loud sump pump


Old 05-07-08, 04:20 PM
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loud sump pump

My neighbor tells me my sump pump is bothersome to her, it is 40 linear feet from her bedroom.
I can hear it only when standing in garage, she says she is awakened by it.
The pump is refer/furnace condensate pump.
We live on area of many springs, also have easement of side sewer from property holders on hill above, water present 5 or 8 months/year, in Seattle, WA.
Can water be conduit that conducts sound bothering neighbor?
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Old 05-11-08, 04:18 PM
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i think your neighbor is crazy. if the sump pump is in your basement, i cant understand how someone on the outside could possibly hear it.
Old 05-11-08, 08:46 PM
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sump pumps are not that loud sound like she is just looking for something to be mad about.

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Old 05-12-08, 06:40 AM
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If she can't hear it and is just making this up because she's crazy, how would she know to complain about it?

Loudpumper - is she awakened by pump motor noise, flow noise or check valve noise? I have two sumps in my basement. Both are in pits 3' deep. They are in the basement and my bedroom are on the second floor. I can hear them when they turn on in the middle on the night. It wakes me up.

My suggestion is to talk to your neighbor and find out what noise is bothersome and then try to address it. Ask her if you can listen in her home while someone cycles the pump. Post back when you know what is awakwning her. There are several pump experts that post here.
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i have one in my base ment and my room is like right above and i am a light sleeper and never hear it
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