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    Small water leak at pump strainer housing

    I developed a small water leak at the threaded pipe on my strainer housing (area around the Teflon tape is starting to turn brown):




    Here's a wider angle view:




    I'm sure this is a relatively easy fix, but I've never done it before (pretty good DIY'er though). What's the easiest way to take out the pipe from the strainer housing? Do I have to cut a section of the pvc pipe and then re-attach and re-glue or is there an easier way?
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    Re: Small water leak at pump strainer housing

    It looks like you can disconnect the union on the horizontal piece of pipe and unscrew the nipple from the pump. Clean it real well and use some teflon pipe paste for plastic pipes to reassemble it.
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    Re: Small water leak at pump strainer housing

    Thanks! The union on the horizontal pipe was the answer. That was easy!

    Unfortunately, it took me 3 tries with tape (already had some ) before I managed to do it right and contain the leak. Then, just when I thought it was fixed, a few hours later it started leaking again (albeit a very, very small amount, not even enough to run down the side of the housing). I just left it. And today, after several hours of running, it isn't leaking at all. ???

    If it continues to leak, should it be fixed, or is it okay to live with a very minor one?
    13,500 Gallon Plaster IGP
    Hot Tub w/Waterfall
    Aqua Rite SWCG
    A.O. Smith 1.5HP Motor
    Hayward Sand Filter
    Polaris 280 with Hayward 3/4HP Booster Pump

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    Re: Small water leak at pump strainer housing

    If it's just a drip then it's really your call whether to fix it or not. I couldn't live with it but some people it wouldn't bother.
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