Absolutely not. I have enough trouble remembering to mow my lawn, and
100 other things. But I always go into these projects thinking I've
I think you've convinced me**.
Just a couple questions:
The current sump pump output has mortar or cement around the exit
pipe. Would it work as well for this 3/4 inch pipe if I just used
the aerosol insulation they sell for filling cracks?
Can I use PEX pipe for the output? It seems like it bends and that
would make running the pipe easier.
I can't tell how big the thing is, and I haven't found specs. Will it
fit between two floor joists on 16 inch centers? If not, I'll run it
sideways, but I'd like to know.
**I could make a new sump lid out of two sheets of 1/2 inch plywood.
A friend gave me a dozen squares of the stuff, just the right size.
I've already given away 4 pieces to two people so they can make their
own lids. But I like my plastic lid, that came from the sump maker
and if I use the Basepump, I can easily fit the one 3/4 (or 1"?) pipe
into the same slot that is there now.
I didnt' think of raising the pump, but if it is 10 feet now and I
lowered it even to 9 feet, I don't know how much extra output I would
get, and it wouldn't help during power failures, which do somewhat
correspond to rain. We get a lot of power failures around here. In
Brooklyn, NY, I never got any, except for the second one that made the
national news. (Wasn't in NY for the firtt one.)
Thanks for your multi-faceted answer.
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