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Old 08-25-2015, 09:26 AM   #1
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Sump pump install this weekend...


Well, I have started multiple threads to try and figure out the best way to solve my issue. Summer is about over and all other plans have fallen through. My last resort is to install a sump pump. Ive ordered a 1/3hp Liberty pump rated around 2000 GPH. It will be installed in a 18"x22" basin. I plan to run 2 French drains and connect 3 downspouts together that run to the basin.

I don't have any slope to work with on one of the planned French drains so I plan on having the pipe input into the basin pretty low. Will this cause an issue? I was going to shoot for having the input of this French drain about level with the switch on the sump pump; approx. 8-10" from the bottom of the basin.

I am finally starting this project this weekend.

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You failed to mention the reason you're doing this.
What you're doing is unclear. Is this sump pump and basin inside or out? How are you connecting interior French drains to an exterior leader system?
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You failed to mention the reason you're doing this.
What you're doing is unclear. Is this sump pump and basin inside or out? How are you connecting interior French drains to an exterior leader system?
Sorry I wasn't clear. The sump will be outside. French drains will be in the problems areas of my yard. Yard stay wet from around October to April. Only drying out in the summer months or long periods of no rain in the cooler months. my side yard is lower than the street and the water has no where to go. I am surrounded by neighbors fences on 3 sides.

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Old 09-06-2015, 08:27 AM   #4
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Stick to your lawn watering schedule until it really starts to pour. After the storm you have only the same number of rest days you always had and then you need to start watering again.

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Old 09-06-2015, 08:29 AM   #5
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The perforated French Drain pipes do not need much slope. An eighth of an inch per foot will work.

The portion of the basin above where the drain pipes pour in does not count as storage volume. You will need to make the basin deeper still. I suggest having at least 4 cubic feet (about 30 gallons) worth of empty space not filled with rocks below where the drain pipes enter.

A basin the size of the plastic sump pump basin liners they sell in the stores is much too small for a system used to handle gutter water or yard water.

Still better would be regrading the land to have some slope plus swales to some lowest point, preferably near the front of the property, where you have the basin with a perforated exposed lid and no perforated underground pipes.
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Stick to your lawn watering schedule until it really starts to pour. After the storm you have only the same number of rest days you always had and then you need to start watering again.

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Where are you pumping the water to?
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Any chance there's storm sewer on your street? If so, it could be a much more reliable, effective cure, although the upfront cost will likely be more............
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Ayuh,.... Check his earlier posts for pictures, 'n details,....
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As a landscape drainage contractor, I can tell you the chamber systems work well for us and can be adapted to almost an situation.
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