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Old 04-16-2004, 09:56 PM   #1
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HELP 911!!! I have a leak!

Help! I have finally filled my tank with water and was testing the pump, etc... and everything seemed fine. It had been running approximately 30 minutes when I decided to check below. I noticed a drip coming from the vinyl tubing (attached to the pipe running into the tank) that I have attached to a 1/2'' male thread pvc pipe. I also have a hose clamp around the tubing. The tubing was brand new, so I am confused at why it would be leaking. Do the threads on the pvc pose a problem? I thought the tubing was on pretty tightly as it was difficult to push on to the pvc fitting.

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You can use teflon tape. Wrap it around the male fitting before you put them together. That should stop it. it is probably is coming through the treads.
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I thought of that - as I have teflon tape around the fittings on the pump... So, I will try the teflon tape on this as well. Do you think I should also put some silicone around the top of the vinyl tubing?
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Sure, shouldn't hurt.
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Old 04-16-2004, 11:09 PM   #5
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Thanks so much!!!
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Old 04-17-2004, 11:18 PM   #6
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Try an additional hose clamp around the fitting. This should tighten the connection and sqeeze the tube completely to the fitting. Good Luck!
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