How to stop a leak of pvc pipe threaded to plastic


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Old 04-15-17, 05:22 PM
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How to stop a leak of pvc pipe threaded to plastic

I threaded some pvc pipe onto a plastic piece. It's an adapter to use a saltwater system for my pool. I used oatey great white and pliers to tighten as much as I can. I can't loosen it to try again. Any product or idea that I can use so that drip stops. I could undo the pool hoses to stop the flow of water if a product requires setting. No idea why there is a picture of my attic. Also not sure why the picture is rotated a bit but you can see the drip ThanksName:  IMG_0056.jpg
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Old 04-15-17, 05:56 PM
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Your pictures do not show the leak.
I can not think of a single reason to use "plyers" on a pipe fitting.
 
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Old 04-15-17, 06:10 PM
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The picture needs to be rotated but if you look dead center you can see a drop of water. ignore the attic pic haha. Is there something to spray or put on the leak to stop it?
 
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Is the clear pipe and the pvc fitting the same size and thread pitch?
 
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No idea why there is a picture of my attic.
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Old 04-16-17, 04:31 AM
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Unfortunately there isn't anything you can do from the outside, the joint needs to come apart and resealed.

Looks like sufficient sealant was used but might have been a distortion in the pipe thread.

I'd try teflon tape and sealant.
 
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I can not think of a single reason to use "plyers" on a pipe fitting.
The OP used pliers, which are very frequently used in the plumbing trade.
 
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Old 04-16-17, 01:26 PM
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A water pump pliers is very common among plumbing tools but not your standard slip joint. But then again one uses what's within arms reach.
 
 

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