Hi All, I'm having a heck of a time with my new well pump. The old pump split out at the pump bearings. It was installed in '84, and rebuilt in '98. We bought the place in '01. I went to Sears and got a new pump, exactly the same as the old except a 1 hp instead of a 3/4 hp. With all the discounts, horsetrading, etc. I paid $214.00. I thought I got a good deal... But...... I have two problems that are driving me nuts. 1. The smaller well hose fitting just will not stop dripping at the pump housing thread. The pump housing is a very hard black plastic. I've seen it before..it's tough stuff. I went to Home Depot and got new fittings and Teflon tape. The fittings were gray plastic, threaded on one end to go into the pump and the other end "barbed" to fit into a hose, then tighted by a hose clamp. I've wrapped two different threaded 1 1/4 fittings with Teflon. The first fitting I wrapped with one layer of tape, the second fitting I wrapped with 3-4 layers of Teflon. I cinched them up to what I though snug, but not super tight. I'm afraid I'll strip the threads. At 40# they just start leaking and at shut offf of 60#, both still dripped about a drop a second...What's going on? The other grey fittings don't leak. Should I try a different plastic fitting, or even copper...or did I get a bad female thread in the pump housing? Your thoughts would be appreciated. 2. I have a lot of dripping condensation on the copper piping from the pump to about 30 feet away. The pipes are 1/2". The cellar is a dirt floor, 5' in height, and granite foundation. The water is cold!!! Do you think I should insulate the pipes to stop the condensation? Again, thanks one and all...you guys always have great advice!!! He who is little and swims against the tide.