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BlueBSH 06-24-2010 10:44 AM

Sump pump basin cover
 
My current sump pump / basin has one of those cheap plastic covers that just has a slit down it... not sealed up...

is there anyway to replace the cover or get one of those ones that is basically sealed with a hole for the pipe only to replace it? or does the whole sump basin need replaced somehow?

Ron6519 06-24-2010 02:04 PM

Why does it need to be sealed up? Kids/pets falling into it?
Ron

BlueBSH 06-24-2010 02:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Ron6519 (Post 460849)
Why does it need to be sealed up? Kids/pets falling into it?
Ron

Humidity created by the water just sitting there... the bugs crawing out of it... etc...

I drew a circle around it with Ortho bug defense (i think it was) and you should see the tons of critters that came out of it and died right after going over the line of death

also helps deaden the noise of the pump running

gregzoll 06-24-2010 02:43 PM

If you are getting a lot of bugs, etc, call an exterminator, and they can look at the situation. The cover you are thinking, is the type used for Radon mitigation.

BlueBSH 06-24-2010 02:59 PM

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Originally Posted by gregzoll (Post 460866)
If you are getting a lot of bugs, etc, call an exterminator, and they can look at the situation. The cover you are thinking, is the type used for Radon mitigation.

Ah, ok... wonder why they put those covers on my negibors houses... for some reason mine doesnt have that type but they do and none of us have a radon mitigation system in place

gregzoll 06-24-2010 07:14 PM

http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/arti...195703,00.html
http://www.toppindustries.com/

stadry 06-25-2010 03:04 PM

sheet plastic & a tube of silicone seal - VOILA ! ! !


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