Best way to configure for pond

ArTurf

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Is there a better way to plumb pump pulling from a pond . Top plug froze up for priming so have to re do. What is a way to prevent rust from locking up threads? Can't post a pic from phone but a tee is in output side of pump and plug is threaded into one side of tee
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ArTurf

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Ark
Here's a pic


On the anti seize, I'll try that if no one has a better idea. I don't work with many pump systems for what it's worth.
 

RAlmaroad

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SC
Since you're not dealing with a lot of pressure, switch to PVC. There are all kinds of fitting to help you. My well pump is PVC all the way. Pipe dope between Metal and PVC not teflon tape.
 
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ArTurf

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Since you're not dealing with a lot of pressure, switch to PVC. There are all kinds of fitting to help you. My well pump is PVC all the way. Pipe dope between Metal and PVC not teflon tape.

Yes, thinking all PVC. Thanks for confirming.
 

Wet_Boots

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metro NYC
Yes, thinking all PVC. Thanks for confirming.
If it's a priming port on the pump itself, apart from the outlet port, then you do splurge on the brass plug, or accept leakage from a PVC plug after expansion/contraction cycles. Further removed from the pump, and whatever heat it adds, you can be fine with PVC.

Is that ordinary steel fittings and pipe? They make galvanized for a reason.
 

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