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Old 11-21-2011, 07:18 AM   #1
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Basement plumbing


I am planning to finish off our basement this winter. The home is under 10 yrs old. There are 2 sump pump wells in the home, one is the primary and has a pump installed. The second just has a few inches of water in it and no pump. They are in opposites corners of the basement. No functional issues and the space is dry.

There are 3 PVC pipes sticking out of the ground close to the secondary well. One is 3.5", one 2" and one 1.5". I assume the 3.5 in diameter is the toilet drain.

To verify this, I ran a hose into this drain and found that the water drained into the secondary sump pump well!

Any idea what is going on here? Why are there 2 sump pump wells?

Thanks for any feedback.


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Old 11-21-2011, 07:31 AM   #2
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Old 11-22-2011, 01:23 PM   #3
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Thanks Mike. I appreciate you answer!
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