first off happy new year. i have a quick question, sorta, but first the back story... my sump box from the shower
and sink overflows into my fwd bilge
. the pump works fine and trips on when the float raises and does what its supposed to do...i think?! the problem is that when the rush of water
comes into the box it floods and overflows before the pump can get all the water
out of the box, hence overflowing into the bildge and sits until it triggers the bilge pump
, and sometimes long enough to smell foul...i tried the only think i know to do and that was to put some calk around the top to seal it (i will be able to pull off when i need to clean the box out...) but it still over flows where the float and pump wires come into the box, so its not 100% water tight...seems to me this shouldnt be happening...
my question is: do i really need a sump box for legal/environmental reasons? and why cant i just bypass the box and let it all flow out via gravity? and what are the drawbacks to not having a box?
question two: does anyone have any suggestions?
thanks in advance!