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Old 03-11-2015, 10:02 PM   #16
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I would always keep a spare pump and a small honda generator. Also learn how to replace the pump in case you have a need someday.
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Old 03-12-2015, 07:48 AM   #17
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OK Ghostmaker, I will talk with them about how to put it in and out. Feeling much better about all of this, after a good night's sleep. Thank you, ALL of you!
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What type siding do you have? If it's vinyl they should have installed a siding block to run the pipe through, not just drill a hole.)
Joe Caption, wanted to thank you for this specifically. I am still in RI, but I did email the Gen'l Contractor / Owner, and let him know the details of my siding, "so you can get the proper siding box, which may have to be ordered."

They were going to just caulk around the outside.

Just had the siding put on in 2013, so I knew right off what I bought, didn't even have to look it up, though I did check on the Certainteed website to be sure I listed it properly.

Got an email back, he has sent along those details to the Foreman so he can get the box.
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Old 03-25-2015, 07:31 PM   #19
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A spare pump came in handy at my house just two weeks ago. I had bought a replacement two years ago when the float on the existing pump developed a problem, I rigged it to keep it running and bought the replacement, but never needed to install it as the fix stayed fixed. Then when the old one died, it was very handy (a decent $100 investment) to have a matching replacement to swap in. I have my own wet basement issue (that I've dealt with for 25 years), but I'll bring that up in another thread.

Oh, and when we first moved into this house, it was rental property and the pump did just discharge right outside the house. But looking at your house and the amount of snow you said was out there, the guys may just not be able to finish the job at the moment. Hope it works out for you.
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