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You removed the 1 way check valve, likely part of the pump, when you cut the line to the pump. Your sump being low, already had a syphon ready to go, it just needed one last push to get started. The pump of one of your neighbors started and everything in the pipes of all 4 pipes came flowing into your sump. Your son witnessed an excellent lesson in ...


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The water should not be that high in the sump. It should be down to around the 2-3" level inside. This is what I'd call a safety margin which allows the pump time to rest should there be any sudden surge of water coming in from the drain tile or where ever else it might come in from (only other place I can think of off the top of my head would be the A/C ...


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I don't think it violates the working clearance in the electrical code. I have seen tons of sump pumps under boxes. Tons. I have never seen them mentioned in inspection reports or in disclosures nor the city say anything after doing a new home inspection. Most sump pumps have covers and are flat on the floor and really there should be less water by the ...


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Whoever put in the pump and/or the closet most likely created a "working clearance" code violation. I'd move it if you could. Doesn't sound like it would have to go far.


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First off -- if the sump/sump pump protrude above the surrounding floor level, then they are a 110.26(E)(1)(a) violation: (a) Dedicated Electrical Space. The space equal to the width and depth of the equipment and extending from the floor to a height of 1.8 m (6 ft) above the equipment or to the structural ceiling, whichever is lower, shall be ...


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Is the seal on the sump cover in good condition? Also, from the look of it the floor in question is the second level (i.e. half-dug next to a deeper, full-dug basement) correct? Only if you are really confident in the (other) sump pump in the lower basement should you consider doing anything at all to modify that pump well or piping. Sumps are not usually ...



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