firstname.lastname@example.org (MIchael Jasper) wrote in message
THis is some additional info to my original post. I looked a bit more
carefully at where the discharge might exit to the outside. From what
I've seen in DIY books, the best thing would be to go through the rim
joist. In much of my basement, the rim joist is bare and easily
accessed. However, along about 1/2 of the wall where the pump sits,
the area right above the sill plate is covered with insulation, and
when I peel it away, I see bricks and mortar (quite old) there,
instead of a joist. Not sure what to make of this... the water pipe
for the external spigot exits through the brick, but was patched
around with mortar.
So, given this, since I'm not inclined to figure out how to make a 2"
hole in the bricks, I can either go through the sill plate itself, or
take the hose over to the adjoining wall (about 6' away), where the
joist is bare - but then I'll come out where the driveway is, so will
need to get the discharge back to the front of the house to avoid
icing up the driveway.
This shouldn't be this complicated!
Thanks for any help,