The best place plans of mice and men often go wrong

Discussion in 'Winterizing Your Pond' started by Dave 54, Nov 9, 2012.

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    Dave 54

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    Would you believe it when I cleaned the third filter prior for the onset of winter last weekend we got a leak that over time drained the Bio filter virtually to the bottom twice..........
    Thats all we needed trying to chase a damn leak.
    I had our neighbour Jeff crawling throuogh the filter housing testing the seals on the filter setup but we could find nothing wrong .
    I had to top the pond up twiceto replace the missing water .
    It turned out in the end a bit of either Jap Matting or something else got caught in the lip that the slide valve sits snuggly in place when closed thus creating a tiny break in that seal.
    It was only when Jeff flushed things through a bit more that what ever caused this was dislogged allowing the slide valve a propper seal thus stopping the leak

    rgrds

    Dave
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    It is always something, keeps our brains thinking and young!
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    Yay you beat it tho!
     
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