I had sprung a leak on the piping going into the top of my Hayward 5060 booster pump. I got some PVC, and the necessary joints I thought I needed, but when I tried to unscrew the fitting from the booster pump, it seems they put glue on the threads when they screwed it into the top. The PVC wound up breaking and is still in the orifice. Is it normal to glue the threads going into the pump? If you ever get a leak at this joint, how would you go about redoing it?
Now I have to figure out what my options are:
- Is there a way to get the PVC out of the orifice and get the glue out of the threads? [/*:m:336vhv0b]
- The pump is about 6 years old, maybe I should just go ahead and replace the whole pump? ($230)[/*:m:336vhv0b]
- I could probably get a new volute, part number 6 on the following parts diagram: http://i.imgur.com/GR5sv.jpg, but then I have to worry about taking apart the pump, replace the part and properly re-seal it, which doesn't seem too difficult.($40)[/*:m:336vhv0b]
I am new to to pools and the accompanying equipment, but I'm learning quick. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Do I buy a new pump for $230 or a part for a 6 year old pump for $40, or can I salvage what I have now?
I've included some pictures of the equipment and what I have now that the PVC piece broke: http://imgur.com/a/T9aWE#PUvzy