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Old 02-06-2014, 11:53 AM   #16
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1) The Delta MS stays about 1- 2 feet below ground level and is very tough so when they backfill the hole it does not get damaged or perforated. we have clay and rocks and it has no punctures in mine.

2) I have a new house and the pit is sorta centrally located in the basement and all 4 weeping tiles run to it like a * config. they put it under the stairs but it can be anywhere and they just slope the weeping tile to drain into the pit. those pits they use are a plastic corrugated barrel with openings for the tiles. all they need to do is dig a deep enough hole to sit it in and provide slope to it. the length of the tiles does not matter.

3) The pump is made by Little Giant and I don't know the model # but show the plumbing contractor this pic and he should be able to get it from EMCO. My plumbers sell LOTS of them and they work very well and have no float. Uses a switch activated by water pressure on a membrane. The higher the water level the more pressure it exerts.
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Old 02-06-2014, 02:32 PM   #17
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thanks Yuri. My sister in law has a sump and they've already replaced it once so i want to get the best option when i do mine. I'll likely put a battery backup pump in there as well. We had a few power outages this year.
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Old 02-07-2014, 08:33 AM   #18
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You don't actually need pitch on the interior draintile, so it's not uncommon to have 300' lineal feet of wall here served by one sump. That's assuming there are no obvious water table issues during construction though. Water will seek it's own level, and often runs in the clear stone BELOW the draintile anyways.
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Old 02-08-2014, 06:25 AM   #19
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My house was built in 1913 and if you open the floor drain in the basement and look, what you will see is that the house is actually built on about 2 feet (thick) of loosely packed brick. The actual floor drain starts just below the brick level and not above at the finished floor level.
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# of sump(s) & pump(s) is generally based on how much water rather'n system lengh,,, if you want a good sump w/bolt-down cover, try ferguson's or commercial plumbing supply,,, cheap sumps are avail @ apron/vest stores

most pro's use zoeller's m-53 automatic pump w/mechanical float switch,,, new 1's are avail on ebay
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Old 05-06-2014, 07:56 PM   #21
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I have a house that was built in 1970. Somewhere in the mid 70s they switched to perforated PVC.

Here is a picture of my clay tile i dug up this past weekend from a 10' section that has been causing me some grief in the basement.



House was built in 1970, soil type is clay. I am in Windsor ON.

Most of the stuff clogging my tile looked like mineral deposits! I was planning on refinishing the basement, but now that i know what the condition of the tile is, i might put that on hold and use the money to keep digging.
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Similar story for me here in London Ontario. Pretty sure my tile goes into the sanitary sewer which is kind of a gray water system. Our basement is typically dry but had evidence of past seepage and gets a tiny bit damp during heavy rain.

We had a 25 year rain event here this week and the basement took on water from the bottom of all the walls and up through the clean out access hole in the slab. I'm guessing the main sewer backed up and saturated the foundation through weeping tiles...ironic. Water was shooting up from the man hole covers.

We will be correcting this before we finish our basement as well.
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We got the same rain here, and my basement didnt fair so well.. got water in several places. We have a septic filed that is in the clay... kinda works like a reverse french drain during heavy rain, filling up my septic tank and overflowing.
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