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Sumps typically have standing water, as Jasen mentions, part of the reason of having them is a sediment trap to prevent debris from going into the storm drain. All that "compost" didn't end up in the storm drain. You also likely don't want that compost entering your pipe and possibly getting a clog. A deeper sump pit means you have to clean it out less ...


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Last time I checked the installation instructions on a similar drain pit it said to fill the bottom with concrete. standing water, depending on the climate, can harbour mosquitoes, filling the sump prevents this. conversely the sump can trap debris preventing pollution of waterways so if there's a lot of crud that gets washed in there it might be a good ...


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I would try some sort of chemical drain cleaner/clog desolver. This will only help with a minor plug but with repeated use may have a better effect.


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Is that filter housing rated for vacuum? One possibility is the vacuum is causing cavitation at the pump or a slight air leak at the housing that’s why I asked if the filter housing is rated for vacuum. Having a restriction (filter) on the inlet will reduce the pumps ability to work correctly. for example having to prime all that, just a little air and the ...


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Your bathtub drains directly into a concrete sump pit; not "the wall" as such but a pit constructed for this purpose. In the US and Canada, open sumps are used only for groundwater, like from drains that prevent basement floording. It kinda looks like someone wanted to put a bathroom into a basement, cheap, and came up with the horrific but clever idea to ...


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Yes it most definitely is a problem. Along with all the structural problems that will result from this (which you may not care about since you will likely be long gone by the time it collapses, but your landlord should) there is the problem of mold and insects. Without a trap, lots of insects will take up residence down there happily munching up all the hair ...


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You definitely shouldn't fix this yourself if you are renting and the landlord said it's good like this. But if you live in a place with sufficient regulation in the housing/renting market you can probably force you landlord to have it fixed for you. I bet this smells bad. Where I live a bad smell would be enough to be able to claw back some of the rent - ...


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I'd be tempted to poke that large white fitting on a piece of flexi hose with a stick o see if it's really a trap that is meant to be screwed to the bottom of the bath drain. It's hard to tell for sure, but that long dip tube on the plug hole fitment looks like it's meant to be screwed into something and my betting is that the 'something' fell off when ...


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OK I am going to answer this like you are in the US. It doesn't differ much but to give a baseline. To sum it up - This is F'ing crazy as hell, unsanitary, and not code. So it looks like there is a basin siphoned off from the foundation that drains to a sump pump and the pump pushes water to... who the hell knows (it doesn't matter). Issues: If ...


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I did exactly what u describe. Take a circular saw with a diamond blade and cut into the concrete on the outside of the pipesize. Small increments at a time. Cut the complete depth of the blade. Than take a concrete hammer and get rid of the inside between ur two cuts. If u have to go deeper just continue with the hammer. Add the pipe and new metal ...


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You can use a utility blade to cut through the molding line from below, then when you’ve cut about half of the circle, you can pry the rest of it out without breaking. Absolutely preposterous that this part ships this way.


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