I replaced an old 48 frame 1hp pump with an identical new pump. I took the old wet end and put it on the new motor. There is now a very slight leak coming from the wet end. I even put permatex no. 2 around the long rubber gasket to ensure the whole seal was good - a thick bead. The drip continues. Where could it be leaking from or does it need replacement?
If I have to replace it, I am having a hard time finding the part or a replacement. My pipe is 1.5", and I read that the discharge pipe diameter should measure about 2 3/8" on the wet end from end of thread to thread - my part is more like 2 3/4" diameter across the discharges. This is a hayward 1520 sp wet end and I read that hayward has non-standard parts. I cannot find a replacement, but I feel like it shouldn't be that hard to do. Any help? Thanks!!!