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I have a defective Water Ace sewage pump. Water Ace agrees that it needs to be exchanged for a replacement. My plumber has vanished. The pump is in a cistern whose top is level w/ the basement floor. There are two PVC pipes entering the cistern from above. How do I get the pump out of the cistern?

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  • psblack Nov 20, 2009

    the pipes are fixed with clamps. Do I disconnect the clamps? If I do, will there be a discharge from the pipes?

  • psblack Nov 22, 2009

    It won't just lift up, the pvc pipes are fixed. One comes through the wall of the bathroom and goes down through the cover of the cistern, about 6 feet long. Another comes out of the cistern and connects with a pipe heading outside. Each of the two pipes going in and out is clamped with 3 screw-on clamps banded around the pipe about 3 feet from the cistern. The pipes look they slide into the next pipe. I think I probably need to unscrew those 6 clamps and slide the pipes out but I don't know if they are cemented as well. I'm willing to try just about anything but I'm wondering if I'm out of my depth on this. I'm afraid that if I do manage to get the pump out and replaced the pipes will leak when I reconnect them.

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It should just lift out,pick it up and out,by lifting it out with the pipes.

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  • Ronny Bennett Sr.
    Ronny Bennett Sr. Nov 20, 2009

    I am sure there will be,sorry

  • Ronny Bennett Sr.
    Ronny Bennett Sr. Nov 20, 2009

    Let me know if I can help,I will be back on,and check in on here in the am.

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