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Old 02-23-2018, 10:34 AM   #31
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do you have a relief hole inside sump piping?
Yep, there's a 1/8" hole in the pipe before the check valve, angled 45 degrees down toward the sump.

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definately limits your water removal capabilities entering sump
Willing to risk this - the runoff build up is fairly slow. Since it can currently empty the sump in a matter of seconds, I'm ok with it running for a few minutes, ten times per year (that's my conservative estimate on the flooding frequency - so far it only occurs in the relatively infrequent event of heavy rain after heavy snow).

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if end outside freezes shut
I'm really up **** creek without a paddle if the end freezes up before a flooding event. Hopefully though those two events are mutually exclusive - it has only flooded during non-freezing temps.
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they make these cheap enough leak monitors; just saying

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Sump pump is pumping runoff when the basement leaks after heavy rain and snow melt. It's not going to septic, it's going out a new line I plumbed. Along this line I decided to create some T's and connect some other appliances that need gravity drainage. I also have an ejector pump for a laundry tub and washer which goes to septic, but it's not well positioned to have many appliances drain into it, not to mention it is too high for some of the gravity fed drains. I'm only using this new discharge line for runoff or clean water (condensate).
Can you run your clear water condensate to the sump itself? Then just plug your tie ins.
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Here it is - the Millennium Falcon of flow control.
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With the smaller pipe you have already restricted flow.
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With the smaller pipe you have already restricted flow.
Yep, the valve is now for "extreme throttling mode". This setup with a cleanout was $1 cheaper than a 1 1/2" ball valve
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