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swing check valves need to be placed below water liner of the pond.
all valves, (check, ball, knife) valves should be accessible. so if you ever need to replace them you can. check valves can and do get stuck open, and they do go bad eventally. so making sure you can service them can be important.
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If you put a check valve in the bottom drain and it is set in concrete, what do you do if it becomes defective. Couldn't you pur the check valve near the pump.
Forgotten on my list was a check valve.
Hi, I am a newbie with a stupid question. I am planing on building an in ground koi pond with an in ground settlement chamber. What exactly is the settlement chamber bottom drain get connected to to get rid of the accumulating muck? I keep seeing mysterious "waste" on all the diagrams. What exactly does that mean? I am not sure there are any drainage pipes 3.5' underground to dump into. If I try to bring the muck up to the plants on the ground level, wouldn't the muck end up accumulating in the pipes? Any help clearing this up would be greatly appreciated!
Waste is where the waste is dumped to. Some have the benefit of a sloped yard, where they can put in piping going to the ground level and sending it out onto flowers or woods. Some install a sump pit with a sump pump that is used to pump the waste to some place higher than the previous. Some have tapped into their sanitary lines, not sure that that is legal, and some have sent it down storm drains. Determine where you want the waste to go, and then figure a way to get it there, either by gravity or by pump.
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