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copper to PVC

Harvey_2
Harvey_2 Member Posts: 27
We are trying to connect Schd. 40 PVC from the pool to a heat ex. piped in copper. The thread connection always leak. We also tried sched. 80 male adapters. Whats the secret? Thanks

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  • World Plumber
    World Plumber Member Posts: 389
    PVC to copper

    I always use a female PVC adapter with a rubber washer inside and a male copper adapter, put pipe dope with teflon on the male threads and then wrap with 3 layers of teflon tape and assemble then glue the PVC.
  • Chris S
    Chris S Member Posts: 177
    pool hx

    When I did mine, I had the same problem- until I reread the literature which said to use 8" nipples if I remember correctly before changing to PVC. re- piped , and no more leaks. Mine was a WM, and all of their literature is online.
  • bob young
    bob young Member Posts: 2,177
    lampwick

    the secret is to use lampwick [ quickwick] on the threads with tellon or pipejoint compound. leaks disappear
  • bob young
    bob young Member Posts: 2,177
    lampwick

    the secret is to use lampwick [ quickwick] on the threads with teflon or pipejoint compound. leaks disappear
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