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    Leaking Pump Housing / Anode Question

    Hey guys,

    I was at my in-laws house yesterday and noticed that his pump housing has a small hole in it (looks like a pin-hole) allowing a small amount of water out.

    I was wondering how I would go about changing the pump housing. I'm assuming I have to cut the pvc piping to do so, but the pipe on the suction side is very short between the valve and pump. What would you guys recommend me do?

    Also, he was told he needed to put an anode in his system to help prevent corrosion in his heater (his thermostats keep going bad and having to be replaced). Would I be correct to assume that this would need to be installed in the pipe just before the inlet of the heater? Would it be ok to install it in a horizontal position? and is there any type / place to buy that you would recommend?

    Thanks!
    Mike



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    Re: Leaking Pump Housing / Anode Question

    Unless your climate is very dry the best place to put an anode is buried in the ground in moist dirt. If that isn't an option, then anywhere in the plumbing that is easy to get at is fine. Actually needing an anode is very unusual, and only commonly happens when there is something aluminum touching the water all the time.

    To replace the pump body, you need to find somewhere to cut the pipe where you have enough room to glue on a new fitting. That might mean going further along the pipe and replacing the valve. Depending on the valve, you might be able to put a larger pipe on over, or a smaller pipe inside, the existing pipe. If you post a picture we can give you more specific advice.
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    Re: Leaking Pump Housing / Anode Question

    As far as the pump repair I'd cut the pipe on the suction of the pump right against the threaded adapter. That way you can get a coupling on it. I'd also take this opportunity to move the pump. Maybe turn it 90º clockwise and replumb it with unions.
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    Re: Leaking Pump Housing / Anode Question

    Quote Originally Posted by JasonLion
    If you post a picture we can give you more specific advice.
    Are the pictures not showing? I posted 3 (I see them). The second is of the pump and the valve in question.

    I'm in Tampa, FL. Should I try to bury the anode?
    Here is link to album, in-case pics aren't showing.

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    Re: Leaking Pump Housing / Anode Question

    Quote Originally Posted by Bama Rambler
    As far as the pump repair I'd cut the pipe on the suction of the pump right against the threaded adapter. That way you can get a coupling on it. I'd also take this opportunity to move the pump. Maybe turn it 90º clockwise and replumb it with unions.
    You'll have to pardon my ignorance, but what would be the advantage of turning the pump 90°?

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    Re: Leaking Pump Housing / Anode Question

    You could move it back from the suction plumbing a little. It doesn't look like there's enough room to move it back any.
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    Re: Leaking Pump Housing / Anode Question

    oh ok, I get it...turn it just to give more clearance between the pump and house.

    As far as the anode is concerned, would the placement shown in the 3rd picture work? or should it be mounted somewhere else?

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