Hello all. I just had a new Intelliflo VS installed. The electrical conduit connection is straight in, but for various reasons I would like to use a 90 degree conduit connection. The fan housing prevents this. I looks like I could just remove the drive assembly then put in my 90 degree conduit piece then re-install the drive. My question is am I in danger of messing up my new pump if I remove the drive? There is a gasket involved which the manual states is critical to prevent moisture from getting into the connector which joins the drive and the motor. Has anyone done this and had damage to the gasket? A replacement gasket only comes in a hardware kit for $60.00!