Originally Posted by Regan_tyler
Okay so I put straight nylon tuning with a ball valve completely open for my intake and My return just has a ball valve with will be changed to a PVC
gate valve and ill put a check valve up towards the top now the pump I have is pretty powerful and I'd say it restrict's quite a bit could that mess up the pump or cause more trouble down the line?
You don't need a gate valve,..the PVC
ball valve will work as good and will be easier to adjust,...glad your pump will work,...using this setup it'll be much easier for you to adjust the return flow via that ball valve and equal out that sump level...... Throttling down the flow a little wont hurt a thing pump wise..( as long as the pump isn't too big for your application) .I bet 99% of sump users have a pump throttled down ...okay on your return .... You should have a pump ,.a PVC
ball valve that comes out of it and either tubing or PVC
attached to the valve going back up to the tank.
So basically let's say your tank drains into the sump at 200 gallons an hour ,..... Your return motor returns water back to the tank at say 300 gallons per hour,...so by using the ball valve that is attached to the motors outflow outlet ,you can then throttled the ball valve down to where both the intake and outflow are equal,...it may take a little trial and error but you'll get there soon enough.