Originally Posted by Dmann
I just meant put a ball valve on the return line a couple feet from the pump. And slow the rerun flow down. But like I said if you slow it down too much it will shorten the life of your pump. Puts more stress on the motor.
You want your pump completely underwater. From the pics it looks like it drawing air because the top is exposed.
This is true thanks i will do this! Im glad you noticed because thats exactly what is happening. A few observations that i noticed and not quite sure why. Maybe they ring a bell to you or anyone else. When i turn off my system i am left with roughly 4 inches of room in my sump. When i turn it back on with my pump submerged from all the water, it sounds and works great! So i know that the pump needs to be submerged. When the flow goes back to normal it begins to gasp because of the lack of water. I have added water to the return compartment of the sump and my dump area of the overlfow rises. I give it time and it settles a bit but pretty much the dump is to the tippy top. To me... It seems like the water is not draining quick enough? But then again it seems like its returning to quickly? Fun fun fun lol
Hence the ball valve. Btw should i add enough water so that when i turn off my system i fill my sump to about and inch from the top? Thanks!