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How far can I run a discharge pipe from the sump pump to the

How far can I run a discharge pipe from the sump pump to the opening to the outside of the house?

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I've got a sump pump question. Is there any way to reroute

Hi there.. I've got a sump pump question. Is there any way to reroute the outside drainage hose? The rain water is puddling right by the house, and going back into the basement. The drainage pipe is sticking down into the ground. Where is that water going to? Could that pipe be blocked? Can disconnect that pipe and clamp it to a different pipe above ground and point it away from the house?JA: How long has this been going on? And how severe is the problem?Customer: My sister has been getting standing water in her basement for a few day's now. The sump pump is working.JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: Yeah..I guess. If it's possible.JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: The area I live in has gotten A LOT of rain. (Abnormal) amount.

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I have a home with a private well, with an on-off, up and

I have a home with a private well, with an on-off, up and down switch. Tonight, a few minutes ago, it quit working. What now?

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WCohn

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High water in my basement has shut off my gas hot water

High water in my basement has shut off my gas hot water heater pilot light. Is the water heater toast now?JA: I think they do a wonderful job. All Experts must pass our rigorous 8 Step Expert Quality Process. This ensures that you get the most knowledgeable, trustworthy help anywhere on the Internet. You can learn more about it here: http://ww2.justanswer.com/expert-quality-processCustomer: Im confused. Was that the answer or should I expect more communication?JA: How long has this been going on? And how severe is the problem?Customer: It just happened this morning. Failed sump pump, about eight inches of water, just enough to affect the pilot light. The water has been removed and I am waiting now for a plumber but I wanted some additional information first.JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: No.JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: I don't think so. I have not had any problems with this water heater in the 12 years I have been in my house.

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I have recently installed a backwater valve with a chamber

Hi there, I have recently installed a backwater valve with a chamber in my basement.JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: A few days later I have noticed that the pit has filled up with water to about half way. We also had some large rain and it didn't reall go much up than that. Thank youJA: How long has this been going on? And how severe is the problem?Customer: 1 weekJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: YesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: Nope

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There has been a lot of rain here lately---and is has

Hello. There has been a lot of rain here lately---and is has started to wind down.My sump pump keeps coming on---and then almost immediately it stops. Then it will start again within a couple minutes or less.The water level is right at the floatation switch---so it comes on when it fills to that point---then stopsIf i pull the lever up for the floatation switch ----it will run properly.Should i unplug it and watch the water level---I don't want the motor to burn out.Thank you!!!!!!!!!

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Rick

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I have this brand sump pump and the battery backup says

I have this brand sump pump and the battery backup says battery low and alarm is sounding.....what do i do?JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: I have had problem for almost 1 monthJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: NoJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: I live in new construction so pump is only about17 months old...is battery bad already?

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In our crawl space we had a gas lowboy water heater. When it

Hello. In our crawl space we had a gas lowboy water heater. When it went out we had to replace with a tall water heater. We dug a two feet deep hole put down pavers and installed it. Ground water seeped in so I installed a sump pump to keep everything dry. I currently have a garde hose coming off the sump pump but want to install hard drain line to the sewer line. Have any plumbers out there done this, is it common? Will it pass code? Any help is appreciated

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I want to replace my 15 year old sump pump and back up sump

I want to replace my 15 year old sump pump and back up sump pump. I waswondering the best brands for my new sump. I wanted to install a liberty water powered backup pump. I had a plumber come to quote the job and he told me it would be a mistake to install it. It gets goo reviews. Now I'm just confused.

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