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Thread: Advice for Fixing Leak at PVC Valve

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    Advice for Fixing Leak at PVC Valve

    After noticing our pool level dropped a few inches overnight, I discovered a pretty significant leak at the base of the valve at the water return pipe. There's enough "meat" left above the concrete pad to put a new valve or coupling on to the 2" pipe, but I'm wondering what the best way is to approach this. Do I even need a valve there? And how do I repair this without cutting everything apart? I'm attaching a photo which shows where this leak is as well as the general layout of the plumbing.Leak.JPGLeak2.JPG Thanks in advance for any advice!
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    Re: Advice for Fixing Leak at PVC Valve

    You could try silicone or a pipe wrap, but that would only be temporary. The best way would be to cut the pipe and put in new couplings. We had a suction side leak that we tried a temporary patch on, but it didn't stop air getting into the pump...

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    Re: Advice for Fixing Leak at PVC Valve

    just put a new valve in. I would put the new one in higher. A coupling glued properly usually will not fail. This will give you room to fix the valve if it fails again.
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