I have a 2-1/2" PVC threaded male going into an in ground pool pump. This
was leaking, so I pulled out the old piece, cleaned the threads, Teflon
taped up a new piece and threaded it in. Damn if it doesn't still leak
(though, not as bad). As a non-plumber I can sure appreciate the skill
even these simple jobs can take. Anyway, the leak is very minor, about a
drip every 5 seconds.
My question is, what kinds of silicon or sealant can I purchase to put
around the area to seal this leak? I don't want to have to replace these
pieces again to try to fix the leak a 2nd time. Is there silicon I can buy
that would be able to fix this? Something designed for stopping these
types of leaks? I have tried a couple silicones on it from Home Depot, but
they don't do anything but make a mess.