No one answered my add on to my old post so I am posting this new... So today at 5:30 am I woke up to a flooded yard. My pool pump came apart at the pipe going into the pump. It isn't a threaded piece that goes into the pump... Any and all help on fixing would be greatly appreciated. I am going to have to hire someone. Any ideas on what I should pay? Don't you think a good Handyman could fix this instead of an over priced pool repair company?
Found this on a Google search on how to repair, Opinions???
New Hayward NorthStar union
Cut the pipe a few inches after the 90 that's above the pump and remove the section that has the hose bib and the old Union. Sand or scrape the paint off for 2-3" past your cut. Prime and Glue on coupler to your newly sanded area, then some pipe, then 90 down to the pump. Temporarily set the new union on the pump, cut and glue the last straight piece of pipe from the new 90 above, down to the union.
This is the easiest and best solution. You'll be $30 in materials and the repair should take 5-10 minutes. I can mail you everything you need if materials are hard to get in your area.
A simpler way than what many people here have suggested is to cut the pipe (vertical cut) about 1/4" from the 90, glue on a coupler, then glue a street 90 into the coupler. Glue a piece of pipe into the new union tailpiece that's a bit longer than you need, set the union right next to where it connects into the pump, and trim that section of pipe so it's just a sliver (1/8-1/4") shorter than the bend in the street 90. Slip your union nut onto the pipe, lubricate the union oring, then glue the pipe into the bottom of the street 90.
Oh, and MAKE SURE YOU GET FITTINGS THAT ARE PRESSURE RATED! HOME DEPOT AND LOWE'S SELL PROPER DEEP SOCKET FITTINGS AS WELL AS SHALLOWER NON-PRESSURE FITTINGS!! ask the plumbing guy at the hardware store, he'll know what I mean.
Than I found this on YouTube, Repairing A Pump Discharge Leak Updated Revised Version - YouTube Repairing A Pump Discharge Leak Updated Revised Version - YouTube
Any ideas on where to get them in Arizona? I see that I should use, schedule 80 nipple. Also, since the entrance into the pump housing isn't threaded how do I turn it into a threaded one???