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Old 01-19-2017, 07:17 PM   #1
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Lasco spa inline heater leaks


Hi we are just in our new house and have discovered the inline heater that leaks on the right side of it in the pictures where it looks like someone tried to fix it with goop. Does anyone have any experience with these? This is our first spa. I'm hoping it wont be too involved to fix this.

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Old 01-19-2017, 07:21 PM   #2
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Pictures of leaky heater
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Hi I could really use some advise on this. The nut on the right side has some glue on it as an attempt to fix the leak,. I can't get this one off and am thinking I may have to cut it with my multitool. I got the one on the left off. They clamp onto the hose with two screws. I wish I knew what these connectors are called. The one that connects to the pump has the screws on the inside. I don't know how they even did that or if I am going to be able to undo it. The space is really tight as you can see from the most recent picture so I may have to hire a plumber who is small enough to fit in there. I ma a big guy and am practically standing on my head to access this mess. I haven't given up yet. After I get this heater disconnected to figure out the leak how do I test it to see if it is working properly?
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Should I have posted this in the appliances discussion?
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So I managed to get this thing out today thankfully. I started whittlong away on the cement that someone put on it to try to stop the leak when the whole thing turned around so I could access the other screw they wasn't buried in cement. It looks like they tighten with a screw on each side but also screw and unscrew themselves. Looks like the T washer inside was not seated right. I have to find a replacement for this clamp and the washers. The heater element looks intact so it should be ok once I get the parts and get it back together.
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Appaerenty not a lot of people know about these heaters so I'll offer some advice on my own thread. These split nuts just unscrew. I originally thought they did not and that you had to unscrew the screws to get them apart.
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So I seem to hsve this replacement heater successfully installed. The replacement is smaller so had to extend one end on the left. I used PVC cement and primer on that flex pipe. I hope that's proper. I'm letting it set overnight before running water through so I'll find out if it leaks or not
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This new heater came with a bonding wire. I think I'm supposed to attach that to a groung right? There were no bonding wires on the original heater or pump motor but s place to attach both.
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