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I'm not sure what you mean about not being able...

I'm not sure what you mean about not being able to replace your pump. If time is an issue get the new pump all set up with a new piece of pipe and a rubber coupler with the hose clamps, then just cut...
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My neighbor has been installing septic systems...

My neighbor has been installing septic systems for over 25 yrs and I posed this question to him awhile back. He said never use any of these additives in a septic system. They do break down the solids...
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The switch itself on these pumps is inside the...

The switch itself on these pumps is inside the upper housing so I don't know what he cleaned. Make sure there is nothing underneath the float that would stop it from going all the way down to the off...
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There is something like this but it's not much...

There is something like this but it's not much more than a pump in a 5 gal bucket, except that it's sealed.


Amazon.com: Zoeller 105-0001 Laundry Pump Package Including M53 Sump Pump: Home...
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That surely is a possibility but one would hope...

That surely is a possibility but one would hope that the basin was backfilled with a good deal of gravel when installed. The basin is doing you no good now so it might be worth a try. A little silt...
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If you got 13yrs out of that pump you can't ask...

If you got 13yrs out of that pump you can't ask for much more. Without knowing the brand I can't say for sure but these pumps usually are not worth rebuilding. If you can do it yourself you might...
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If there is no way for water to enter the basin...

If there is no way for water to enter the basin it's pretty useless. I've seen in older homes with no drainage system where they just drill a series of holes in the bottom and/or sides of the basin...
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A double float is typically used in a septic tank...

A double float is typically used in a septic tank or other larger type tanks where a single float wouldn't give a long enough run time. I can't say I've ever seen one used in a typical sump pit....
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Lawrosa, if it wasn't for white mice, pads and...

Lawrosa, if it wasn't for white mice, pads and baby wipes what would we do? Hand out carts at Walmart? LOL
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solar lighting question

We have a pair of solar lights at the end of our driveway that are used for markers. During the summer they work fine and we mostly need the lights in the morning when backing out. Now that the...
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Let's say you go out and buy a new car and leave...

Let's say you go out and buy a new car and leave it sit for a year without being run, now you need it to start. You probably have a 50/50 chance of it starting. Same thing goes for a pump. Leaving it...
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What type of pump do you have? Does it have a...

What type of pump do you have? Does it have a pressure switch? Seems like alot of the radon systems around here have the vent pipe for the radon system in the sump cover. if your sump cover has a...
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This pump was installed over a year ago. Is this...

This pump was installed over a year ago. Is this the first time the pump was required to run? Alot of things can change in a years time. The homeowner needs to take some responsibility and make sure...
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There is a product called Bio-Clean that we have...

There is a product called Bio-Clean that we have had good luck with for a build-up like that but it has to sit for awhile as you mentioned.


Bio-Clean: Distributed by Statewide Supply...
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Shouldn't hurt anything, maybe slight gain but...

Shouldn't hurt anything, maybe slight gain but nothing you would probably notice.
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I told you but you wouldn't believe me!! LOL

I told you but you wouldn't believe me!! LOL
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The wife is always right. You must be a...

The wife is always right. You must be a newlywed!! LOL
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You can get a submersible pump with an adjustable...

You can get a submersible pump with an adjustable switch that mounts to the discharge pipe(no blocks needed). The switch is called a vertical master and is made by SJE Rhombus. The upright pump you...
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We have had pretty good luck with these Metro...

We have had pretty good luck with these Metro pumps. They come in 1/3, 1/2 & 3/4 horse and have a pretty low amp draw which could save a few bucks if your pump runs alot. Stay away from the SPI...
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If no water is comming up through the crack I...

If no water is comming up through the crack I wouldn't do anything. Be thankful your basement is that dry. Sometimes it can be an issue because your drain tile hose usually comes in at a much higher...
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Was it really windy? I can see the water in our...

Was it really windy? I can see the water in our toilet move up and down on a windy day. Maybe excessive wind could cause it to flush? Does your plumbing vent have a cap/screen on it where it exit's...
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Typically there is a wire that runs from the tank...

Typically there is a wire that runs from the tank to the basement. The float inside the tank connects to that wire on that end and the other end connects to the alarm in the house. If you have that...
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I have a guy two doors down that has been...

I have a guy two doors down that has been installing septic systems for 25+ yrs. He says never use any of that stuff. It breaks down the solids in the tank and sends them out into the drainage field...
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If you have a 4" pipe that goes out to the tank...

If you have a 4" pipe that goes out to the tank at basement ceiling level then that is probably collecting all the waste water from upstairs and the small sump in the basement is for the basement...
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Posted By pumpguy

You really need to keep sand out of the pit, so...

You really need to keep sand out of the pit, so some kind of bottom is needed. Sand = pump killer.
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