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    Help with sealing this pump connection

    I have tried several times to get a leak proof connection between the threaded joint on the pump and the suction side piping. I am using teflon tape, threaded the thing all the way and still got drips. Should i be using something other than teflon tape? Any tips?
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    Walnut Creek, CA. 18k gallon Pebble Sheen + 1.5k gallon IG spa, 1.5hp whisperflo main pump, Pentair clean and clear 420, Intellichlor IC20, Polaris 360 w/booster,Jandy lite 2 natural gas, plus solar with Heliomatic 5000 controller and 3/4 hp booster

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    Re: Help with sealing this pump connection

    Try some thread sealant


    Jeff
    24'x54" AG Morada RTR (by wilbar) 13'500 gal. Hayward Powerflo Matrix 1hp 2 speed. Hayward Perflex EC65 DE filter.

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    Re: Help with sealing this pump connection

    Thanks Jeff, can you recommend a brand?
    Walnut Creek, CA. 18k gallon Pebble Sheen + 1.5k gallon IG spa, 1.5hp whisperflo main pump, Pentair clean and clear 420, Intellichlor IC20, Polaris 360 w/booster,Jandy lite 2 natural gas, plus solar with Heliomatic 5000 controller and 3/4 hp booster

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    Re: Help with sealing this pump connection

    Really any brand that's for PVC will be fine. Lowes or Home Depot will have it.


    Jeff
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    Re: Help with sealing this pump connection

    +1 what Jeff suggested.
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    Re: Help with sealing this pump connection

    Thanks for the advice, that did the trick.
    Walnut Creek, CA. 18k gallon Pebble Sheen + 1.5k gallon IG spa, 1.5hp whisperflo main pump, Pentair clean and clear 420, Intellichlor IC20, Polaris 360 w/booster,Jandy lite 2 natural gas, plus solar with Heliomatic 5000 controller and 3/4 hp booster

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