When I bought it 12 years ago I found the sump pump was installed incorrectly and couldn't work. I fixed it and it worked fine when I flooded the sump. It has never actually cycled because of water in the sump.
A few months ago we really heavy rains and snow melt; there was flooding all around. The bottom of my sump had an inch of water in it, but it would have to come up about 16" to cycle the pump. When I emptied my water heater into it, it emptied immediately. So, you get the idea that I am pretty dry.
Okay, the problem. Just for the heck of it, I tested the pump today. It doesn't work. http://www.frontiernet.net/~toller/pump.jpg
It is so badly corroded I can't even read what brand it is. Any point to trying fix it, or is the inside probably as bad as the outside? Should I replace it, or just board over the sump? If it hasn't had more than an inch in 24 years, the chances of it coming up 2' is pretty small, but not absolutely impossible. I could use the extra floor space.
I drain my shop sink into the sump, but could still do that; I don't use it much.