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Old 02-28-2010, 08:42 AM   #16
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Nothing like a friendly conversation. Regarding some of the earlier comments...

Yes, I am on city water and I do already have a water backup pump but it does not have enough capacity to keep up with the volume of water that we get.

The water that is pumped out is already connected to the town drainage system so I don't have an issue with pumping it back into the yard.

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Old 02-28-2010, 10:03 AM   #17
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Do not suggest illegal means of connecting sump pumps
This is a HUGE problem in my area that they have been fighting for decades

Overloading the Sewer system means that in heavy rains the system can't handle the flow & RAW sewage is pumped out to sea (here)
It's a ~ $1,000 fine around here, + $50 per day until corrected
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Good morning. I'd like to resurrect this old thread for a related question.

I want to do the same thing the OP was asking about. My question is about the check valves. Currently, I have one submersible pump. Above my well, just before the elbow to take the water horizontal, there is a check valve. When I put my second pump into the well, I assume I still want a check valve on each line before the main line out of the basement to keep from forcing water at one of the pumps. Do I need to remove the current check valve that is above the well? Is there a problem with having all three valves installed? It would be one right after each pump and the one above the well to keep water from running back down the pipe.

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no need for three check valves---one on each pump is correct-----

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