water in my sump!


About 2 months ago I asked about removing my sump pump and covering the sump over, since I haven't had water in it for the 13 years I lived here. After 2 days of extremely heavy rain I got water for the first time. It was only 5 inches and wasn't enough to start the pump, but it was water. You ought to see the creek down below my house...
I could have covered it over, as it would take another foot 19 inches to reach the floor, but now I am not so sure. I suppose if it came up another 19 inches it would also be coming in through the doors and the sump wouldn't matter. But it is something to think about.
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err.....thx.
tom
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Toller wrote:

Well think before you cover it over!!!! It was put there for a purpose and friend you have no way of knowing when it could serve its purpose well. So think again.!!!!
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Toller wrote:

Cover it over as in "permanently seal it"? No. Put a removable cover on it. Sure.
I don't recall if it was mentioned in the other thread. If you have a sump that rarely runs, you should make a check occasionally to see if the pump will still run. Either manually activate the float or run water in until it does activate. The time to discover you have a problem is not when you have water overflowing the sump.
Harry K
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work! I debated long and hard over whether to bother, but found one at 70% off at a going-out-of-business sale.
In fact, I am going to go test the sucker now. With some natural water in it, I might be able to get enough water in to pump something!
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