Sump pump output


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Old 04-22-17, 10:54 AM
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Sump pump output

I have a newly installed sump pump an after heavy rains I'm seeing water coming out of both the exit pipe and the vent pipe.Is there a issue with the drainage or is it supposed to be doing this when full.
 
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Old 04-22-17, 12:04 PM
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I'm not quite following you.
Most sump pumps just have an 1-1/4" or 1-1/2" drain line and no vent.

Could this be an ejection pit for sewage for a downstairs bathroom ?
 
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Old 04-22-17, 01:05 PM
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This is air vent..it has a pop up drain 4ft away
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Old 04-22-17, 01:10 PM
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.it has a pop up drain 4ft away...Idont think it is to come out of both pipes at same timeName:  20170422_094955.jpg
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Old 04-22-17, 01:16 PM
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Interesting setup. A first for me.

I'm guessing you are in an area where that setup won't freeze.
The discharge is usaally kept below the frost line.

Normally the water is discharged further from the house so that it doesn't soak back in and re-enter the house.
 
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Old 04-22-17, 01:29 PM
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Looks like some freeze relief vent ..But should water be coming out ,the rain is getting heavy so I'm not sure if it's overloaded an coming out both pipes or what?
Hope to figure out why it's coming out of vent too.
 
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Old 04-22-17, 01:34 PM
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There is probably too much water coming out for that type popup valve.
As the pressure builds it comes out of the vent.
 
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I removed top on pop up..but I think it's coming in faster than pumping out .
 
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Old 04-22-17, 03:19 PM
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I'm not really sure why a vent was installed. It doesn't really accomplish anything outside. The pipe forms its own trap that won't empty by itself. There should be a check valve inside the house. It would have been better using two of the pop up things.

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That freeze vent tube may be ther for if drain freezes.
The pump is below ground level an it may be that the 90 degree turns are restricting flow out speed an it goes out other tube also.It has slowed down on pumping finally..
Whats best way to redo the drain exit pipe so exit is smoother even though pump is 3ft below ground beside concrete foundation.
 
 

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