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I fail to see a problem here. Increasing the discharge pipe diameter does not increase the load on the pump. Unless you have a pump manual that specifically forbids this (which seems very unlikely) relax and stop worrying about it - or worry about the battery running out, which is far more likely to be a problem in any extended power outage. If you have ...
Contact three or four local drainage contractors and ask if they will come out and give you a quote to solve the problem. You'll learn what methods they would employ, their guarantee, and cost. Then you can make an informed decision.
Yes, this is definitely home improvement material. What's the terrain like around your house? Could you dig a trench sloping downhill from the low point in your basement to "daylight" (ie, somewhere, like a ditch the water could drain away to without a pump?) As for it getting worse, could something have clogged up to cause more water to come in - your ...
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