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Old 11-15-2008, 03:39 PM   #1
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I don't know if this should be under plumbing or landscaping or?...sorry if I messed up. My basement sump pump hasn't run for 17 years, but it's running every 10 minutes now. Obviously the basement drain is plugged. I have no idea where the outside part of that is located now, and want to install all new, from the footing on. I live on a slight hill, and will have a 200 foot trench dug, which will be between 2 and 4 feet deep. My question is "what kind of pipe is best to run for a drain for that distance"? Thanks! Melanie

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might want to find out where it dumps outside and clear that area around the pipe opening....then fill the sump and let it flush the exsisting line out.

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biggles...that's part of my problem. i don't know where it goes - i think it may be partially under a neighbour's yard. that's part of the reason i just want to start over. thanks! M
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You may want to rent a power auger and run down the drain.
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Old 11-16-2008, 06:23 AM   #5
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how about this.....get a plumber in with some nitrogen hook it up to the sump piping and pressurize the discharge line going out into the yard.when he finds the discharging nitro cut the pipe back into your yard and reroute it for easy pump out.PVC if your going for a total replacement
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...and what's the best way to dig a narrow trench for a 4"? pipe? Do backhoe buckets come that small? Thanks again!!
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Old 11-16-2008, 12:10 PM   #7
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the rental centers might have a trenching machine with a rotory chain on a wheel at the business end.you start it up like a lawnmower and it can rotor out the ground to a good 10" deep and at least that 4" for the pipe on the width. http://www.ur.com/index.php/equipmen...renchers&id=67


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