Sump pump

Reply

  #1  
Old 09-10-03, 10:46 AM
kev4heels
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
Sump pump

I am a new home owner and was wondering how I could find out if I had a sump pump installed by the previous owner. What would I need to look for and where? Any help would be appreciated! Thanks.
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 09-10-03, 11:15 AM
Liquid plumber
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
If there is a sump pump in there, it should be located in the sump pit which is a hole in the floor with a cap on it.

Robert
 

Last edited by Ragnar; 09-11-03 at 09:37 AM.
  #3  
Old 09-10-03, 12:52 PM
Plumber2000's Avatar
Member
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Eugene, Oregon
Posts: 5,841
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
What to look for, well. pipes protruding of the floor heading upwards, and if you see a electric cord coming out of a pit and it's plugged in, these can be a clue.
 
  #4  
Old 09-11-03, 05:30 AM
notuboo's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Kansas City MO
Posts: 1,780
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Look for 1 1/2" black or white plastic pipe that will run from the floor up to the ceiling and heading towards a wall. The pipe may or may not be visible from the outside.
Look for anything plugged into an electrical outlet in your basement / crawlspace and follow the cord.
Some sump pumps have battery back up packs near them, they look like auto batteries.
More questions, ask and someone will answer you...hope this helps and doesn't confuse you...
 
  #5  
Old 09-11-03, 06:16 AM
GregH's Avatar
Super Moderator
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Manitoba
Posts: 9,988
Received 9 Votes on 9 Posts
Sump pump diagram

kev4heels:

I will assume you are in a city or town with a sewer system and not a rural septic system.

There will be a pit as already be suggested with a cover and about a 1 1/2" pipe leading outside through the basement wall and leading away from the foundation .
It would likely be in the area of the existing floor drain.

One type:
 

Last edited by Ragnar; 09-11-03 at 09:40 AM.
  #6  
Old 09-11-03, 07:18 AM
kev4heels
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
notuboo and GregH - thanks very much. That's what I was
looking for. The diagram helped very much.
Thanks again!
 
Reply

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: