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|01-23-2012, 10:56 AM||#1|
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Join Date: Sep 2008
Sump drain noise reduction idea
So I was getting a lot of gurgling and drain noise in my sump, and my durso overflows were flushing, so I decided to do something about it.
I started out with just 1" PVC dropping straight into my sump, a little below water level. This of course was not letting any air escape, except underwater, causing the gurgling and flushing.
I've read about the reverse durso drains, but they seemed a bit too big for my sump, so I decided to try something else.
Here is the outcome:
1" PVC -> 1" to 1 1/2" bushing -> 1 1/2 to 3" coupler
The coupler is about 1/4-1/2" submerged under water and I drilled a hole in the top to let the air escape.
This has drastically reduced the drain noise, and my durso's have stopped flushing. I still get some bubble noise which I think I'm going to try and reduce by getting some 3" PVC pipe and attaching it to the coupler so that the exit of the drain is way lower in the water.
Anyways, just an idea for anybody out there looking for some noise reduction!
|01-23-2012, 11:03 AM||#2|
Join Date: Jan 2012
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What we had to do in my 300 gallon was basically do the plumbing like sink would be done. it came down to the water and then back up about a foot then back to the water at a slanted angel. worked for me. sorry if you cant understand me wording im not good at explaining things like that
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