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  • bill bill @ 1:53 AM
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    Effluent lift station

    Can someone offer some tips on making a lift station pump not go bang when it stops.
  • N/A @ 3:10 PM

    turn the

    Turn the check valve. 180 degrees..
  • icesailor icesailor @ 6:54 PM
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    You're joking, right?
  • N/A @ 11:37 AM


    Why would I be kidding?
  • bill bill @ 12:31 PM
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    Because turning the valve...

    would let the flapper thingy lay flat and make the valve pointless-no?
  • icesailor icesailor @ 9:33 PM
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    (To Everything) Turn, Turn, Turn:

    Or turning it end for end makes the check flapper swing against the flow.
  • Jamie Hall Jamie Hall @ 7:25 PM
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    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.

    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England.

    Hoffman Equipped System (all original except boiler), Weil-McClain 580, 2.75 gph Carlin, Vapourstat 0.5 -- 6.0 ounces per square inch
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