Sump Pump Plumbing

47 feet six inches and approximately 585 degrees all through 1.5″ PVC piping.

What is that?  That is the plumbing involved in getting water from my sump outside of the house.  I’ll try to explain the path…

  1. 24″ straight up out of the sump to reach basement floor level
  2. 48″ straight up from basement floor level to first turn (directly under the landing of the stairs going to the basement
  3. 90° turn west
  4. 29″ straight west running parallel with the basement floor
  5. 45° turn towards the ceiling to run parallel with the under side of a half flight of stairs
  6. 74″ running west and parallel to the under side of a half flight of stairs
  7. 90° turn south
  8. 84″ running south and parallel to the floor
  9. 45° turn towards the ceiling and south
  10. 14″ running south and at 45° towards the ceiling
  11. 45° turn south
  12. 76″ running south and parallel to the basement floor
  13. 45° turn south west and dropping down towards the floor
  14. 13″ running south west and dropping down towards the floor
  15. 45° turn south
  16. 180″ south running parallel to the basement floor
  17. 90° turn west and up towards the ceiling
  18. 16″ running west and up towards the ceiling
  19. 90° turn south and out of the house
  20. 12″ (estimated) running through the basement wall

By my calculations, water from the sump needs to be pumped through 1.5″ PVC a total of 47 feet six inches and approximately 585 degrees of turns.  

It travels up a total 90 inches, then up another 10 inches, down 8 inches, then up 7 inches.

Here is a video that shows the plumbing:

Does this mean the PVC pipe is 1.5″ pipe?

 

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