<< So my problem may be remedied by applying "pipe dope" to the fittings? >>
Highly likely. Try it first, then go for something meaner if it doesn't quite
<< Is that something I can pick up at a Home Depot or similar store? >>
Widely available at all the box stores, hardware stores, etc.
<< I'm not familiar with Permatext. It's an auto-parts product that would work
to seal the threaded PVC valve assemblies? Would I ask the auto-parts dealer
for Permatext? >>
The product is Permatex (my misspelling) and is a brand that includes many
kinds of gasket compounds and sealants. You can find them at NAPA, Pep Boys,
Autozone, etc. These sealants come in hardening (permanent) and non-hardening
Thanks for the advice, Joe. I really do appreciate it.
One more question... the valve in question feeds a drip line
irrigation system that waters a vegetable garden. Do you think the
pipe dope would be dangerous, contaminating the vegetables?