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Old 03-03-2011, 03:30 PM   #1
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Hello;
I got an estimate to dry out my basement. Part of that estimate includes installing a sump pump. The pump offered has a lid that sits flush with the floor and therefore there is no gaping hole in the floor. They would charge $1,100 for this pump; I've looked at comparable pumps online and found them for just about $200, but can't find them with the lid flush against the floor. Are those available retail?

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Hello;
I got an estimate to dry out my basement. Part of that estimate includes installing a sump pump. The pump offered has a lid that sits flush with the floor and therefore there is no gaping hole in the floor. They would charge $1,100 for this pump; I've looked at comparable pumps online and found them for just about $200, but can't find them with the lid flush against the floor. Are those available retail?
Home Depot sells one you can use for under $100.00.
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Old 03-03-2011, 08:24 PM   #3
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I'd make sure that the crock can flush with the floor first. Code here requires the top of the crock to be at least 1" above the floor to avoid pumping a potential sewage back-up out on your lawn or into the storm sewer. As for the price, it really depends on the pump and the amount of labor involved as well.
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Old 03-04-2011, 08:35 PM   #4
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The lid is separate from the pump. Generally you install a liner with a cover, and then install whatever pump you want.

I installed a sump pump last spring and I used this liner that I found on Amazon. I set it flush with the floor, installed a submersible pump, and then covered it with the lid. The whole project cost me about $400.

If you can wait until the dry season it will be much easier to dig the hole, which needs to be about 30" deep. When I did it I hit ground water 12" below my slab, and it made the rest of the digging very difficult.
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we charge $ 1,250 ( going rate in atl is $ 1,750 ) incl conc breaking, excavation, sump, 1/3hp ZOELLER pump & ck valve, 25' 1 1/2" pvc sched 40 discharge line, bolted-on lid, & conc replacement. nothing comes from the apron store - NOTHING !

2 guys - 1/2d each - $400 is low for the quality components we use.
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I used similar components, except my Zoeller pump was the 1/2 HP model. I picked up the pump and check valve from my local plumbing supply for about $225. The liner and locking cover were about $50. The rest was for the PVC discharge line, gravel, cement, GFCI receptacle, and rental of a demolition hammer. About $400 total.
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we charge $ 1,250 ( going rate in atl is $ 1,750 ) incl conc breaking, excavation, sump, 1/3hp ZOELLER pump & ck valve, 25' 1 1/2" pvc sched 40 discharge line, bolted-on lid, & conc replacement. nothing comes from the apron store - NOTHING !

2 guys - 1/2d each - $400 is low for the quality components we use.
This is something I really don't get, what in the world is wrong with a Ridgid pump compared to a Zoeller? Rigid has all the same or better components and a lifetime warranty and sold at HD, or as you refer to it the apron store.

The last pump I had, was a 1/2 hp Ridgid, in a sump that required it to run I would say at least 10-15 min of every hour, every day all year, after (3) years the float switch failed, the sump went to backup, I went to that so called horrible place, openned 7 days 6a-9p, and got a new one, no questions asked.

Get that kind of service, from your local plumbing company after (3) years, on a sunday, at no charge, if you provide that kind of service I will call you tomorrow otherwise, you shouldn't misdirect.

Anyone that would install a 1/3 hp pump shouldn't refer to their stuff as quality, as the duty cycle on that pump wouldn't last a year, in a high flow sump.

I have found you get what you pay for, the Zoeller you mention is a $125 vrs the Ridgid at $190.

Just my 2 cents,

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