In this post, we show you how to perform a suction line leak repair caused by a cracked suction line in the equipment compartment. Every leak repair will be different, therefore, the parts needed for each repair will vary. Before we get started, let’s identify the tools and the parts you will need for this repair.
Table of Contents
Tool You Will Need
- Circular Saw
- PVC Cutters
- PVC Glue
- PVC Purple Primer
- Tape Measure
- Silicone Grease
- Safety Glasses
Parts You Will Need for a Tiger River Spa Suction Line Leak Repair
- Adapter, 3/4in Barbed X 3/4in Slip, Item #: 31417
- Coupling, 3/4in Slip X Slip, x 2, Item #: 30661
- Flexible PVC, 3/4in Inside Dimension X 3ft, Item #: 70312
Step 1. Disconnect power from the spa.
Step 2. Drain the spa.
Step 3. Identify the location of the leak and the area of the spa which needs to be opened.
Step 4. Put on your safety glasses and cut out an opening in the plywood backing.
Step 5. Remove the plywood backing with a chisel and hammer.
Step 6. Locate and remove the broken flexible PVC.
Step 7. Pre-assemble the new parts and take correct measurements before gluing.
Step 8. Prepare the area to be glued by washing it with soap and water and cutting the PVC as clean and straight as possible. You want the flexible PVC to fit snugly against the inside of the coupling.
Step 9. Prime and glue the first coupling to the existing flex PVC.
Step 10. Prime, and glue the adapter to the second coupling.
Step 11. Pre-measure, cut, prime, and glue the flexible PVC to the first coupling.
Step 12. Prime and glue the second coupling/adapter to the flexible PVC.
Step 13. Cover the inside lip of the hose or the outside of the barbed adapter with silicone grease and connect the flexible hose.
Pull the hose clamps over the barbed adapter and the water check valve.
Step 14. Refill the spa through the gray filter standpipe.
Step 15. Reconnect power to the spa.
Watch the video here “Step-by-Step Suction Line Leak Repair In a Tiger River Spa”
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