adjusting valve on drain pipe

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Reply #1

Really tiny adjustments and leave to settle for a bit it's a patience game but sound to me like there is another issue somewhere.

What style plumbing are you using to the sump

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Reply #2

Mine was a pain to balance as the ball valve is Chinese crap, and jerks as you try to move it.  However, I also have an adjustable pump, so between the two, I manage to get a tiny trickle into the emergency drain.  That's what I want, as it skims the surface in the weir, but is still silent.  Others like to keep the water between the main drain and the emergency.
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Reply #3

Try another valve? bigger pump maybe? That's all i can think of

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Reply #4

Do you have a valve on your return pipe as well?

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Reply #5

As HK said, return pumps can speed up or slow down slightly through the day, and so I prefer to have mine rising very very slowly, so that it then puts a tiny amount of excess down the emergency. It's still silent, but solves the variance problem.
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Reply #6

I could remember that this took us about 2-3 days to "fine-tune" :)

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