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New Radon System and Sump Pump Failures

From your comments: "Hubby said that when he turned the system off, he hit the sump pump and it started working." Hitting the pump to fix it is a classic fix for a stuck rotor. This means ...
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Is this 12V battery backup set up correctly for a 120V sump pump?

Native 24VDC & 12VDC bilge pumps are available (at quite reasonable cost) if you want a battery pump system you can DIY easily. You get to skip the inefficiency of running an inverter, and the ...
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How far away is too far for a sump pump check-valve?

Based on a comment to the question, I'm answering about relatively reasonable distances ... say from an inch to a few feet above the pump. Not 30 feet away. With two feet, versus say two inches, ...
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Is this 12V battery backup set up correctly for a 120V sump pump?

This is not a good plan, for many reasons: This is going to be at least as expensive (maybe significantly more expansive) and a lot more effort than simply buying an off-the-shelf battery-backed sump ...
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Don't know where sump pump drains

Sounds like the sump is draining into a dry well. There are many good reasons to have a dry well, for example, in some communities you are forbidden from pumping any water near the property line. If ...
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Don't know where sump pump drains

Put some non-toxic septic dye (florescent tracer dye) in the sump pit, and look for color in the soggy back yard later. Common stuff, comes either as a liquid or in a dry form that dissolves, multiple ...
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Leak in sump pump line

It looks to me like this backflow preventer was installed improperly. They often have multiple steps molded into the rubber to accommodate both 1¼" and 1½" pipe, and only one clamp should be ...
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Leak in sump pump line

You need a new flexible pipe coupling of the same size. Just loosen the two screws, lift the pipe up a bit, and replace with the new one.
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