We’re often asked how the fluids are administered when there are 3 returns but the customer doesn’t know where in the line the leak is. Some people question making a giant manifold with multiple hoses or configuring something that will distribute the fluids back through each return; it doesn’t need to be that complicated. Isolate the lines by cutting at the equipment and injecting fluids independently through each return, back toward the equipment.
“When I perform a PipeFuze job on multiple returns, this is what I do,” shares Gavin Stables, a pool contractor in Florida. “I mark my level in the bucket and I inject through the farthest return, running back toward the equipment on the line for about an hour. I move the injection rig to the next return fitting, plug the first and inject from the second, repeating the process on each line. Before injecting on the second return, I refill the bucket to the original starting line and add another half bottle of PipeFuze Part A to bolster the solution, making sure I’ve still got a high concentration of Part A in the line. It is very typical that by the last return I do, the water has stopped dropping in the bucket, this tells me I’ve stopped the leak. I then run Part B through each return for a half hour the same way. This ensures I’ve put the product past every conceivable area of the pipe, sealing any and all leaks in the line. It works.”
Some contractors have explained to us that they’ve created an octopus of hoses to each return and injected all lines at the same time using 2 or 3 bottles of Part A to ensure coverage, and that’s fine too, but it isn’t necessary to concoct a device to do this, you can inject individually through each return back toward the equipment and cycle the fluids through all the lines, one at a time and still guarantee equal distribution through the plumbing.
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