Securing sump pump pipe

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  1. Tipsy

    Tipsy New Member

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    I have a sump pit that is 24" away from any wall. And the pipe from the pump goes straight up to the ceiling. What's the best way to secure this pipe that's just standing there 2 feet away from a wall? Should I angle the pipe over to the wall and then run straight up and back or is there some form of 2' long bracket that I can attach to the wall to use?
    Sorry, no pics at the moment. It's at my Aunt's house and I'm not there.
    Thanks!
    Jeff
     
  2. Martin Boring

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    I like to use Unistrut for that type of support. Its very easy to use.
     
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  4. Reach4

    Reach4 Well-Known Member

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    Also think about how you would pull that pump to replace it.

    A riser clamp could grab the pipe up high, and you would support that riser clamp somehow. Or run over to to the wall and the strut. A union could let you break the pipe on the horizontal to let you lift the pump out.
     
  5. Tipsy

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    yes there is a check valve with Fernco couplings at about 2' up from the floor so support could begin above that and still leave pump removeable.
    Never worked with unistrut before, I understand it's pretty simple and I was sure someone would suggest it but I wondered what else there might be. Or at least tell me, if I use unistrut, how do I attach to the pipe? 1-1/2" PVC.
     
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  7. Martin Boring

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    Tipsy that's what I like about the unistrut system there is a lot of different pipe clamps 90 degree pieces so you can hook it to the wall with some anchor bolts. They also make pipe clamps with a rubber insert in them.
     
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