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Good afternoon, welcome to the Technical section in JustAnswer; my name is ***** ***** I will help you today.Please attach a photo showing the parts that you're trying to connect.Also, what are you trying to seal in? What pressure is it going to have to withstand?_____If you receive a phone call offer, please ignore it - these are system generated and outside my control. My understanding is that you won't be charged if there's no phone call.
Two questions:1. What's the difference between a "seal" and a "drip-free seal"?2. What will be the maximum working pressure inside this hose?
It can't possibly be 3.5 kPa.Is this pipe going to contain water that's under pump pressure?____Whilst I'm interested in the above question, partly it's academic because you're really fighting a losing battle trying to effect a seal using the equipment in your photos. The grey adapter in your second photo is designed to be inserted into smooth-walled pipe, and the white corrugated hose is unlikely to seal on anything except a plain spigot.I'd like to help, but I need to know what you're trying to connect to what. What is the 38mm pipe that you're referred to, and what is the 40mm pipe connected to?
Yes I understand the question, and that latest photo is very useful, but bear in mind that I might have other solutions to offer if I can see more of what you have to work with. For example, how does the 40mm pipe connect to the pool outlet?Is 40mm the internal or the external diameter of the white flexible hose?
You're focusing too much on the concept of a connector between the two pipes. There might be other solutions.
I do plumbing professionally, yes.I'm trying to look at the big picture, because at the outset you said that you "at this stage will do anything to complete this "simple" job". However, I don't know lots of things, viz:1. The type of 50mm connection you have at the outlet of the heat pump;2. The type of 38mm connection you have at the pool inlet;3. The pressure and temperature that the interconnecting pipe/hose has to withstand.4. The horizontal distance and any height difference between pump and pool.If you can tell me those things, or at least move me toward knowing them, I can give you a solution that is not a horrible kludge using an adapter that doesn't suit what you've currently got.
You've given almost no information, and if you were a plumber or a pool specialist then you would know that there are countless different types of fittings and sizes, and that not all sizes are measured to the same tolerance by all manufacturers. If I were there then I would have fixed it by now, however you are my eyes and ears and hands, so withholding the answers to my questions seems like a strange approach. But it's your pool, and it's your right to be secretive.Regarding the phone call, please read my very first post to you, which said "If you receive a phone call offer, please ignore it - these are system generated and outside my control."
Please provide the following information:1. The type of 50mm connection you have at the outlet of the heat pump;2. The type of 38mm connection you have at the pool inlet;3. The pressure and temperature that the interconnecting pipe/hose has to withstand.4. The horizontal distance and any height difference between pump and pool.There's no such thing as "standard", so if you can't describe the type of connection then please attach photos.
I've just seen your post timed at 10:42 that says "If you give me the solution and it works I will give you £20". That's shabby, when all I had asked for was information. If I'd seen before that I would have opted out straight away. I will opt out now and let another expert help.