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Old 02-06-2003, 06:12 PM   #11
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Ok, I managed to get all the fittings except 1....it was the incorrect size. We went ahead and put it all together, the one fitting needed was from the bushing to the water pump, so needless to say, we don't know if it all works. I went ahead and used the flex tube for now. Will probably change it at some later date to pvc. I was a little nervous about not being able to shift the sump if I needed to ...silly reason, but such as it is. My big concern now is because i have no experience with sumps, I am not sure if the lines will work. The lines from the overflow INTO the sump, have dips in them and rises to the sump bushings. Does the water flow hard enough to overcome this type of thing? I could not come up with a way to shorten the flex hose.
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If you do use clamps stainless steel are available most anywhere including HD use them the won't rust.
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The lines from the overflow INTO the sump, have dips in them and rises to the sump bushings.
Another reason to use pvc. Cut the flex pipes to a length that would eliminate the trap. The end of the pipe should be under water to reduce noise. If you hard pipe to the sump, make the pipe so it enters at a point away from the wall of the sump so it can be adjusted and moved slightly if needed. If the sump needs to removed, you can remove the pvc via the unions you installed.
I mentioned schedule 40 not for the pressure rating but for it's availability. It is the most common form of pvc pipe. Most of the fittings you find are schedule 40. If 20 is available, it is cheaper so I would use it.

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the clamps are the plastic type that seem to come with everything nowadays.
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the clamps are the plastic type that seem to come with everything nowadays.

Buy yourself some insurance and go get the stainless steel ones from HD.
A bag of 10 is like $4.99
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