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Old 07-14-2013, 08:26 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by djlandkpl
Might be a pain due to the distance for wiring, but what if you went with the drywell route with a sump pit on top. Stick a pump in this area to handle the overflow when the drywell can't keep up.
I'm not sure what you mean by wiring. The check valve would be a rubber valve connecting to runs of 1 1/2 in. PVC discharge line. I just don't want to create another issue since I don't know if this is possible. I'd spend $10 on a check valve if I know something is going to be damaged by my attempt.


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Old 07-14-2013, 09:20 AM   #17
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Sorry if I wasn't clear.

I'm suggesting moving the water in two stages.
1) Basement to a new drywell.
2) If drywell fills up, a new pump within the drywell pumps the water through the incorrectly sloped pipingn.

From what I have read, 2 check valves can cause an air lock to form between the two valves. The lock would stop the water flow when the pump was working.


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