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Hose specification and fittings for discharge hose to be buried
Discharge hose laid over the surface.
I use the 69690 sump pump costing around £150.00, it will pump dirty water over long distances from the sump to a drain.
Sump pump under £150.00
Draper 69690 320-litres-per-minute (maximum) 230-volt 1,000-watt
A submersible dirty water pump with float switch.
Designed for heavy-duty applications such as, pumping out sump pits over a long distance, inspection pits, ditches and footings where solids may be present as well as general irrigation. Ceramic shaft for long life, thermal overload protection and float switch which automatically turns the pump off when water level has dropped. Supplied with 10 m (approximately) of cable and approved plug.
Draper 76334 125-Litres-per-Minute 400-Watt
Submersible Dirty Water Pump with Float Switch
Designed for use with the Draper submersible water pumps featured here.
This High capacity 10m discharge hose is compatible with submersible pumps when running the hose over the surface and can be purchased with the pump.
If the discharge hose is to be laid under the surface.
You will need a reinforced Flexible Hose and connector that matches the pump outlet,
Hose clips and connector to join additional lengths of hose if required. The hose will need to be long enough to run from the pump to the discharge area.
A non return valve fitted to the hose, this stops the water flowing back into the sump pit, wasting electricity.
A "lay flat" hose can be used if the hose runs over the surface of the lawn and is not buried.
If you are burying the hose once you have purchased the pump, contact a specialist discharge hose supplier who will be able to supply the correct hose fitted with a non return valve to fit your pump.
If you have a waterlogged garden or lawn, as described on my garden
drainage page and can't drain the water into the surface drainage system because the garden slopes away from the house, a sump pump combined with a French drainage system is
your best option. These systems are cost effective, low maintenance and activate automatically to remove the water.
Tools needed to build a sump are a spade, cement, spirit level, tape measure available from the drainage shop