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Old 10-12-2011, 07:25 PM   #1
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I just installed a trench drain in my backyard which is connected to a solid 4 inch PVC pipe which I am running underground to the front of my house so the water will get out to the street. Should I install a screen at the end of the 4 inch pipe where it is sticking out of the ground? The only reason I ask is if I don't won't critters possibly live in the trench drain system in the summer time? Any help would be much appreciated.

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If you're worried about animals getting in there then install an swing or spring check valve. It allows flow in only one direction, and closes if there's no flow.

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I can' seem to find a swing or spring check valve when I look on google. I'm looking for one that would attach to a 4 inch PVC pipe. Anyone else have any ideas or can someone provide a link to one that they think would work?
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I can' seem to find a swing or spring check valve when I look on google. I'm looking for one that would attach to a 4 inch PVC pipe. Anyone else have any ideas or can someone provide a link to one that they think would work?
Really? I did within the first few suggestions. Anyways go down to your local plumbing supply house, not big box, and they'll have what you need.
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I can' seem to find a swing or spring check valve when I look on google. I'm looking for one that would attach to a 4 inch PVC pipe. Anyone else have any ideas or can someone provide a link to one that they think would work?
google backwater valve.
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