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Old 01-17-2003, 01:58 AM   #11
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i know, but i can't find a pvc anywhere. no one has a pvc checkvalve.if you can point me with a address i would buy it. been using this one since sept 2002.
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If that is your only option then remove it and go without. If you keep the level low enough in your sump it won't overflow during a power outage. Hayward makes a pvc ball check valve. The problem with check valves in a marine tank is they get crusty and then don't seal. IMO they are a constant source of maintenance. I suggest doing without.

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Old 01-17-2003, 12:52 PM   #13
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when you say keep the water level low enough in the sump, are we talking a float switch that will turn off the pump? without it it will burn out.
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What I mean is, maintain the level in your sump such that during a power outage the backflow from your tank will not overflow your sump. In most cases 3-5 gallons of unused sump capacity should do it.
Check as follows:
Remove the check valve.
Run as normal until system has reached equilibrium.
Shut off all pumps (simulate power outage)
Insure your sump doesn't overflow.
If overflow is imminent, turn pumps back on and reduce the level in your sump by manual removal of water.
Repeat.
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