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Old 05-14-2012, 02:41 PM   #1
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Posted befor about flooding I was looking around my house and found this....is this a flooding system?
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Old 05-14-2012, 04:11 PM   #2
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an old well? just a guess.

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Old 05-14-2012, 04:43 PM   #3
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Old 05-14-2012, 05:25 PM   #4
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Old 05-14-2012, 05:32 PM   #6
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Does it say anything on the cast iron lid that was on it?
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Does it say anything on the cast iron lid that was on it?
Very funny guys. It's an old flood system. There is a square box on the bottom.
My area has a major flood problem. Basements get flooded once a year on my block I currently don't have a flood but I am thinking ahead befor I do.
Question do I need a full blown flood system with basin?
Or just a check valve?
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Flood system?

So its a sump pit? I don't see a pump. I'm confused. I feel dumb.
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Did you get your confined space permit?
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Old 05-14-2012, 06:50 PM   #10
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Flood system?

So its a sump pit? I don't see a pump. I'm confused. I feel dumb.
Back in the 1950's they put in a flood control valve and buried them here is a newer one my neighbor had installed about 2 years ago
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Did you get your confined space permit?
I will as soon as the wife finds out the price about $8000.00
I am looking in the long haul. If I do get flooded and I have something installed at least I tried.....or I don't get a drop of water like my neighbor
Or I wait like my wife always wants to do. Then I do get flooded then a $2-4000.00 to pump out and dry plus tear down the basement walls
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The confined space permit was a joke google "Confined space entry"
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The confined space permit was a joke google "Confined space entry"
Well she's mad because we spent 20k in 4 months last week 8k on new roof and siding. I am getting my small room ready
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Well she's mad because we spent 20k in 4 months last week 8k on new roof and siding. I am getting my small room ready
You are just getting started,but it will taper off unless a man cave is in the future.
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You are just getting started,but it will taper off unless a man cave is in the future.
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