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The big box stores mainly just have kids working in them that really don't know anything. Sump stands are sold by some pump manufacturers and serve the same purpose as a few bricks laid side by side in the sump basin. The difference with the stands is that they usually have some attachment to the pump whereas bricks just sit under the pump. The key to any of ...


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Obviously, the soil needs to be graded away from the house (in the back yard). If that means you need a retaining wall, then you need a retaining wall. Regarding the swale, improved drainage sounds helpful. The real question is, why isn't water shedding (what is the real issue)? I've had swale issues, and the problem in those cases, was not with my swale, ...


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A manual suction pipe (or perhaps a commerial siphon?) will transfer fluid until the fluid level is equivalent (or level). A commercial siphon will operate for a perhaps a couple of hours; a simple pipe or a hose will operate for a 20 or 30 minutes perhaps. But siphons will eventually fail as fluid evaporates and bubbles eventually fill in the siphon's ...


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Unless you have reason to believe that the sump output is contaminated, and assuming that you have legal access to the pond, this is a perfectly viable solution. In fact, even if the pond does eventually (or occasionally) drain into a stream, the natural filtering effect of the process should remain somewhat intact. As Tester101 points out, local and state ...



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