southeastern wisconsin is under heavy rain on top of 9"+ accumulated snow
melt and my sump pump is working like a madman, just like it should.
HOWEVER..................it is making such loud noises, with the vibrations
and the clunking, as the water races back to the one-way valve, that it has
become quite distracting.
my husband has tied, taped and shoved foam where ever it is possible, and
not a hindrance to the pump's action.
any other suggestions?
There are a number of problems that I see in your message.
1 - There should be no "water racing back to the one-way valve", if the pump
is pumping water the pipe should be full of water, when the pump shuts off
the valve should close to prevent the water from racing back. The water
should just stop.
2 - The clunk sounds like a metal check valve, you should replace it with a
plastic flap or ball check valve. The metallic bang is the metal flap
slamming onto its seat as the water tries to return. Plastic check valves
use a soft plastic flap or ball to seal the return path.
3 - The vibration may be a bad pump with failing bearings or damaged
impeller. It may need replacing. The pipe should not be attached solidly to
floor joists as the sound will transmit through the house frame, either
attach it to the concrete walls or cushion it loosely to isolate the noise.
I agree with the others - replace the pump
When you do, go with one of the submersibles vice the pedestal which
it sounds like you have. The sumbersible is 100% quieter, all I hear
is a humm.
If water is 'racing back', you have a serious problem with the layout
of the drain line.
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