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    Sump pumps

    Check'em if you've got 'em, mines being going off all night.



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    Re: Sump pumps

    Good. Mine is finally off too. It was going on all day yesterday.



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    Re: Sump pumps

    Mine's workin' just fine.



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    Re: Sump pumps

    If you don't have one for your basement better get one before the spring thaw.





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    Re: Sump pumps

    When I was a little kid I thought they were called, "Sun Pumps."


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    Re: Sump pumps

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonedave25 View Post
    When I was a little kid I thought they were called, "Sun Pumps."
    He meant to say "until this thread was started I thought they were called sun pumps."



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    Re: Sump pumps

    Spring thaw is just tons of fun.


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    Re: Sump pumps

    Quote Originally Posted by heyguy85 View Post
    He meant to say "until this thread was started I thought they were called sun pumps."
    No, no, no, I already knew that sun pumps were just a fancy name for bicycle pumps.


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    Re: Sump pumps

    I just replaced mine last year. The old one quit working and my finished basement flooded. That sucked.



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    Re: Sump pumps

    my girlfriends parents in Marion had theirs quit tonight and had a couple puddles form in their basement...they replaced it last year after the old one quit and they ended up with a quarter inch of water in their entire basement...I was in colorado at the time but I heard it was not fun to clean up.



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    Re: Sump pumps

    If you live in a newly constructed home make sure to check yours. Our builder put the cheapest model in and it died after a year. We could hear the motor running but it had ceased up and was not actually pumping water out of the well.



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    Re: Sump pumps

    OK. Maybe a stupid question but how do you check your pump? Do you add water until it comes on? Or just lift the float? I know it isn't good to run a pump without head on the impeller and that is why I would rather not simply lift the float.


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    Re: Sump pumps

    I would think add water until it comes on. I'm considering buying a secondary pump with a battery just in case. Seems like, when you need it most, the power goes out.



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    Re: Sump pumps

    Quote Originally Posted by CyinCo View Post
    OK. Maybe a stupid question but how do you check your pump? Do you add water until it comes on? Or just lift the float? I know it isn't good to run a pump without head on the impeller and that is why I would rather not simply lift the float.
    Add water.



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    Re: Sump pumps

    mine has been running every 45 minutes


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