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Old 04-24-2015, 11:32 AM   #1
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Sump pump outside


I bought a house that has a terrible yard flooding problem. I want to put a sump pump in the backyard. Is it ok to leave the pump outside during the winter. I want to install it and leave it there permanently. Can freezing weather damage the pump? Should I disconnect it for the winter?
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Not a good idea to leave it outside permantely during the winter imo. Can you address the issue with drainage weeping and route water away?

If you do use a sump pump, set it up with quick disconnects and bring pump inside during the winter. Just a suggestion.

Others will be along with more advice/suggestions.
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Ayuh,.... A sump pump is the worst possible fix for any outdoor water control,....

Either surface or sub-grade drainage is the only Real answer,....

'n, Yes, freezin' a sump pump with water in it will kill it,...

Where ya gonna pump the water too,..??
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French drains are they way.
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