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Old 01-30-2014, 11:49 AM   #1
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I am in the planning stages of finishing my basement. Half of it will be used for a large bedroom and the other half is unfinished storage. Due to the lay-out of the floor plan, the sub pump will be located in the half that is finished. It has to be this way, no way around finishing the other half.

My question is, since this sub pump is located in the finished part of the basement, I'd like to enclose it by building a closet around it. If I do that, I am worried about mold/humidity inside. Do I put up vapor barrier and if so How? Do I finish the inside of the closet with drywall?

The sub pump does not run often. typically it turns on twice an hour and during summer its less than that.

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Old 01-30-2014, 12:24 PM   #2
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Install the pump in a sealed container.
http://www.sumppumpsdirect.com/pumps...gn=accessories

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Put a vent in the wall so you will get circulation. Also make sure you have a cover over the pit.

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I would use a submersible pump and a fairly tight fitting cover. Should not be any moisture problems that way. I just did mine and found Menards to have the best selection of parts. BTW, it is generally referred to as a 'sump' pump, not 'sub'.
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Thanks for the replies, you've helped me out big time.
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Old 02-06-2014, 08:03 AM   #6
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buy our sumps from ferguson - not much $ - the apron/vest stores stock cheap sumps like all the rest of their stuff in the place,,, ferguson's come w/gaskets to seal the tops & bolts to screw 'em down tight,,, + the tops are strong enough you can stack ' stuff ' on 'em but obviously not crates of bowling balls

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