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Old 03-23-2015, 10:14 PM   #1
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Help with overflow being air locked!!!

My overflow pipe that comes thru the bottom of the tank is stubbed down about 4 inches. Attached to that is a drain hose that is too long. It is attached to a pvc t that is only about 4 inches away but the hose is about 2 feet long. The t has 2 drains that drain into 2 socks. The drain hose that is a little Long has a u shape just a bit. For some reason here lately if I cut power to tank and then turn it back on the tank tries to overflow. If I disconnect the drain and just lay it in the sump water begins to return. But if I plug it up to t that goes to socks it seems to get air locked. Which means if I lose power now and it returns tank will overflow. T is wide open and not plugged. Seems to defy gravity. I'm confused!!!


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Old 03-23-2015, 10:28 PM   #2
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And the drain hose appears to have a special end on it so I can't just cut it shorter. The way it needs to lay is not always downhill. But I thought the head water from tank would push it thru. It always has. Just trouble recently


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Old 03-26-2015, 08:47 PM   #3
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Sounds like an Eshoppes flex hose drain line. You can try to buy a shorter one... I think they go as short at 2 feet.
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A radiator hose fits perfectly on a 1 inch pvc pipe. Local hardware store had all kinds of pre curved hose! Works great!


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