Sump Pump Noise

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by oakridge772001, Dec 11, 2007.

Help Support House Repair Talk by donating using the link above.
  1. Dec 11, 2007 #1

    oakridge772001

    oakridge772001

    oakridge772001

    New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2007
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    When My sump pump runs, I seem to have a lot of noise from the piping. It is 1 1/2 PVC pipe. Should reroute it away from the floor joists to make it more quiet, or insulate it. It seems that the pipe vibrates against the joists. Any suggestions?
     
  2. Dec 11, 2007 #2

    travelover

    travelover

    travelover

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2007
    Messages:
    693
    Likes Received:
    2
    If you can isolate the pipe from the joist with foam rubber, it should help. If still noisy, you may need to wrap it.
     
  3. Dec 11, 2007 #3

    glennjanie

    glennjanie

    glennjanie

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2006
    Messages:
    2,990
    Likes Received:
    4
    Welcome Oakridge:
    Your sump pump's vertical discharge pipe should have a short length of rubber hose in it to isolate the vibration. Often, the check valve will come with hose connections on both sides.
    Merry Christmas to you and yours Gary
    Glenn
     

Share This Page