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think of your home's,,,

basement as a boat's hull,,, you have a leak in the hull somewhere & its the sump,,, sounds as if the wtr table's rising 'cause the drain pipes're overload'd,,, could be they're clogg'd or crush'd in...
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sounds like you're,,,

right - wtr's getting into the sump,,, effluent pumps're no different'n regular sump pumps c'ept the impellers're steel to grind sewage,,, right now, you're draining rainwtr into the sanitary system...
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Posted By so-elitecrete

firebrick & fire-resistant,,,

mortar ( refractory ),,, if you remove the tiles, you may find it already in place if its a working f/p,,, most bldrs don't know either - that's why the sub to a mason w/experience :D
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Posted By so-elitecrete

more information now,,,

makes much more sense now & a great idea,,, interested in the pump's capacity, cost, & elevation of tanks on hill,,, imagine the pump'll be installed at the btm.
03-19-08, 04:13 AM
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Posted By so-elitecrete

will need 2 addl circuits in the garage shortly &...

will need 2 addl circuits in the garage shortly & they'll both be 20a gfi protected w/12-3 wire.

m marc, aura besoin de 2 circuits d'addl dans le garage sous peu et ils veulent tous les deux...
03-19-08, 04:06 AM
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Posted By so-elitecrete

have an irregular-shape tub,,,

wondering if this would be workable to have a foam (ensolite) cap made of just fill it w/ping-pong balls ? ? ?
03-19-08, 03:50 AM
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Posted By so-elitecrete

you could cut it dry,,,

but there'll be mucho dust, of course,,, important you but the right blade for the saw's rpm's,,, wet blades're much better imo but you're not going to put food on your table making c-tops,,,...
03-18-08, 05:24 PM
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Posted By so-elitecrete

the panel's 200amp,,,

turns out its an old garage fridge that's drawing too much on startup tripping the brkr,,, wondering if i can replac some brkrs - eg, 15a to 20a, 20s to 30s, etc - & upgrade the box rather'n...
03-18-08, 05:11 PM
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Posted By so-elitecrete

we often put discharges,,,

away from the sump/pump(s),,, you just need to run your discharge line under the replac'd conc next to the wall THEN up the wall to discharge point(s),,, makes no difference WHERE you place the...
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Posted By so-elitecrete

agree w/teddy,,,

eventually wtr temp'll equal interior temp,,, not sure why you need so much wtr but, if it were my job, perhaps i'd run the wtr thru ext heat exchangers ( discard'd a/c units ) at nite to draw some...
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Posted By so-elitecrete

1st off, cement's an ingredient,,,

of concrete,,, but here's another thought for you as this job's difficult to spread conc uniformly in the base w/o lots of external vibration which leads to mix segregation,,, why not just fill it...
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Posted By so-elitecrete

round stone for backfill,,,

then compaction's much easier,,, yes, vapor barrier even if it doesn't ' tie in ' to the original,,, wire mesh centered vertically ( +/- 5% per aci ) adds tensile strength to conc while its going...
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Posted By so-elitecrete

walkout bsmt OR hatch access ? ? ?

is that a 3' x 3' landing at the btm of the conc steps ? ? ? if so, place the sump/pump there w/steel grate above it,,, sometimes we also drill'd the blocks in the wall to release the trapp'd wtr in...
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Posted By so-elitecrete

saw that, con,,,

m mouse design & contg lives evidently :D cement board, indeed :wall: even respond'd to the post.

mine was better & MUCH stronger,,, thinking of what to do here in atl,,, ferro-cement seems...
03-18-08, 07:39 AM
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Posted By so-elitecrete

thanks,,, if you ever find out,,,

what i said/post'd that got me the diy-time out, lemme know :D sometimes i don't ' play well w/others ' as the banning mod said anonymously
03-18-08, 07:36 AM
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Posted By so-elitecrete

call when you're in marietta,,,

we'll sit on the back deck, lie, spit, & tell stories :D
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Posted By so-elitecrete

no one said you could,,,

use the idea while avoiding exorbitant licensing fees,,, ask me about my homemade hot-tub sometime :D
03-17-08, 08:25 PM
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Posted By so-elitecrete

w/o a doubt, mike,,,

15a,,, had to - couldn't fit a penny behind it :D might've been born at nite but not last nite.

many thanks, guyz,,, hadn't thought they did but, like anything else, its equipment,,, will run a...
03-17-08, 06:39 PM
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Posted By so-elitecrete

do circuit breakers ' wear out ' ? ? ?

or degrade in performance over the yrs ?,,, have 1 circuit for the garage which has the sgle ovhd door, i 100w bulb fixture, & 1 dble outlet into which a fridge's plugg'd,,, sometimes ( often ) it...
03-17-08, 05:10 PM
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Posted By so-elitecrete

more'n likely its because,,,

soil acids're attacking the mile in the mortar,,, since the wtr's already found a weak spot, it won't attack the lime in the blocks as heavily,,, there're pinholes in mortar jnts so its much easier...
03-17-08, 05:02 PM
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Posted By so-elitecrete

water weighs more'n 7# a gal,,,

http://www.answers.com/how+much+does+water+weigh+%3F?cat=technology&gwp=13

8'x12'x8'x12'x3'x12' = 331,776 cu in / wtr's 231 cu in per gal = 1,436 gal x 8.31 # = 5.967659 TONS,,, now add on the...
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Posted By so-elitecrete

about the only part that's good,,,

is you have a porch :D here's what to do from that part on - depending on your geographic location AND your age, tile/brick/slate's not a good option for ext exposure,,, if you're an old guy like...
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Posted By so-elitecrete

you don't need a lot of heat,,,

'cause, once you get your conc up to 34/36f, the snow'll melt,,, you'll need a heat source, some pex tubing, 2 pumps, & a cooperative concrete contractor.

some use elec mats but we used a...
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Posted By so-elitecrete

actually its easier to add,,,

a ' curb ' to the low side & redirect the wtr that way IF i understand your situation correctly.
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