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Old 06-21-2015, 01:25 PM   #16
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Simple enough fix---cut the ground pipe---add a bell reducer to catch the water--

I'm near a river and have three sump pits and 5 pumps---and three underground pipes.

I wish that I did not need to know this stuff---the river is near flood stage and the pumps are working hard today.
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Old 06-21-2015, 01:37 PM   #17
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Im not sure though if the popup thing would work then... Maybe ill have to try it and see.
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Old 06-21-2015, 05:28 PM   #18
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I live in Cleveland your tropical in temps compared to us... Unless your house is built on a natural spring you shouldn't get water until snow thaws. The problem that may occur is if your not below the frost line in your area it may freeze solid and block discharge as the snow melts off. You might want to add a wye run the branch to ground with a turn out 90 install a clean out plug. That way if it happens remove the plug it has another way to go. Keep a bit of pipe to run it off the house.

Or do what O mike says its even better.
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Old 06-23-2015, 09:39 PM   #19
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Gurgling is just the water below the check valve emptying out.
And yes, water going through your weep hole can make a mess. But sumps often have covers.
Did your instructions call for a weep hole? Not all need them.

And yes, your pump can easily run in the winter. It is much warmer a few feet down. Besides; if the water in the pipe has no where to go, it will just freeze.

I think you are very lucky you asked about the gurgling.

After getting 5' of water in my basement after an ice storm, I stick to houses with gravity drains.
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You might install an ice protector on your exterior discharge PVC pipe. It is fenestrated inverted pvc, disallowing ice formation backup in your interior pipe. Here's an example:

Agree the gurgling is the water below check valve. If you find your sump pump bangs shut when the check valve closes, install a soft close (silencer) type check valve. It can make life a lot quieter.
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I will add one.

I have noticed that even though it drains down hill once it leaves the pipe, the ground stays soggy. Can I dig dirt up and add a bunch of gravel below ground and refill with the dirt to help the water not keep the area soggy?
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Hi cincinnati guy! Yes, if you're referring to the termination point of the sump on your property, it can be wet. A pop up helps by intermittently opening to allow water out, so in a way it's a timed release of the water.

Can you direct this water egress further out to a garden area? Gravel may help to diffuse the water too. I used river rock on top of dirt for both function and decoration. GL.
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I've never seen any of our sumps use weeping holes. What's the point of them? (i work on sumps from 1HP to over 10HP, and yeah they are loud when they close) They also are piped directly into the storm/sanitary sewer system. I know residential stuff wouldn't. (Even then, we had a few that froze. What a mess to fix)

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Hi cincinnati guy! Yes, if you're referring to the termination point of the sump on your property, it can be wet. A pop up helps by intermittently opening to allow water out, so in a way it's a timed release of the water.

Can you direct this water egress further out to a garden area? Gravel may help to diffuse the water too. I used river rock on top of dirt for both function and decoration. GL.


I have already installed one of those pop ups. What I am saying even using the pop up the ground stays a little soggy. Can I put some gravel underground and have a few inches of dirt on top for grass? Would that help the water not stay in the dirt so long?
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I have a french drain on the side of my house. Basically a ditch sloped down hill and filled with gravel.
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Ive given it a few months and it is still making the gurgling sound. Ive came to the conclusion it is not getting past the check valve. When all water is done draining it makes the noise like 2-3 minutes after. It seems to me it is from air bubbles on the top end of the sump discharge, between where it exits to the exterior of the house and the check valve. What could be causing this? Maybe a negative slop to the pipe and air bubbles in the pipe?

We have had quite a bit of cold weather a few days -5-15 Degree F below zero and have had no issue with the discharge freezing with my setup.
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