I am installing a sump pump where there was no sump pump before. I am wondering if I can tie in the output into my output line for the water softener?
First of all the sump pump output is 1 1/4'' and the softener output line is 1/2, is this going to overload that line if I reduce it from 1.25 to .5''?
Secondly, Im assuming ill need a check valve for the water softener sicne I wont want the sump pushing water back into the softener, but my sump pump check valve needs a hole below the check valve in the pipe, which means a little water will leak back into the sump, no big deal. BUT do I need to do this for the check valve on the softener line? Because this would leak back into my basement.