Sat Morning go down to the basement, OH NO there is about 5 inches of
water on the floor! What happened to the Sump pump and the battery
Pulled the pump out of the well, the submersible pump and battery
backup comes our but the top of the main pump had corroded off,
Battery backup ran so long battery completely depleted, can't even
sound alarm. Besides that the impellers on the backup pump are
broken. Run to the hardware store and pick up a new stainless steel
pump (no more Orange store pumps for me!)
While in the water and other "stuff" I slip and cut my hand, Off to
the emergency ward covered in dirty water and blood. Get 10 stitches
in hand and a tetanus shot. Wife has to do the hard parts as I can not
use my hand. Finally get the pump in and drained the water after 12
hours. Now the fans are drying the bacement out.
The only one of my tools, a screw gun was in the water, anyone know
if it can be saved? and if I should spray the motor and bearings with
something to prevent corrosion?
"You cannot propel yourself forward by patting yourself on the back"