Weeping hole location with threaded-in check valve?


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Old 12-05-13, 12:32 PM
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Question Weeping hole location with threaded-in check valve?

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I am assembling system similar to the shown on the picture

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I went with non automatic sump pump and separate solid state leverguard switch.

The question is where should I drill the weeping hole to avoid an airlock in the primary pump? Typically it is recomended between pump discharge port and check-valve. I don't really have a room there for the hole, unless I will try to drill the valve below the flapper. Any ideas?
 
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What brand pump are you using as the main? Liberty?
 
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I think the weep hole is built into the body on the liberty pumps... Or with the check valve being pre installed it may have one or its not needed being so low on the pump.....
 
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Yes I am using Liberty 250

Liberty Pumps 250 - 250 - 1/3 HP Cast Iron Submersible Sump Pump (Non-Automatic)

The check valve is not pre installed. I am basically building the system from scratch trying to copy their existing product.

The existing product comes with 257 pump, but I didn't want mechanical switch and wanted to get some plumbing expirience
 
 

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