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Old 02-08-2015, 07:21 PM   #16
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1 1/2" inch pipe runs 9 ft up and out the foundation into 1 1/2" pvc buried in the ground and it runs 100 ft to a drainage ditch at the north east corner of my lot. Most of the ground around the house is flat and good slope away from the foundation and then it starts to slope away from the house at the northeast corner of my property. Both pumps have check valves on them and they are working. I talked with the guy across from me and he said their is a high water table in this neiborhood. But his pump doesn't run like mine. WTF. What can I do?
Just a thought. If a high water table is the problem, you need to get the the sump pump discharge further away if possible. I'm guessing that the water you are pumping out is going back down into the water table, then back into your pump.
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More rain and snow might do it. Where is the sump pump discharge going?
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Are you absolutely sure when the pump discharges the water gets to the drainage ditch?
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You mentioned this in post #5...

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Most of the ground around the house is flat and good slope away from the foundation and then it starts to slope away from the house at the northeast corner of my property.
Can you have someone come in and dig a trench from the perimeter drain tile to this lower area and pipe in a drain to there. Water wants to flow downhill so if you can move it that way it would be best.
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