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    Intex flex hose to PVC connection is leaking

    I followed instructions on the internet to connect my intex hoses to pvc and the connections are leaking....anyone done this with success? What step did I miss?

    I even added the gasket from the intex 6-way valve because it seemed to be a perfect fit!

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    Re: Intex flex hose to PVC connection is leaking

    Did you use a gasket sort of like the one shown below? I did the same and it works fine. Also did you use the Cantex 1-1/2" box adapter that many people use? That is also what I used.
    Did you use Magic Lube or similar lube on the gasket? That prevents it from binding and getting pinched when you tighten up the nut.

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    Re: Intex flex hose to PVC connection is leaking

    Quote Originally Posted by jmcdtucson View Post
    Did you use a gasket sort of like the one shown below? I did the same and it works fine. Also did you use the Cantex 1-1/2" box adapter that many people use? That is also what I used.
    Did you use Magic Lube or similar lube on the gasket? That prevents it from binding and getting pinched when you tighten up the nut.


    It looks like the same gasket I used....i stole it from the 6 way valve (I have spares)...you can kind of see it in picture 2. I used the Cantex + intex nut on one part of the 'T' in picture 2 and it is holding fine. The problem is the 1 1/2" pvc thread doesnt quite match the pitch of the intex. I did not use any lube on the gasket.
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    Re: Intex flex hose to PVC connection is leaking

    Hm, it looks right. It looks like my connection in the picture below. I no longer have a connection like that however and I don't remember exactly how I put it together.. Only suggestion is still gasket lube and tighten it down as best you can. Maybe someone else will have an idea.

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    Re: Intex flex hose to PVC connection is leaking

    I replaced the intex hose with a different one (new one) and used teflon tape and it stopped the leak for now...i suppose that hose was stripped. I'd like to find someone to blame that on.....any takers??
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    Re: Intex flex hose to PVC connection is leaking

    I just did a couple of those intex to PVC today and i did not have any problems with mine. Sorry to hear that you are having problems with yours. I got my fittings from Lowe's and my first one leaked. so i cut it loose and re did it, making sure the glue was good and dry and i did not have any problems after that.
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    Re: Intex flex hose to PVC connection is leaking

    I do not think the intex nuts are the same pitch as the male PVC adaptors you have there. You probably need these adaptors:
    http://www.amazon.com/GAME-4560-Conv...GBCBKMWX0Z2526

    Or ditch the hoses and hard pipe it.

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