I am replacing my submersible pump and the top of the pump is
connected to a black flexible pipe with a brass adapter. The adapter
uses a threaded connection to connect to the pump and male connection
is made to the inside of the black flexible pipe. Two ring clamps
secure the black pipe to the brass adapter.
My question is, do I need to reapply Pro-Dope to the brass fitting on
the black flexible pipe side? I loosened the 2 ring clamps to help
getting the old pump detached and the brass adapter turned freely in
the black flexible pipe, so I'm worrind that simply tightening the
rings might not be enough of a seal. Also, I can't seem to pull the
adapter out of the black pipe no matter how hard I pull. Is there a
trick to pulling it out? Or, do i need to cut it out?
Thanks for any help!
You don't use dope on the plastic pipe. Cut the plastic pipe off of the
brass fitting. To reinstall the plastic pipe onto the fitting, heat it up
with a propane torch until it's pliable, then force it over the fitting and
re clamp it.
Forgot to add: Use care warming the pipe. Very easy to get it too
hot and ruin that section. Best to get a couple short sections and
do a bit of practice first.
A hot air gun is great for doing this.
Ive heard of people dipping a towel in boiling water and then wrapping it
aroung the pipe, never tried it.