Hose specification and fittings for discharge hose to be buried
Discharge hose laid over the surface.
I use the 52066 sump pump below for pumping dirty water over long distances from the sump to a drain. Costs a bit more, but will last a lot longer.
Sump pump under £250
Draper 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 25360 750W 230V Stainless Steel Submersible Dirty Water Pump with Float Switch
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.
Sump discharge Hose and accessories.
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 a suitable discharge point. A sump pit and pump at the lowest part of the French drainage system is your best option. These systems are cost effective, low maintenance and activate automatically to remove the water.
Common mistakes when building a sump pit
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