Response to The bleed line runs to the top of the unit there is a valve at the end of it. The bleeder valve has o-rings to stop the filter from leaking there when closed. There is sand and other things in your filter and when you open the bleed valve the water runs out as well as the air. If you have the bleed sock in place then the sand and other things are filtered out and the life of your bleed valve is greatly extended.

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