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Thread: Repairing a PVC pipe valve junction leak

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    Repairing a PVC pipe valve junction leak

    I was wondering the best way to repair a leak at the junction between PVC pipe and the intake valve (cold) to the heater. Besides replacing the pipe and valve, does anyone have any experience with a product called Plast-aid? Here is the link with some information: Plast-aid pool & spa repair. I was also considering an Epoxy pool putty, any advice is truly appreciated.

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    Frank

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    Is the junction threaded?
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    Not sure if it is threaded, is there a way to tell?

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    Frank,

    I'm pretty sure it will be threaded. A pic would confirm. If it's a threaded joint, you simply need to unscrewit and put some pipe dope or teflon tape on the threads and screw it back in.

    DO NOT use epoxy or any other permanent adhesive on a threaded joint. It's an easy fix and one you can do yourself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by frankc
    Not sure if it is threaded, is there a way to tell?

    Frank
    Usually a threaded fitting will flats molded in around the edge so that you can get a wrench on them to turn, or will have some other type of grip-type surface that you can grip with your hand (or a pair of slip-joint pliers, if necessary). non-threaded fittings are usually smooth sided, because once you glue it, there isn't any need to try to turn it.
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    I do think its threaded, currently at work and can't confirm...Thanks to both for the input, will let you know how it goes.

    Frank

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    Frank, many of these are 'unioned', if yours is, make sure that the o-ring or gasket is in good shape
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