Can you run an external pump without a drilled sump?

pontiac2002gtp

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The title says it all. I have a submersible pump now but would like to go external didn't know if i could just drop a line in the water or if i had to have a bulkhead. Thanks for your help.
 

Aqua Keepers

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<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=12209815#post12209815 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by johnnyblaze313
i run my skimmer pump externally with no problems. I used 45's to make all my bends

So you went over the top of the sump? Got pics? Do you have to prime it when you start it up?
 

johnnyblaze313

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Well its ghetto fab atm but here you go. I had the pump on the floor last week i wanted to see if it ran better with less pvc, didnt notice to much of a diffrence. Think im gonna stick with it being elevated and mount the pump to the wall.


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pontiac2002gtp

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Hmmm im needing around 1000 gph and it would have to restart if the power surged like it does all the time here the pump i have now is a sedra and it doesn't like to restart if we have a power outage i have to reach in and shake the pump to get it to take off. What if i run the line up and over like a u tube that would keep the pump below water level? Or i could drill a baffle maybe i just don't want to crack my sump trying to drill it cause i have to take the tank off the stand to change the sump out.
 

lecher

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My PanWorld pumps intake goes over the top of the sump. It is mounted lower than water level and I do not have to prime it. It restarts fine every time.
 
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