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Old 07-31-2013, 12:51 PM   #1
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Anyone ever discovered a buried exterior sump pump?


While tracing a mystery electrical circuit, I found that one 15amp cord went somewhere outside and quickly came upon what is apparently a non-functional and aging outdoor sump pump.

Any guidance on removal? (Other than shutting power off to that circuit)

I don't need the thing to be functional again as we've since invested in some heavy duty waterproofing elsewhere - although I had been thinking of putting a drain in that very spot and digging an underground pipe about fifteen feet to the edge of our property that slopes to the street.
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Old 07-31-2013, 05:39 PM   #2
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Anyone ever discovered a buried exterior sump pump?


You answered your own question---good answer,too!

Retire the electric circuit---dig out the old pit and add that drain---Yep you answered it!!!!

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Old 07-31-2013, 06:10 PM   #3
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Anyone ever discovered a buried exterior sump pump?


Done. I may add a drain at a later date with a trench going a bit deeper so that I won't need a pump. If they had just dug 2' deeper, they wouldn't have needed a pump.

Now - free dedicated 20amp circuit!
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