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Old 03-30-2011, 02:42 PM   #1
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We had a tonne of snow this winter and I am expecting to get some water in my basement this spring. Instead of using my shopvac and dumping it everytime it fills, is there a way to set it up so that the water goes directly from the shopvac to my sump pit or sewage drain or even by laundry sink?

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I would say no since the suction depends on the tank being air tight except for the input hose. Also, when dealing with electricity and water, I think the danger factor is just too high to risk any self made mods.

I would just buy a proper water pump.
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We had a tonne of snow this winter and I am expecting to get some water in my basement this spring. Instead of using my shopvac and dumping it everytime it fills, is there a way to set it up so that the water goes directly from the shopvac to my sump pit or sewage drain or even by laundry sink?
Yes, this is possible.

Using your drain port on the bottom of the shop vac, you can jimmy up some sort of drain pipe with a garden hose and let that flow out to your sump pit.

Or, go get another Shop Vac that has the pump feature.

http://www.shopvac.com/wet-dry-vacs/...cSKU=960-10-00
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Just a thought, but if you would expend as much energy getting surface water away from the house, you might not need that shop vac. Proper grading and working gutters will solve 90% of basement water problems. if you have a high water table, forget what I said, work on the vac rig.
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believe Sears brand shop vacs have a pump attachment available as well to connect external to the drain port....
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