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Effluent lift station

bill_105 Member Posts: 429
Can someone offer some tips on making a lift station pump not go bang when it stops.


  • turn the

    Turn the check valve. 180 degrees..
  • icesailor
    icesailor Member Posts: 7,265

    You're joking, right?
  • nope

    Why would I be kidding?
  • bill_105
    bill_105 Member Posts: 429
    Because turning the valve...

    would let the flapper thingy lay flat and make the valve pointless-no?
  • icesailor
    icesailor Member Posts: 7,265
    (To Everything) Turn, Turn, Turn:

    Or turning it end for end makes the check flapper swing against the flow.
  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 20,823
    There are only two ways

    to stop the bang -- it's water hammer, of course.  The first may not be effective -- it often isn't -- but if the flow is low enough you may be able to stop it with a standpipe (I don't suggest something like a Well-X-Trol on effluent).  More likely not.  The preferred route is a slow closing check valve.  There are a variety of these out there, depending on size.
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England