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How high to set sump pump switch

So, we live in an area that is pretty wet. Sump pump runs all the time and frequently. Interestingly, heavy rain does not seem to change the amount of flow. It is pretty steady. What I noticed ...
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Sump Discharge Options - Storm Sewer or Dry Well

Today, my sump discharges out a flex hose for about 30 feet into my backyard. This works fine and there isn't any pooling of water, even during heavy rainstorms. Rather than removing the flex hose ...
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Sump Drainage Options

I seem to have an overactive sump. Last year there was an empty lot next to my house. My builder raised my sump because it was running almost constantly. This year I installed sod and a small sump ...
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Connecting a sump pump to a 4" drain

I am installing a sump pump in my backyard. There already is a 4” PVC drain pipe that runs approximately 120’ to the street and has a 1% downhill slope. Can the 1 1/2” to 2” outlet pipe from the sump ...
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My crawlspace has 2 chambers and has flooded recently. Do I need 2 sump pumps or can I connect the chambers somehow?

The red line on the picture above is the "division" between the chambers. The entrance to the crawlspace is from the smaller chamber and there's a cutout to the bigger one. The walls on the ...
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Water draining below sump pump drain pipe?

I live in 6 year old home and I noticed today after rain, that the sewer backflow preventer located in basement floor is full of water! Basement floor slab is Bone dry but potentially there is water ...
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How do I secure my sump discharge pipe?

I had about 20' of pipe coming out of the house that gave out after 6 years. I wanted to know what's the best way to secure it in place to keep it secure from movement. I temporarily put two stakes ...
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Filling in an old basement ejector pit

Our basement had an old bathroom in one corner that has been removed and there's an old, empty ejector pit that handled the bathroom waste. There is also a nearby sump pit that is functional and will ...
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Sump Pump Set Up

I have two pipes coming from my sump. One sends water outside to an underground pipe. The water is then expelled through a French drain in the yard away from the house. The second pipe comes through ...
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Is it a problem that the water in my sump pail covers one of the drain openings without tripping the pump float?

We just had a sump pump & trenched drain pipe installed in our basement. Rained all last night. Crock had filled above one of the drain pipe inlets. I manually activated the pump & it emptied ...
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Sump pump stops working

I purchased and installed a Zoeller some pump approximately five weeks ago. It worked great for one month and not a drop of water the basement. It has recently stopped working in the evenings and end ...
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Sump Pump Float Setting

My submersible sump runs several times an hour nearly year round. It is backed by a municipal water driven pump. During a recent power outage I noticed the water level stabilized at 1/4” above the the ...
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