I had a roof re done, and had the pool water solar system removed and reinstalled by a solar company in Sacramento that does installs, etc.
The panels are fine, as are most of the pipes, except on one section where it keeps leaking. It's a "pipe up" and a "pipe down" right before and after the roof jacks. They have been out at least twice fixing it, and when I turned it on the other day - first time this year - it leaks like a sieve. It's ABS pipe. He says he's using the right sealant. There must be three or four individual joints leaking.
It's out of warranty - one year- but I'm going to see if he'll come back and fix it. But I don't have high hopes.
I think people use ABS because it's black and looks better, and the original installer used it and it worked fine for at least 8 years with out leaking a drop.
I'm planning to redo it my self if I have to.
What do I have to do to insure it works? Is Oatey Black the correct stuff? I suspect he is using a "transition cement", and it's failing.
BTW, even a tiny leak is unacceptable, because it will eat away my new rain gutters in a year or two.
Thanks in advance...