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Old 05-28-2011, 03:49 PM   #11
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geeze thats alot of damage just on the tank alone. how much damage was there in the flood?
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Old 05-28-2011, 03:49 PM   #12
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ugh, I don't have check valves on mine, but my return is at the top, and I leave enough room in the sump for siphoning. Not much though, yesterday it was 1/2 - 3/4" from the top of my sump. No other choice for you since they're at the bottom. Do check valves add to the pump head loss?
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Old 05-28-2011, 04:10 PM   #13
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Not much damage to the house cuz I have tile floors and I would think it would add head pressher to the pump
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Old 05-28-2011, 05:58 PM   #14
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theres no doubt you'd get more head pressure from a check valve. remember they work under the concept of whe nthere is back pressure a valve (usually a ball bearing type device) falls back against an o ring closing off the flow where as going the otehr way it pushes it open still leavign the ball in the way just openning enough to have flow.

rob, check your sub floor, the grout inbetween the tiles is still porus and water can leak through and drip into your basement.
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Yeah but I dont have a basement home so no worrys there lol
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Old 05-28-2011, 06:33 PM   #16
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lol oh so its on a concret slab, then no worries
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Thats terrible... good lucking dealing with the jerks at the power company.
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Check your home owners insurance just in case they might cover it.
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Yeah they r jurks and I nevee put it on my inshurance so idk if it will cover it
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Also, for the future, I would investigate how you can re-do your setup to have a proper overflow with a cut off at the top so this doesn't happen again.
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