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philabsolom 04-23-2010 02:14 PM

OMG The Gurglling Noise
Hi All

What can I do to reduce the gurgle sound of the water going from the chamber down the pipe to the sump....???

wake49 04-23-2010 02:45 PM

You need to either add a Durso Standpipe, or increase the size of the hole for the Durso.

A durso standpipe is a peice of tubing that is drilled into the highest part of the overflow pipe to allow air to flow into the water. The gravity creates a lot of pull and if there is no way for air to be pulled into the drain, you will get that gurgling sound you hear.

Pasfur 04-24-2010 07:31 AM

Durso standpipe. The bend at the elbow combined with the hold drilled for air intake, as Wake described, prevents the gurgle.

philabsolom 04-24-2010 11:20 AM

Many Thanks to you both... I will look at adding the durso but I have simply added a longer hose from the chamber to the 1st chamber on sump and is working a treat....

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