessel can also come from the unit not being screwed together properly. It can also be a worn out coupling, check the o rings, change them for a new one (or test with another one first).

    You might need as much as 15 rounds of PTFE tape to get a proper seal, but don't overdo it as you will crack something.

    There are also liquid thread lockers available, which I think I will try on my vessel since its a permanent coupling anyway.
     
  3. Expurgoclean

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    Cheers fella,will definitly try out those suggestions.
     
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