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03-13-10, 05:50 PM
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Posted By squigg235

I had these installed on my home when it was...

I had these installed on my home when it was built. I would highly recommend this route. I do not have a drain at the bottom (which I think I would have liked). As long as I keep the outside doors...
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Views: 1,642
Posted By squigg235

Thanks pumpguy! If I could get a 30 or 36...

Thanks pumpguy! If I could get a 30 or 36 diameter by 30 or 36 deep, that might help. Do you know who makes these, and where they are available? I am in the Detroit metro area in MI.
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Posted By squigg235

Custom Sump Pit Needed

Hello All:
I have a sump pump that runs a lot. I am looking for ideas on what to use instead of the standard 24" deep / 20" top opening bucket that I have now. Ideally I would need something 24"...
03-10-09, 10:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 978
Posted By squigg235

Thanks to all for the info!

Thanks to all for the info!
03-09-09, 06:05 PM
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Views: 978
Posted By squigg235

Automatic Standby Generator Question

I recently purchased a Briggs & Stratton 7k automatic standby generator. The area that I want to install it has a stamped concrete walkway. The installer recommends bolting it into the concrete (to...
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Views: 6,792
Posted By squigg235

I have a similar situation, although mine does...

I have a similar situation, although mine does not run continually. During heavy rains, or spring thaw, it will cycle about every 2 minutes. I have looked for a sump bucket that would (ideally) be...
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Views: 20,364
Posted By squigg235

Did you use them in a vertical position or...

Did you use them in a vertical position or horizontal? Mine are horizontal and I am wondering if they would work well in that position.
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Posted By squigg235

Pumpman: I also have a similar set up and...

Pumpman:

I also have a similar set up and run time. How would you redesign it? I can envision a plastic bucket/box, maybe 2' x 3' x 2' deep. This would allow a lot of water collection prior to...
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Views: 1,340
Posted By squigg235

Yes, I have a check valve in the line. It...

Yes, I have a check valve in the line. It discharges into the storm sewer, which has a cap access in my yard. I can stand at the cap and see the water enter the sewer. My only thought is that...
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Views: 1,340
Posted By squigg235

Ground Water Question/ Twp No Help

Hello All: I am looking for some direction. I have a sump pump that currently runs every 50-60 seconds. Historically it has run with similar regularity.....sometimes slowing to every 3 minutes in...
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Views: 3,281
Posted By squigg235

[/quote] It is much more important that the pump...

[/quote] It is much more important that the pump be sized properly for the job. This is what increases pump/motor life.
If you are experiencing alot of problems with your sump pump, have a pump pro...
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Views: 1,294
Posted By squigg235

pumpguy: Thanks for the info. I will probably...

pumpguy: Thanks for the info. I will probably end up getting a Sumpro...."just to be on the safe side"!

adilhoxha: I had B-Dry add the extra pit when then did the interior sump line around my...
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Views: 1,294
Posted By squigg235

Hello adilhoxha! If you were to read any of...

Hello adilhoxha!

If you were to read any of my prior posts, you would see that I am a kindred spirit in the same situation! The only difference is that mine rarely stops. It does slow down some...
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Views: 21,725
Posted By squigg235

I would be interested in the photos. I still...

I would be interested in the photos. I still have not decided on a back up solution either. (Although I have a water powered backup, I fear it will not keep up). I have been looking at the...
08-29-07, 05:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 8,709
Posted By squigg235

Question Dogwood Tree / Red leaves

Hi:

I have a 2 dogwood trees, one in the front yard and one in the backyard. Both were planted by a landscaper 4 years ago this November. (MI metro Detroit area). Neither has flowered very much...
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Views: 9,007
Posted By squigg235

Thanks a lot pumpguy! Now I just have to figure...

Thanks a lot pumpguy! Now I just have to figure out if the Sumpro is worth the extra money. I guess I'd rather "pay now than pay later".
Replies: 3
Views: 9,007
Posted By squigg235

Sump Pump - Battery Back Up Question

Hello All:

I have been trying to find a RELIABLE battery powered system for my sump pumps (2). I have two drain tile lines (one interior and one exterior) with the buckets next to each other. ...
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Views: 21,725
Posted By squigg235

Hi wwwcre8r! I certainly feel your pain! I am...

Hi wwwcre8r! I certainly feel your pain! I am in virtually the same situation....interior french drain, two pumps, two buckets and running every 60-70 seconds, 24/7! My basement was dug in 2003...
03-28-07, 05:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,783
Posted By squigg235

Thanks for the thoughts! I have two Zoeller 1/2...

Thanks for the thoughts! I have two Zoeller 1/2 HP pumps, one in each bucket. There is a 3" "failover" pipe between the two buckets. One bucket (original exterior french drain line) is lower than...
03-27-07, 04:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,783
Posted By squigg235

Question Back Up / Emergency Power Question

Hello All:

Has anyone had any experience with "Emergency Power Supply" from Bradenton FL.? I am looking at their EPS Refrigerator Guardian battery back up for use with my sump pumps (2). It is...
03-27-07, 04:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,378
Posted By squigg235

Thanks for the replies. I guess now I just need...

Thanks for the replies. I guess now I just need to decide if I want to go the "Sump Pro" back up battery route, or the Guardian Automatic generator route.
03-25-07, 04:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,378
Posted By squigg235

Smile I should have probably clarified: I will have...

I should have probably clarified:
I will have the electrician return that did the initial work. He would most likely hire the gas install. I have sunk $$$ into this already and am just curious if...
03-25-07, 03:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,378
Posted By squigg235

Question Whole House Generator Question

Hello All:
My electric and gas service comes into my basement on the west side of the house (neighbor side). An electrician recently installed a manual transfer switch next to the electrical panel...
03-25-07, 10:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 5,643
Posted By squigg235

I have those same doors on a 3 year old house. ...

I have those same doors on a 3 year old house. As long as I keep the top doors closed, I never get any water inside unit. The unit should be sealed to the basement wall on either side of the door. ...
03-04-07, 12:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,410
Posted By squigg235

http://forum.doityourself.com/showthread.php?p=930...

http://forum.doityourself.com/showthread.php?p=930836#post930836

Check out an earlier post and see if this sounds like your situation. I am happy with the B-Dry job, although it is not cheap.
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