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Old 09-21-2018, 09:11 PM  
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Need some advice on a sewage pump/check valve. Mine works most of the time but occasionally, like maybe once/month it gets too full and backs up my downstairs toilet. Nothing too crazy, it hasn't flooded the basement (yet) but its still worrying me. After poking around on the float with a stick the pump turns on and all is fine but then sometimes after all the water is pumped out the pump still runs for a good 30 seconds before turning off. I'm considering just replacing the whole damn thing for peace of mind.

One other thing I want to do is replace the check valve with a better quality one. I thought if the pump was unplugged I would be able to remove the valve with no issues, but when I start to unscrew the hose clamps that secure the check valve to the pipes liquid death starts spraying everywhere. I've seen people remove their check valves on a couple Youtube videos and this doesn't happen to them. Any ideas?

One more thing I literally just now noticed...the pump emptied the pit, nobody has ran any water downstairs since and there is water in it again...that has to be a failing check valve, correct?

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Old 09-22-2018, 09:31 AM   #16
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So, does anyone have any suggestions on removing the check valve without getting sprayed? Is there a better idea than wrapping it with a towel while I unscrew the hose clamp?
Unfortunately, you'll have to deal with the water in the riser
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