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    Default Byron

    The ground water that comes into my sump pump pit has a lot of iron in it. Over a period of six months to a year the 1.5 inch evacuation line builds up enough iron to close the line down to about a half in diameter. I have to take the whole system apart and clean out the line twice a year and replace the pump about every other year. Is there a cure for this problem. I have lived in the house 23 years and it drives me crazy. Thank you very much.
    Last edited by Byron Crumley; 12-18-2012 at 06:46 PM.

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    Default Re: Byron

    A filter at the point of entry?

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    Default Re: Byron

    The iron is not in a solid form coming in. It is dissolved in the water.

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    Default Re: Byron

    That iron is not totally dissolved in the water a filter will help.

    I am no expert on the subject but I do remember reading, hearing something about a magnetic filtration system for high Fe water.

    Yes, filter at the inlet to the pump.
    Last edited by SouthernCanuck; 12-19-2012 at 09:45 PM. Reason: addition info.

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    Default Re: Byron

    Do you think changing from pvc pipe to copper would make a difference?

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    Default Re: Byron

    You may be able to add Lime at the sump pit area ?
    Dolomitic Lime is used to treat water impurities.
    You could check with your local water treatment plant for advice on how much lime to use and when to use it.
    Also contact Graymont lime they are one of the largest producers of lime.

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