Well Ė today I upgraded my old, standard pump to a Pentair IntelliFlo pump Ė for all the obvious reasons.
I was quite disappointed to find out after the installation, I have a major leak where the threaded insert fitting screws into the outlet on the pump.
Though Iím bummed about the rework, Iím more annoyed / concerned because I donít know where / how I went wrong.
The plumbing procedure I employed was this:
(1) I applied a liberal amount of Rectorseal thread sealant on the male PVC fitting AND the female pump outlet threads.
(2) I hand tightened the PVC fitting until I could not turn it anymore
(3) Using a strap wrench, I finalized the fit by turning the threaded fitting an additional 360 degrees (one revolution).
(4) I completed plumbing the rest of the circuit with standard PVC primer & glue method (no leaks on any of these connections)
Does anyone have a method that they know works for sure?
I need to know how to do this right so that I donít waste more time, effort & money on round 3.
All advise is greatly appreciated!!