Asked by: Hend Pfestorf
asked in category: General Last Updated: 22nd January, 2020

How do you pipe a sump pump discharge pipe?

Secure a short section of PVC pipe to the discharge port of the sump pump. This piece of pipe should extend up and out of the sump pit. On the upper end of this install a check valve. Use PVC cement to secure the valve in place with a watertight seal.

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Subsequently, one may also ask, how do you install a discharge pipe in a sump pump?

  1. Attach a length of PVC pipe to the discharge on the sump pump.
  2. Drill a 1/4-inch hole in the PVC pipe about six inches above the sump pump discharge to serve as a weep hole.
  3. Install a vertical check valve in the discharge line above the weep hole, using a hacksaw to cut into the pipe.

Subsequently, question is, how do you bury a sump pump discharge line? The sump pump discharge line should be either buried in the yard or extended out above-grade at a downward slope. If the pipe is buried, it should be buried at least 12 centimetres below the frost line (the maximum depth of ground below which the soil doesn't freeze).

In this regard, how deep should a sump pump discharge line be?

Dig a trench for the sump pump drain line that is at least 2 feet wide and the depth of the frost line in your area, plus an additional 2 feet. For example, if the frost line in your area is 12 inches, dig the trench 3 feet deep.

How long can a sump pump discharge pipe be?

Using a properly sized pipe for discharge will ensure that the sump pump will perform as the manufacturer intended. Installing discharge pipe of a larger size is not a huge problem and is in fact recommended for longer runs of pipe, typically 20 feet or more.

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