Hi all. I have a slow drip in the fitting on the pressure side (top connection) of my Pentair booster pump, 3/4 HP. The PVC exiting the pump is 1-1/2 inch, connected to the pump via a black adapter piece that screws into the top of the pump. The Pentair booster manual says the hole where the adapter goes is 3/4 inch. I have looked all over the internet for a Schedule 40 PVC adapter with male of 3/4 and "slip" of 1-1/2, and can't find one. Admittedly I'm not familiar with what I'm looking for, but I'm a pretty good googler.
My boyfriend who is handy (but not nearby) examined my emailed photo and declared that it CAN'T be black, it should be white, and it looks like it should be bigger than 3/4 inch. OK, but it's black and the manual says the outlet is 3/4". He suggests I go ahead and saw the 1-1/2 inch PVC, unscrew the adapter from the pump, and take it all to a plumbing warehouse and ask them to replicate it for me. The problem is, I don't want to saw the PVC off if I don't know if I can get the part to fix it locally, can't find it on the internet, and just have the pump inoperable. (I can block it off from the rest of the system, that's not a problem, I just like my vacuum to run and keep the leaves at bay).
So my question: does Schedule 40, 3/4 inch male to 1-1/2 inch slip adapter exist, and I just need to cut this thing off and take it somewhere? Do you have a Pentair booster and is the outlet indeed 3/4"? Should I instead make friends with a plumber and not learn to glue PVC together? I take care of all my equipment myself, and this does not seem like an insurmountable task, but I've never actually glued PVC, to my knowledge. I already tried JB Plasticweld and that didn't stop the drip. Thanks for any assistance!