Sump pump air lock vent hole spray

sailApril 12, 2012

Hi All,

I have a sump pump air lock vent hole that sprays and coats the inside of the crock with minerals. This poses a problem for things like my battery back up sump since it gets caked with a lime-like deposit and jams.

Is this hole supposed to do this? Is there a way I can direct the spray? (attach a tube etc.)

TIA,

Sail

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brickeyee

"Is this hole supposed to do this? Is there a way I can direct the spray?"

There is no effective way to stop the hole from spraying while the pump is operating.

You could deflect the spray or direct it with a piece of tubing.

The problem that can occur is with debris clogging the tube.

    Bookmark   April 12, 2012 at 10:52AM
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daveho

What size is your pit? Can you adjust the float such that the pump shuts off before the hole is exposed?

    Bookmark   April 12, 2012 at 11:58AM
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sail

I am not sure how big the pit / crock is. I have tried adjusting the float but the pump cycles more often. I might try cleaning off the PVC and using PVC glue to install a piece of PVC angled down to redirect the spray. Seems easy enough.

Is the principle based on the hole being above water with air access?

    Bookmark   April 12, 2012 at 1:51PM
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