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How to bury a sump pump drain properly?

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by dds66047, Jun 14, 2006.

  1. dds66047

    dds66047 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 9

    We're in Kansas. Many clients ask us to bury their sump pump pipes.

    How should it be buried outside of the house to make sure water doesn't freeze during winter and water doesn't back up? It should also be a pretty simple installation because they usually wouldn't pay more than $200 for it.

    Any suggestions are appreciated.
  2. JeffY

    JeffY LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 324

    In my experience, the sump pump rarely runs during the winter so the water freezing hardly occurs. At any rate, when doing installs for landscape, we'll tie the drain into the drain tile from a downspout and run it out. We've also hooked up 1 1/2 PVC and pull the pvc to where we want it to run out downhill and just connect the PVC to the drain, thus having the water run 30-40 feet away from the house. You could get by digging a trench, dropping in drain tile and hooking one end up to the PVC outlet and the other end to a pop-up drain.
  3. dds66047

    dds66047 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 9

    Thank you very much for your advice.

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