I've got a leak...

Jimrahbe

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Jul 7, 2014
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Bedford, TX
IV,

To really fix it, you are going to have to cut it out and start over, using pump unions..

But... I would at least try to seal the leak with 100% silicone caulk first... What have you got to lose.?

I would turn off the pump, dry it off, coat it with caulk and let it sit 24 hours before turning on the pump again.

Thanks,

Jim R.
 
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sktn77a

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May 16, 2010
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Chapel Hill, NC
Assuming epoxy or silicone doesn't work, you'll need to cut the PVC pipe just after the pump connection and use a new connector (as above). Use a pump union so that, if it continues to leak, you can tighten the connection or use more teflon tape/paste/dope. Just be careful not to overtighten it and crack the pump outlet.
 
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wireform

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Spring Valley, NY
You can try

Or