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  1. Drain Into Sump Pit (No Pump)

    Plumbing
    Hello, My wife and I recently bought a house with a sump pit but no pump. The inspector told us we could drain a dehumidifier into it, so we have the setup in the attached image. Since we don't really understand what's happening here, we thought we'd better double check that this is indeed...
  2. Back-up Sump Pump

    Plumbing
    I have purchased a battery powered back-up sump pump for my sump pit (Basement Watchdog BWE), but was curious about installation. The current discharge pipe goes to a 90 immediately after the lid, check-valve on the way over to the wall, another 90 up the wall, and another 90 that leads...
  3. Sump pump not below slab

    Plumbing
    Hey everyone. I recently bought an old house with a stone foundation and we have some problems with water in the basement when it rains. I have been working to fix some grading issues outside and I'm also going to put gutters on the house to get the rain water away from the foundation. There...
  4. Mosquitoes & Odor coming from Back-Up Sump Pit

    Plumbing
    I have a tri-level home, and a secondary sump pit in the garage, under the staircase that takes you from the lowest level of the house out to the garage. The pit is seldom ever used, only on heavy rain. Stagnant enough that mosquitoes are into it, and it is starting to smell. Anything I can...
  5. Sump. Pump close to window and how big

    Plumbing
    My young kids got horns waggled...they bought a house with pool in back and concrete around pool funnels into area covered by deck U shaped. The basement window is in the back of u...when it rains hard..water arches over this window into house...That area under deck is 1 foot deep...cannot...
  6. Backup sump pump installation concerns

    Plumbing
    I have installed a battery backup sump pump for peace of mind should my primary pump go out. We are leaving the country for a few weeks starting tomorrow, and I wanted a backup solution in place. I've attached a drawing of how I installed it. I have two primary concerns/questions. 1. After...
  7. Code violation on new build: electrical panel directly over ejector pit

    Electrical
    Disclaimer: although I do a lot of DIY stuff, this is not a DIY question, but I would really appreciate some inputs/advice. I'm having a new house built. I told the builder a couple weeks ago that the ejector pit was placed in the wrong spot - directly underneath the main panel. I did a...
  8. Best kitchen subfloor above bsmnt sump pit

    Flooring
    Hi, I am new to the board and new to home ownership. I recently purchased a two story brick outside, plaster inside home. The house had sat empty for around 10 yrs, with broken windows for about the past 3. Moisture has affected everything. The kitchen floor is soft to say the least, and will...
  9. sump pump airtight lid question

    Building & Construction
    I'm installing a new sump pump in a crock with an airtight lid. I believe the lid has 2 holes, one for the water discharge pipe and one for an air vent pipe. I assume that without a way for air to get into the crock, the pump wouldn't be able to pump the water out because it would create a...
  10. Rock in Sump Pit Tool Needed?

    Tools
    I have hit a large rock in the middle of my sump pit and am unsure what I need to demo it. I have received advice from various sources that has left me in a jam. The HD rental guy said a jackhammer wouldn't work since the bits are only designed for concrete & cement (others have said I should...
  11. Sump Pump Runs Constant

    Building & Construction
    Hello, This is my first post. We have lived in our house for almost 6 yrs. The house was built on a converted soybean farm. The 2 acre piece is extremely flat with a very high water table. My sump pump runs constantly even when we have a drought in the summer months, it does not skip a beat...
  12. Sump pit under vinyl flooring

    Plumbing
    Bought a home, 14 years old built from an existing structure. I noticed in the basement where the water heater is a sump pit with liner and cap was covered over with vinyl flooring. I got curious and cut out the flooring to find stagnant water cob webs, no smell really. After shocking it with...
  13. sump pit/pump questions

    Building & Construction
    I have a 13 year old house. We have lived here 10 years, and have never seen a drop of water in the sump pit. Recently, a couple of leaks have developed through wall cracks in the foundation. The water ran down the wall and underneath the carpet in our finished basement. Where I live in...
  14. Basement Flooding HELP!

    Plumbing
    We just bought an "as is" property. The builder is nowhere to be found and I have this huge problem with basement flooding. Everytime it rains constantly for 3 or 4 days water accumulates to about 4 or 5 inches in my basement. When I walk through the water I can hear and see bubble in the...
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