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How to Replace a Sewage Pump Check Valve – Part 4

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How to Replace a Sewage Pump Check Valve – install a new sewage pump discharge stand pipe and place the pump back in the sewage basin.

This project is continued from Part 3.

At this point in the project, the old sewage check valve has been removed and the sewage pump pulled out of the basin. The old ~4 foot tall sewage pump discharge pipe will now be removed and new discharge pipe fitted to the pump.

Basement Bathroom: Sewage Pump Discharge Outlet Stand Pipe

The metal band clamp is loosened and the zip tie securing the pump wires to the discharge pipe is cut off. As noted in the above photo, the PVC threaded adapter screws into the 2 inch sewage pump discharge outlet. I used a large pair of channellocks to loosen the threaded pipe adapter and unscrew the discharge pipe from the pump.

The new 2 inch PVC male thread adapter and a new ~4 foot section of PVC discharge pipe is cut to length and the end deburred. The threaded adapter and pipe will be primed and glued together in this next photo:

Basement Bathroom: Sewage Pump Discharge Pipe and PVC Threaded Adapter

The new section of sewage pump discharge pipe is ready to be screwed into the Liberty Pump model LE71A. The Liberty pump comes with an air bleed hole to prevent air lock, so it’s not necessary to drill a small hole in the PVC discharge pipe.

Basement Bathroom: Sewage Pump Discharge Pipe and Male Thread Adapter

Install the Sewage Ejection Pump

Install the sewage pump by:

  • Screw the new PVC discharge pipe into the pump discharge outlet.
    Hand-tight is sufficient.
  • Slip the metal band clamp over the discharge pipe and secure the pump wiring harness.
  • Readjust the height of the black float for the high water alarm.
  • Set the pump into the sewage basin.

I found it simpler to remove the rubber gaskets from the sewage basin cover plate to set the pump.

Basement Bathroom: Installing the Sewage Ejection Pump

Take care to route the various cables to avoid tangles. I added a heavy plastic zip tie to discharge pipe to better organize things.

Basement Bathroom: Sewage Ejection Pump Installation

Install the rubber gaskets for the wiring harness and discharge pipe in the basin cover. Do not bolt the cover to the basin because the pump will be scooted a little to align the PVC pipes when the new silent check valve is installed.

Basement Bathroom: Sewage Discharge Pump Installation

This project is continued in Part 5.

Take care,

Bob Jackson

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Bob Jackson
Bob Jackson
Technology product manager by day and a prolific handyman in the evenings and over the weekends. Bob was the founder of the original Handyman How To website and that tradition continues on this site with excellent new handyman content into the future.
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