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Old 01-16-2015, 08:48 PM   #31
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The return line that goes into the display....if you drill a hole in that just below the water line, when the power goes out, as the water level drops in the display, that hole will be exposed in a short time, and then it will suck air from that hole and break the back siphon. Otherwise, your corroded rubber seal inside the check valve will just let the water pass on by.
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Wouldn't the water come out. Still confused. This whole plumbing thing is new to me. Appreciate the patience
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Yes it would come out, but it's under the water line so it won't cause you any trouble. Above the water line and it will shoot water out of it and make a mess.
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Old 01-18-2015, 09:07 PM   #34
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Wouldn't the water come out. Still confused. This whole plumbing thing is new to me. Appreciate the patience

That's why I used 3/4" braided tubing for the return with an adjustable pump (eliminates the need for a ball or gate valve for control) and Eshoppes 1" flex tubing for the drain line. Didn't want to create a complicated mess...
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Old 01-22-2015, 07:26 PM   #35
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Any recommendations on how to improve my intake plumbing? There's a missing pipe from the 45 degree on the emergency but I'm just going to have a pipe go out and if it's ever utilized it will splash in there. As for the primary I don't have the part of the pipe that will be a inch or so under the water because I'm waiting to have the sump filled before I cut that piece

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I have no idea what you are asking. Everything looks fine to me except for the missing pipes.
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I guess just if there's anything I could do to make maintenance easier. I guess it is pretty straight forward. One thing I'm curious about is if there's a certain way I should have the unions?
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If I have them one way the part you turn staying on the pipe and the other it would come off if that makes sense
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Either way is fine. As long as you can take the plumbing apart, it's working.
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