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Old 04-23-2011, 08:02 PM   #1
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Hi, I just purchased a house and am wondering about the sump pump hose coming from the side of my house. The outlet is about half a foot from ground level,the hose is 2" in diameter and extends about 20 feet to the back lane. But I've been noticing that a lot of water has been sitting in the hose would this be a grading issue, or possible air pocket? Any help would be appreciated as i would rather not pay for a plumber or something like that.

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Old 04-23-2011, 08:08 PM   #2
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A hose attached to the sump pump discharge is a no no around here--they freeze and plug up.

The best permanent fix is to bury a 4" PVC pipe under the ground---The 2" sump discharge should 'free fall' into the larger pipe. (Much like a faucet running into a sink.)

This way if the ground pipe ever get plugged up the sump will overflow harmlessly onto the ground.
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What if i re plumbed it so it came out the back of the house to the parking pad (which is graded towards the back lane). Would that be ok? and then just patch up the hole on the outside of the house.
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If it will drain from the new location---sure --I changed the location of my discharge pipes---

Sure made the system work better for my house.---Mike---
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is the hose the straight pipe? if not, its going to sit in the pipe unless its perforated. Had this situation at our last house, pipe always in the way when mowing or just walking around the yard. I'd think it makes a difference on your location, freezing temps or not. My pump very seldom came on in the winter, sourse of water was from ground, which was frozen in the winter, hense no water then. So many factors come into play, you could put in a drywell, but you need to know how much water it needs to handle and what type soil you have. Maybe best to give yourself time to see how it acts over time, you can't be sure present set-up worked or not for the previous owner, good luck,
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