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    Posted: October 06 2017 at 6:00pm
So I bought a used skimmer on eBay. Received today and there is a crack where the pump goes. My question is will this affect the performance and if so how much? I added some water to see if it holds but it does leak out a little. The seller said they can refund all info return it or refund 50 and I can try to fix it. I'd just like some opinions on what I should do. Thanks!

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Buy some weld-on 16 and put it on the crack. It will seal it and should be just fine. I'm guessing it's not a big crack or you wouldn't even ask if it was worth trying. Lol
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Lol well I'm just not familiar enough with skimmers to know whether it will affect performance much. One thing I noticed is it seems to leak around the base as well. There isn't a deal or gasket it's just plastic on plastic so should that even matter?
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I’m with Krazie and think you are fine. I ran the same skimmer (I assume a Vertext) and even that red piece that ties to the pump leaked. It’s not a leak proof assembly since it’s under water. I think if it leaks then you’ll have it deeper in the water.
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Ok I'll try it out. The seller offered to refund part of it so I think it's a decent deal if you guys think it'll work fine.
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Take Jeff's (Krazie4acans) advice.

Get the Weld On glue and apply. This is not just to help seal; it will also help to prevent that crack from growing.

As far as being 'leak-proof' - doesn't need to be water tight as the skimmer sits in the water.

Take the $50 refund and spend 10 on the Weld On and pocket the other 40

You'll be fine
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I concur with the others' suggestions... lol
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Thank you all for your replies I'll be picking up some weld on Monday when delvies opens!
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