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Old 06/25/2018, 04:46 PM   #101
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I had a similar experience, with a finished lower level, which is why I went to an internal return.


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Old 01/21/2019, 09:41 AM   #102
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any updates on the the seals?

just bumping this thread.. Im ordering another seal for my new pump as my old pump is "ok" for emergencies, but i dont trust it.. so new gold pump is going in... this old pump was leaking around the gasket and stopped so it bought me some time.. im making a few plumbing changes so the new pump will be going in.

my question is do these new pumps still require the carbon seal? or is it a better design now?

i know the seals (the stock ones) are considered normal maintenance but id rather have it work for many years..

basically replace the seal w the carbon one and use some silicone as well?
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Old 01/21/2019, 02:47 PM   #103
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My new one about 6mls ago didn't have a different seal. I removed it and replaced with wazel's. Been solid.


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Old 02/23/2019, 10:21 AM   #104
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any updates on the the seals?

just bumping this thread.. Im ordering another seal for my new pump as my old pump is "ok" for emergencies, but i dont trust it.. so new gold pump is going in... this old pump was leaking around the gasket and stopped so it bought me some time.. im making a few plumbing changes so the new pump will be going in.

my question is do these new pumps still require the carbon seal? or is it a better design now?

i know the seals (the stock ones) are considered normal maintenance but id rather have it work for many years..

basically replace the seal w the carbon one and use some silicone as well?
thank you!
I placed PS-1905 $40 seal in 2014. It has been running straight solid without a leak since.


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Old 02/23/2019, 12:48 PM   #105
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Been running the silicone carbide seal for almost 18 months and still zero leaks.


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Old 02/23/2019, 05:14 PM   #106
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No drips from mine yet either. In year three now


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Old 02/24/2019, 09:40 PM   #107
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I'm using the US Seal kit and have been leak free for a while. They're great seals.


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Old 04/01/2019, 09:49 PM   #108
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thanks everyone! mine is still sitting,, im so lazy... installing seal and new pump soon along w new plumbing,,

silicone as well w seal correct?


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Old 05/23/2019, 01:07 PM   #109
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Hey guys... well I got my flame suit on....

I redid some plumbing today and decided not to replace the seal on my new reef head gold pump.. The thing is a monster... Figured i'll see how long it lasts. I do have the carbon seal too.. Just didnt feel like messing w the brand new pump, hopefully it will last five years...

my other pump started getting stuck and wouldn't always work.. So i fixed a broken check valve, put another ball valve in and cleaned up two more lines.


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