How precise must the alignment be?
And before I get lost in minutia: can/should teflon tape (or other thread compound) be used on 2" sch 80 unions?
Now to the main issue:
Given that I have near-zero flex in the line, can I use a flex coupling on the one place where one could possibly be installed?
By the time I got here, there was 3" of sch 80 coming out of the ground - from there it was a mass of couplings. I installed a sch 80 2" union onto the exposed original pipe. Given the sizes of sch 80 couplings, there is almost NO space between the union and the el
After many days of playing with cement to create a pad to raise the new pump to the suction line, I have the height, but about 5 degree angle between the center line of the pipe and the center line of the Northstar's (poorly designed) union fitting.
I am thinking of first setting line to the pump, then swinging it over the ground-level union - using the sch 80 union to absorb the slack?
When it doesn't, and I still have no money for a pro, could a flex coupler be installed in the horizontal section, providing some slack to absorb the 5 degrees?
Look at the bright side: once I get this (your vulgarity goes here) pump operational, the rest is easy enough that I won't be bothering you nice folks again
Pics show original setup