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Short of opening up the end-cap, there isn't a good way to tell which it is. You could try banging/hitting a pipe elsewhere in the house, to see if you can hear the banging. Also, look at other exposed piping to see what materials were used for the various utilities. Pipe like that could be water, but it also could be oil or natural gas. There is a chance ...


This may be late, but you could use something like this bottled water dispensing pump system.


There should be no permanent cosmetic damage unless you have something seriously wrong with your liner (in which case the damage is already done). Replacing water is very rarely the solution for algae. In practice you can just leave it until next season. Of course make sure it's winterized — i.e., if you're in a freeze zone ensure all lines, pumps, ...


A battery backup sump pump is a device with a very limited scope of benefits - for a short power outage, the capacity of the sump itself will be adequate until power comes on again. For some particular scope of power outage and water flow a battery backup that's actually working well will keep you dry, and then for longer power outages or higher water flows ...


[It's very probably measured on high] edit - nope there's an average of sorts - if you'd like a very tedious read, the (US) government procedure is here, at least for some point in time. Beware, it's govenmentese...CFR-2011-title10-vol3-part430-subpartB-appJ1 It takes considerably more than two tubs of water to wash and rinse. Rinses may be multiple, and ...


The curb stop and the portion of pipe between the valve and your house should have been buried below the frost line for your location. There may be some freezing in the portion that is inside your house, but if you only have a short run and you leave the valves in your house open, the ice can push along inside the pipe.


There may also be an issue with the wiring above the ceiling; the copper may have oxidized, causing gradually poorer contact between two conductors. first up: try changing at least one light bulb. As you remove the old bulb, twist it several times back & forth at the "nearly tight" position to help rub the contacts clean, and do the same with the new ...

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