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Pumping the water above ground, or below ground doesn't matter. Moving the water far enough away (downhill) from the house is the key. If your plumbing is underground, it has to go somewhere. The pipe can't just come to an end. You'll want to drain into a dry well, ditch, storm sewer, spillway, stream, etc. If your pumping out onto the ground. You'll ...


When i installed a sump pump in my previous house, to add a sink into the basement, I had it pump up as high as it could, on about a 45 degree angle, then let it run down with the help of gravity to where i want it to discharge.

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