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Old 08-22-2012, 09:11 PM   #1
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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?


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

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Are you truing to replace the sump basin? Good luck with that
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OK I thought so, thanks. Plywood and a jigsaw ya think?
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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?
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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.
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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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