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avgbernard 09-04-2010 05:24 PM

We have had a lot of rain but the sump pump has not started in quite a while and I do not hear water trickling into the basin. Fortunately no water has entered the basement. Why?

We have had a lot of rain in Winnipeg but our sump pump has not come on and fortunately our basement is still dry. Why?

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oh'mike 09-04-2010 07:03 PM

Have you lived there for very long? Does the pump usually go off during a storm?

In my house, the sump never goes on with a rain storm---I once went 3 years without hearing the pump.

Good drainage around the house-----Mike----

However,I live near a river---when the river hits flood stage the pump really earns its pay.
The water table rises and the pump will work day and night till the water table returns to normal.

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