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Old 02-24-2006, 02:48 PM   #1
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Return Pump - Hard Plumbing issue

I have attached a pic of how my return pump is hard plumbed now. I didnt think ahead to leave myself enough room when I built my sump and now I am going to just have to cut the PVC pipe and revamp it. My question is this. Why not cut the pipe where I have the red line, and insert a peice of flex hose and connect it with 2 clamps on each end of the PVC? This would allow me more flexibility and with 2 strong clamps I dont think it would run the risk of leaking? Any other suggestions?
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Old 02-24-2006, 03:05 PM   #2
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that's how mine is....I used flexible hose on my hang on overflow, too....with clamps, just like you said--works great.

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Old 02-24-2006, 03:59 PM   #3
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I'm using a union with a ball valve in line above it. That way you can close the valve, unscrew the union and pull the return pump for maintenance.
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I used the barb/threaded ends when I went from PVC to flex. Do not have to worry about it leaking that way.
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