I have an inground swimming pool that is plumbed entirely with schedule 40 PVC (think above-gound and under-ground through concrete).
I installed a new 1.5 hp pool pump and the threads on the exiting 2′ male PVC connecter have failed twice. Being a novice I assume the threads are failing because the water pressure is greater than what the threads were made for.
I would like to use a 2″ Male copper connecter and attach it to the existing schedule 40 PVC. What is the preferred method to do so?
Threaded adapters are for adapting un-threaded pipe to a threaded connection of the same material. Like a PVC pipe into a PVC filter housing that has threaded connections. To connect metal pipe to plastic pipe you need to use a special fitting designed for the job that can handle the different expansion rates and maintain a seal. _________ DUNBAR2011-11-30 16:33:27