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Old 04-08-2008, 01:01 PM   #1
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How much space around a sump pump?

Our builder placed our sump pump under the basement stairs. The only entrance to it is through the unfinished basement bath. I would like to frame about 2' into that space for a linen closet. How much free space does the sump pump need around it?
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Old 04-08-2008, 01:40 PM   #2
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How much space around a sump pump?

You enough space to get to the sump pit, clean it (if necessary), service the pump and possibly replace the pump.

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How much space around a sump pump?

There are no code-based clearance requirements to a sump pump. The only thing that you need to do is maintain the pumps accessibility.
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