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Amateuralex 08-22-2012 09:11 PM

Sump basin fun
 
I've been in this house for 8 months. Built in 1979. Good house but lots of work. I wanted to install a lid for my sump and after doing some research I thought I'd just replace the basin and pump and get a matching lid that will look nice. The sump setup currently works fine. It has what looks like a cast iron basin in it. I thought it might be tough to move but it won't budge even slightly. Any ideas?

http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/a...9D7806B2F2.jpg

TheEplumber 08-22-2012 09:24 PM

Are you truing to replace the sump basin? Good luck with that :eek:
Build a lid to match

Amateuralex 08-23-2012 07:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheEplumber (Post 994383)
Are you truing to replace the sump basin? Good luck with that :eek:
Build a lid to match

OK I thought so, thanks. Plywood and a jigsaw ya think?

Amateuralex 08-23-2012 07:15 AM

One drawback of not being able to replace the basin is that I can't fit a backup sump pump in there. The size of the opening is the normal 18", but the metal basin severely constrains the space. Any ideas for getting a backup unit in this sump?

Done That 08-23-2012 07:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Amateuralex (Post 994568)
One drawback of not being able to replace the basin is that I can't fit a backup sump pump in there. The size of the opening is the normal 18", but the metal basin severely constrains the space. Any ideas for getting a backup unit in this sump?

You might have some luck freeing up space for the backup by switching the primary pump to a pedestal type. This worked in my situation.

Amateuralex 08-23-2012 08:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Done That (Post 994575)
You might have some luck freeing up space for the backup by switching the primary pump to a pedestal type. This worked in my situation.

Oops I already bought a new zoeller submerged pump. It looks like there are pedestal backup pumps out there, I'll try that, thanks!!


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