Sump pump check valve

johnc777May 21, 2013

Twice now I've been involved with two situations where one of the rubber fittings on the check valve let go and resulted in basement flood. In one case, the flooding was catastrophic.

Does it make sense to replace check valves with ones that are glued in?

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randy427

Are you talking about Fernco type connections? They shouldn't pop off easily.
Can you post a pic?

    Bookmark   May 23, 2013 at 9:24PM
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johnc777

Yes, a Fernco type fitting, although I don't know it was actually that brand. Typical sump pump check valve that could be purchased almost anywhere. 1 1/2" PVC pipe. Correct fitting for the pipe size.

Post event, it seemed to me that the fitting was a bit "old" and not as pliable as a new one.

Sorry, no pictures.

    Bookmark   May 24, 2013 at 12:28AM
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