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Old 06-03-2012, 10:18 PM
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Originally Posted by poolman View Post
It should sit on top of the oil tank to create a seal where vacuum doesn't escape---
Thanks. I think, with the garden hose gasket being so big, it's probably sitting on top (I can't actually see it though).

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Originally Posted by 540 M-Sport View Post
I see big chance of a spark and boom!
Now you tell me! I hadn't even thought of that - but you have a point.

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Originally Posted by timarnold View Post
With the right o-ring, it is really hard to push the dipstick in & get it fully seated without cutting the o-ring.
Oh. That implies the o-ring sits INSIDE the metal housing. ???

EDIT: This picture, taken a few days later, shows the garden-hose washer in situ. I can't tell if it's inside, or outside, or both???
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