A water pipe is 1/2" or 3/4". A sump pump has a 1-1/4 discharge. The
pump should handle it.
Freeze proof outdoor faucets would solve that too. Or just offer to
shut off the ones they have now and explain that they need to do these
simple things to avoid costly repairs later. Some people just need to
be educated and may need a little 'prompting'.
Saturating your basement walls an drain field around the house is not
good for BOTH house foundations. You may or may not have water enter
your basement, but it's still not a good thing.....
On Tue, 13 Jan 2015 02:30:32 -0600, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
There are two steel beams but they're perpendicular to the front-to-back
direction. They hold up the joists. I was quite surprised to see
I-beams in my little house. I thought I'd have to buy a skyscraper to
It probably does. My yard definitely goes downhill to the side, but I
haven't really checked going straight back. I wasn't here then but
I gather my yard and the ones next to me (including his) have a lot of
landfill, because I assume originally it was a gradual slope all the way
to the stream. Now the stream is suspiciously straight for about 250
yards, and there are actually two levels of stream bed, one 2 or 3 feet
deep. which always has some water flowing, and a wider one about 6 feet
higher, whose bottom is dry 90% of the time. . I don't think the
steep 6 foot hill existed before they put in the fill, which they did in
order to have land high enough to build houses. (I guess they did it
right. None of my yard has crumbled into the stream bed since they did
it, more than 3 decades ago.)
Before they built my row of houses they built a sewer that runs near the
stream all the way from downtown where it's a river and empties into the
Inner Harbor, upstream at least until the stream peters out,*** about 3
miles upstream. ***You can actually see it where it's just 4" wide and
1" deep. Well you could. It was a big grass field, but 25 years
later they may have built a road across that part. My mother lived out
there and a couple times I walked home trying to stay close to the
It was sad. Along the route home there were two or three sections of
woods, a block wide, maybe 500 feet each, but few or no trails through
the woods. In my day, any piece of woods near homes woudl have trails
made by children.
I'm told my house and all 100 houses here were built illegally, because
the county put a moratorium on building until the sewer was finished,
and maybe until something was done to the sewer miles down stream.
My first month here, I road my bicycle downtown, and then road back via
a big wild park. It was really hot. I assumed I'd see a gas station to
get more water. When that didn't happen, I figured I'd see a house
with a garden faucet. When that didn't happen, I figured I'd see a
person to ask where I could find water. I finally drank out of the
river, 8 miles downstream from my stream. Then 300 yards upstream
there was a sign, 6' high and 10 feet wide with big letters: "DO NOT
DRINK THE WATER" That's when I realized the big pile of dirt I saw 30
minutes earlier was a sewer that had exploded.
The next day was Monday and I spent the day wondering how long it would
take to track down someone who really knew if the water would make me
sick. But I didn't try and I didn't get sick.
Ugly but he could do it. He's probably required to bury the 4 feet
where the easement is for neighbors to walk behind all the houses..
And from there it's 3 feet to the stream bed, so it would be just as
easy to stay underground, and also woudln't put an uphill segment in
Oh, no. Trader will tell us the pitfalls of that plan. For starters,
I'm reluctant to put a 2" hole in my brick wall, let alone his.
If the HOA doesn't complain. I think once a year in the spring, they
walk behind all the houses checking things out, on that easement I
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