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Old 05-05-13, 04:20 PM
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where to route sump pump

Hello all, glad to be here! new-ish home owner and seems like I always fixing something even though the house is not a fixer upper!

So, I kept hearing something that sounded like my HVAC expanding when the heat would turn on but the heat would not turn on. After scouting around I found it was my sump turning on and off every 10-15 minutes. I found that the pipe that routes the water outside my house came off and was shooting water all over my window well, siding and foundation.....

I reconnected everything and routed back to where the builder had it set.

Now I am wondering if I should route it some place else because it comes to the edge of the yard and is still pretty close to my home.

At first I was thinking I was going to route into the sewage but after checking around it seems this is against code... crap.

Is there any way I can bring it to the edge of the sidewalk and let it drain over?

Where would/has everyone routed their sumps?

Thanks everyone!! Hope I can be active here for a long time!
 
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Old 05-05-13, 04:39 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

Here where I live the towns take a dim view of dumping the sump into the street. Sometimes there is no alternative. Definitely not into the sewer or septic system.

Can you send it towards a wooded area. It's hard to make recommendations as we don't know your yard or the ground pitches.
 
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I was going to start explaining but i can show a pic

No wooded area might just have to let it drain to the grass and hope the yard can take the water.

The red is where is line is running now.

Also, one of my gutters goes into a pipe in the ground. Do you think this is running into the sewage? or does it find a way into the rain water system?

PS this is an old pic and the grass is not dead any longer


 
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Old 05-06-13, 01:14 AM
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Do you get a lot of water in your sump pit ?
What do your neighbors do ?
You said one gutter runs into a pipe.....do the other ones just drain on the ground ?

If you're in sandy soil then you could probably let it run on the lawn. If you have hard ground then it will just run off somewhere.
 
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The real question is, do you have storm drains in your area? Gutters should drain to a storm drain or storm sewer system and this is also the place for the discharge from your sump pump.
 
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Storm drains are at the end of the street. I am having to water heavy due to sod.

Do you think this could be park of the reason for the sum running more often?
 
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Are you asking if the water in the sump is coming from watering the sod ?

It would have to be a lot of watering.
 
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Yes, thats what i was asking. It is lots of water. Fresh sod so lots of water
 
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