I have a water pump in my basement which is hooked up to an artesian
well. We have had a streak of unusually hot weather here (90+ degrees
with v. high humidity), which has caused the water pump to sweat so
much that condensation drips off of the holding tank, pipes and
fittings. So much water condenses that it creates large pools of water
in my basement. Is there anything that I can do about this? Is there
something wrong in the setup of my tank that causes this? I have been
chalking it up to the fact that the extremely cold water (50 degrees or
so out of the ground) condenses when it hits the walls of the tank.
Has anyone encountered this problem? How might I address it in a way
where I can eliminate the water gathering on my basement floor -I'd
like to finish the basement some day.
- posted 14 years ago