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    Leak - How hard to fix? Pics inside

    Have a leak from the top of the pump. Pictures attached. Not sure how much of a pain this is going to be to fix. The top of the pump is a threaded connection; however the valve is a slip connection. Will the tan piece just unscrew to release itself from the valve and let me remove/readjust the leaky piece?

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    Re: Leak - How hard to fix? Pics inside

    It looks to me that you can unscrew the coupler, then unscrew the pump fitting. Probably Teflon tape may snug it up, but don't over do it or you might crack your fitting.

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    Re: Leak - How hard to fix? Pics inside

    Yep, its a union there which is good. Really you just unscrew the union, pull out the pump and unscrew the pipe into the pump. I would then clean it up, use some silicon 810 caulking, which is 100% waterproof, to goop that around the threads and put it back into the pump. Reconnect and let sit for an hour. Then fire it up!
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    Re: Leak - How hard to fix? Pics inside

    Just unscrew the union,tighten the piece in the pump and reattach the union.
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