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Pool pump problem

I am working on a friends pool. He has a Pentair Whisper Flo 2 HP pump. WFE-8. Whom ever install this slid the PVC pipe directly into the pump without a threaded fitting and it leaks. My question is 1) does this pump have a threaded fitting like every other I have seen. 2) If so, what is the best way to get this out, clean the threads (I figure they tried to glue it in) and get it working correctly again.
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Peter Wood

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  • Peter Wood Jul 23, 2010

    Let me re-phrase the question.

    Since the PVC pipe seems to be glued in place instead of threaded in, is there a way to remove this pipe and chase the threads without damaging the housing. I don't want to trash the pump.

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    brett_wil622 Jul 19, 2012

    Pete,

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    brett_wil622 Jul 19, 2012

    Pete,

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    brett_wil622 Jul 19, 2012

    Heat the PVC with a butane flame and cut a section out then attch a pair of needle nose pliers to the cut end and rool the PVS fitting up on the pliers. try not heat the tread ininlet to extreme.

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It's quite difficult for you to remove the glued part, you have to be extra careful in doing this, first of all you use a saw to cut of part of the pipe, then you can now gradually use a screw driver to peal off the remaining glued part to the machine. It's quite tedious and you have to be careful or else you damage the machine. If you think you can't do it, get a plumber around to do it..

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  • Peter Wood Jul 23, 2010

    Is there anything out there I can use to chase the threads if they are damaged or filled with glue?


    Thanks

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    Quadri Olatunbosun Jul 23, 2010

    Hi, i think there are things you can use to chase the threads if they are damaged or filled with glue but i have not come across one yet but a visit to any shop into plumbering parts will do no harm.They will be in the best position to tell you that.
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Hi,

This pump have a threaded fitting like every other.

Compatible with all cleaning systems, various filters and jet action.Cam & Ramp lid makes cleaning and inspection simple and quick

For additional information on Pentair WhisperFlo pumps contact the manufacturer at: ...
www.aquapoolstore.com/pumps/Pentair-WhisperFlo-Pool-Pump.htm -

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  • Rahman Rufai Jul 23, 2010

    If the pipe is glue to the pvc it means you have to cut the pipe neatly clean it properly and use a tangy gum to glue the pipe to the pvc. a tangy is used to to glue pipe together.

    Thanks.


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