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Old 10-29-2007, 10:30 PM   #1
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I noticed that my pre-existing sewage basin has a leak that allows rainwater to enter. I haven't installed my sewage pump into it yet but would like to correct this problem since it will only cause my pump to cycle everytime it rains. Is there a type of sealer or gasket that fits around 3" pipe made for this sort of basin-to-earth seal? The same thing seems to be happening with my sump pump but I have yet to break that open and look at it... (I can hear it cycle when it rains)
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We usually just mix a little quik-crete to seal around septic tank pipes.
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The same thing seems to be happening with my sump pump but I have yet to break that open and look at it... (I can hear it cycle when it rains)

Isn;t that the Point of a Sump???? to remove unwanted groundwater?????
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I actually think it's to pump out water from the basement (whether it be from the AC coils draining or moisture condensing on the walls).. but I'm not sure.

Anyone know?

It seems unreasonable for one little sump pump to exit all of the water draining through the ground around/under the foundation.
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I've got 1 little sump doing just that Nothing drains into that Pit.... it just keeps waterpressure from moving the basement floor. it runs and runs when it rains and in the spring when the Snow melts
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