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04:07AM | 02/26/03
Member Since: 02/25/03
1 lifetime posts
I am looking for a product that will prevent the end of the drainage pipe
from my sump pump from freezing. Because the pipe is already installed in
the group I am looking for something I can insert into the pipe (as opposed
to around the pipe) and so it needs to be submersible.

(Note that the end of the pipe was once underwater but now ends above ground. Come the spring I can submerse the pipe again. But, for now, the end is above ground.)

Jay J

03:19PM | 02/26/03
Member Since: 10/26/00
782 lifetime posts
Hi andrewgilmartin,

I really can't understand what you're describing here. I understand that the end of the pipe is freezing, and that you will redo the job in the Spring, but that's all.

If you can extend the pipe AND increase the pitch at the END of the pipe, then you should be OK. I'm assuming you can do this PLUS you can get the pipe at least 12" off the ground. The only catch here is I don't know the rise and the run of all your pipework. You need to get those specs from the MFGR. (They have them because there are MAXIMUMS ...) If, for example, inside the house, you can RAISE the pipe, great. Then, for example, outside the house, you can EXTEND the pipe, great. THEN, for example, outside the house you can increase the PITCH of the pipe, great! You've done it!

My best to ya and hope this helps.

Jay J -Moderator

PS: God Bless America!

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