Tag Archive: sump pump

Jul 25 2010

Drainage

For many years we’ve had a serious drainage problem in our back yard …. every time it rained, we would get a big puddle in the back yard that would stick around for at least a week.  The picture to the left is the back yard 3 or 4 days after a heavy rain. At …

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Dec 28 2008

Frozen Sump Pump

As I mentioned a few days ago in twitter, the outflow pipe of our sump pump froze. I had gone down stairs to get something from the utility room and found that the sump pump was running … and didn’t stop.   The pump sounded OK, but no water was draining from the pit.   …

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Sep 13 2008

Testing the sump pump

Considering the weather today, it seems to be a fine time to test the Aquanot backup sump pump. It’s taking quite a while for the water level to go high enough in the pit. I’m a bit worried that the float on the pump is too high. Problem here is that once the water goes …

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