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    DIY Junior Member johngandersonjr's Avatar
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    Hello,

    I have recently added a second sump pit and pump at my house. My house is basically a rectangle. one pit is on one end and one is on the other. I live in the city and by code I have to discharge my pump either on my lawn or in the catch basin at the corner of my lot, by the curb, underground. I have a 1/3 hp submersible pump. can I have the pipe going up about 7 feet, then traveling about 60 feet to the other side of the house, the go up about 8 inches, change direction then go about another 12 feet to get out of the house? The end result is that I want both pits to empty in the same "New" place. My old pit goes to the curb and that is now illegal.

    The reason it has to go up 8 inches is cause of my furnace duct work.
    I know it is long and I am new at this so please bear with me!
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    Is there a question in your OP or are you just sharing? How is it working for you? Is there an air gap somewhere outside or closed all the way to the new place? How much pipe outside the house?

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    I guess i did not ask a question. currently there is an issues that the water from the far pit does not come out at the street, so there must be something wrong. what i would like to do is, where the two lines connect is to go up to the rafters then go horizontally out the other side of the house. I do not have any lines outside as of now, except for the existing lind that goes through the cinder block wall to the curb

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    If you are not getting any discharge from that particular pump, there may be something wrong with the pumpr or there could be a clogged line etc.. If the two lines are connected together, you may have the potential of one pump pumping back to the other pit and vise versa, unless you have installed check valves.

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