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What is your house heat? If it's some sort of hot air furnace, you might be able to tap it? Otherwise there are "construction heaters" you can rent which include indirect fire (no fumes) hot air units, with ducts and blowers. But probably more than you want to spend... Thirdly, unless firstly, as it's simplest and least expensive and most portable: ...


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Programmer66 has some good suggestions. Some others: Be sure the entire area around the sump basin, including where the perforated pipes connect, is immersed in washed rock (all the way to the footings in the corner). This essentially creates one large drainage area, and any water should find its way into the pipe without any further puncturing of the sump ...


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From you question and follow on Comment, it appears that the location of the sump pump is at the right location. It’s at the lowest point and after the heavy rain, the sump hole filled with water. From your descriptions, it appears that you believe the sump basin is sealed therefore not allowing water into the basin. From your original question – There is ...


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Im not a pro by any means but the hydraulic cement suggestion would probably work just fine. I know hydraulic cement is often used to patch cracks in basement walls. Replacing with new block is ideal solution tho.


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The vents you removed were constructed entirely of 1x2 lumber and could be easily recreated. You'd want to use cedar or pressure-treated lumber for rot-resistance, if not a synthetic. All cuts are square. Some corrosion-resistant screws, properly piloted and countersunk, would make them solid. Trim-head screws or splitless siding nails would secure them well....


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You need to have it redone and buried. Though it is unsightly, the real problem is not appearance but the exposure, not only to the elements but to human influence. It needs to be trenched and placed below freeze level.


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I don't disagree with the other answers, but if you really want to do something like in your diagram, what would would want is for the two thermostats to switch a low voltage like 12vdc or 24vac to then power a relay that would switch power to the heater. That way, you don't have two 120v switches that are connected together making a dangerous situation. ...


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