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Old 06-25-2018, 09:00 AM   #16
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How long do you have in the house? All good opinions given but so far, nuclear options. Will cost you although the cost will not be recognized if selling. Buyers will take it for granted that house will have dry foundation. It will lower the price of the house if left as is.
I just bought this house as my family home. Certainly we want to remodel it right but what you mentioned is a concern. We don't want to sink more in than we can get out.

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Post a few photos and there will be more good ideas.
I'll post photos when I get into the house later this week.

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drain it to daylight, if possible.
Would I do this with a sump. I certainly can't use gravity because the footers are 4ft below ground level and there is no sloping in the land. I believe there is a sewer drain in the basement could I tie into that with a sump on the inside?
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ABSOLUTELY NOT - SEWER & drainwater are 2 separate items,,, a sump is defined as a collection point - nothing more OR less,,, after the collected wtr is drained into the sump, it can be mechanically discharged by use of a pump,,, we use zoeller m-57's - ebay for about $140
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ABSOLUTELY NOT - SEWER & drainwater are 2 separate items
let me start by saying I believe you but where am I meant to pump the drain water to? The house is in the city and I don't want to flood my year so I am not sure where I should send that water if not to the sewer line.
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let me start by saying I believe you but where am I meant to pump the drain water to? The house is in the city and I don't want to flood my year so I am not sure where I should send that water if not to the sewer line.
Does the city have a separate storm sewer system.
Ever house here has a perimeter drain that goes to pipe under the street.
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Does the city have a separate storm sewer system.
Hi Neal, I am sure it does have a storm drain. I'll get a hold of the city to check on that. You've been real helpful. I appreciate it.
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Does the city have a separate storm sewer system.
Neal, I know that you understand the difference between a storm drain & a sewer system but calling it a "storm sewer system" isn't going to lessen the confusion.


Adam, unless you are in a very remote area, the local municipality has storm drains. I wouldn't contact the city for that. No sump pump should connect to a sewer line. It can be pumped to the gutter (street) which will take the water to a storm drain. An ejector pump gets connected to sewer line. An ejector pump pumps the sewage from a toilet or shower. That's it.
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100% of our de-watering systems discharge via pump on top of the ground,,, so do our exterior systems unless there's a gravity discharge in which case its STILL on top of the ground,,, its generally illegal to discharge into sewer lines,,, why, you ask ? because that addl waterflow hasn't been included in the sewage treatment plant's designed capacity
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Neal, I know that you understand the difference between a storm drain & a sewer system but calling it a "storm sewer system" isn't going to lessen the confusion.


Adam, unless you are in a very remote area, the local municipality has storm drains. I wouldn't contact the city for that. No sump pump should connect to a sewer line. It can be pumped to the gutter (street) which will take the water to a storm drain. An ejector pump gets connected to sewer line. An ejector pump pumps the sewage from a toilet or shower. That's it.
Thanks, storm sewer is the common name here but yes it is different animal.
More like Yard drain system or something.
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