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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2008

    Default Loud thump from check valve?


    Our problem is our house is below grade for the sewer, so we have a grinder/pump in the crawl space of our house to eject all the waste uphill out. Everytime the pump shuts off, we get a tremendous bang (sometimes two) that can be felt all over the house. The rise from our catch in the crawl to the level where it leaves the house is at least 10 feet and I believe the bang is the waste backing up against the check valve, but I'm not sure. Does anyone know a way to quiet it down? Is it possible to not have a check valve?
    The plumber that did all the work on our house has no idea what to do, but did add some sort of air valve in where he said we can go in the crawl and add air into the system with a pump. Didn't seem to help and I never have understood what he added or how it was supposed to work.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. Tired of hearing things go bump every time our pump turns off. Thanks!


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Houston, TX

    Default Re: Loud thump from check valve?

    Only thing that I can think of is maybe putting in some rubber isolation fittings (like those used to connect cast iron pipe to plastic pipe...a "hubless coupling" I think) to limit the noise that is being transfered to the house structure.

    You have to have the check valve...otherwise, a good bit of the stuff the pump ejects is going to go right back into the sump pit.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Memphis, not Egypt

    Default Re: Loud thump from check valve?

    You should move

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