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Old 07-06-2014, 08:55 PM   #16
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Did you replace the O ring with an OEM O ring?
Yes, I bought a new O-ring from amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0025PZSSM/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Old 07-06-2014, 09:27 PM   #17
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Being you have an OEM O ring, leave the filter out and tighten until the leak stops. Put a piece of tape ( masking etc. ) down the head and onto the canister. Draw a pencil line witness mark down the length of tape and then cut the tape with you pocket knife to separate the canister section and filter head. This will give you a reference mark to tighten to after the filter is installed.

The wrench provided for filters is nearly worthless. Two are needed for torque. I liked neither so I made my own since I'm a DIY kind of guy.
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Old 07-06-2014, 10:07 PM   #18
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I'm starting to wonder if the big blue filter Culligan installed for me in 2012 is actually a Pentek model. Can you guys tell from this picture if mine is a Pentek model?

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Old 11-11-2017, 10:46 AM   #19
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I have a long blue house filter which has seeped for a long time. We finally just put a bucket under it. In changing the filter again, I decided to google this issue, found this forum, noted the Pentek filter was too long for someone. We tested this theory by taking out the filter, screwing the blue case back in, and... NO LEAK!!. So we used our chop saw to shaved off 1/8 inch and reinstalled. It works great!!! No Leaks!!! I just joined this forum to let you all know a way to adjust the Pentek if you already have them, and to test the long filter idea first.
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Old 11-12-2017, 12:05 PM   #20
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One might also look at the bottom of the sump to make sure there are no rubber seals staying at the bottom and they have also been know to stay on the head.
Another reason would be that the filter is not lining up with the head nipple when putting the sump with filter back on, if the male female do no line up it to will stop the sump from getting all the way to the closed spot.
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