So, the float is fine now but I am still having a problem with leaks from the PVC connected directly to the pump. I'm thinking I may need to have some sort of different transition piece. I just don't know what size outlet is on the pump though. I don't know if they just didn't use enough teflon tape (if any) or if it was cross-threaded or if vibrations or heat made it come loose... But I don't think I could thread it back on without having to cut it again. I almost wonder if I should try to get the straight thin PVC compression fittings like the ones used for the drain/trap arm for a kitchen sink. That way I could just screw and unscrew it if there were problems. Or would that not work? Any other suggestions of what I could use to bridge the pump to PVC that would be less likely to leak?