Sump Pump Run-Off Hose

I realise there are probably loads of sump pump questions at this time of year but I have a question regarding the disposal of sump pump water.
I have seen recommendations that the outlet has to be about 20ft away from the house foundations and this seems OK to me. However, this means I will have to have the hose either above ground or buried to do this (it currently comes out under my deck - too close!).
Anyway, given that I live in an area where freezing is inevitable, is there a specific type of hose/cladding I should look for to combat this or is burying the hose acceptable? Obviously, I wouldn't bury the open end but I'm definitely going to be replacing and re-routing my sump pump hose when it eventually stops raining so much (some day).
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"It can be as close to the house as you want it, just moving it further
away for some is better. If you flood get it far away or let it run downhill. I dont flood so mine extis just out the wall on one pump. "
This is very bad advice. I wouldn't say 20 ft is an absolute minimum, but discharging sump pump water right at the foundation is nuts. You want all water to be directed away from the house, whether it's rain water or sump pump water.
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It can be as close to the house as you want it, just moving it further away for some is better. If you flood get it far away or let it run downhill. I dont flood so mine extis just out the wall on one pump. My second a sink -condensate sump goes in the sewer. Many have it out the wall and in floods just hook up a hose. A buried pipe might get a nest or dirt in it. unless it is big and screend at the end.
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Bad advise no , every house is different, as I said I dont flood , and in a flood a hose can be pulled out. There are also degrees of flooding to consider, from the pipe broke it is on a hill, to why did I buy a house in a yearly flood plain and now can`t sell it or get insurance.
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snipped-for-privacy@hotmail-dot-com.no-spam.invalid (SO) wrote:

Correction: *at least* 20 feet away. Farther is better.

So bury it....

No, don't worry about it, 2" PVC pipe is fine. As long as the pipe slopes downward toward the open end, and nothing blocks the opening so that it can drain freely, the water will all run out and you don't need to worry about freezing. Just make sure that the highest point of the pipe is *inside* your house: the check valve that prevents water draining back into the sump from the pipe will keep the pump side of the pipe full of water up to the highest point in the system. You want that point to be someplace that won't freeze.
-- Regards, Doug Miller (alphageek at milmac dot com)
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