Backup Sump Pump


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Old 08-30-04, 11:21 AM
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Backup Sump Pump

Last week we had about 10 inches of rain in two days. Needless to say the sump pump was working over time to keepup with the water. You mite know the electric went off both days for about a hour each day. I was bayling water both days to keep the basement dry and thinking there must be a better way to do this.
I found on the internet a water powered backup sump pump that looked like it would work. These pumps don't have any maintenance problems that I can see and only use the water in a emergency when the electric is out or the main pump bracks down.
Has anyone on the site had any experience with these pumps? Do they work? Are they hard to install? Is there any down side, beside the $300.00 price tag, that I haven't seen?

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Old 08-30-04, 04:10 PM
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Only if your water supply is interrrupted, too.
How about a battery back-up sump pump? (They sell them here.)
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Old 08-30-04, 04:56 PM
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Mike;

Thanks for your reply. They also sale the battery back-up pumps here also. Sence I have a city water supply I was thinking the water supply would be more dependable then the battery. I haven't priced a deep-cycle battery yet but I believe they are quiet expensive. The battery back-up pump would be plan B and again thanks for the reply.

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Old 08-30-04, 05:07 PM
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Yes, deep cycles are a little more expensive than a cranking battery, and even when power is off, public water is usually dependable. I think that a battery back-up, even with the cost of a deep cycle battery, would be less expensive than $300, however.
When Isabel knocked out our power for more than 10 days last year, we never lost county water supply though.
May be the way to go.
Your call.
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