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I have a sump pump in the converted room from a garage in

I have a sump pump in the converted room from a garage in first floor. The sump pump around not sealed well by concrete. There is a piece wood to cover the pump storage box. Here it is the pic of the pump area.https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10209631176406325&set=a.3192447540200.2151151.1536242559&type=3Do I need seal the pump around with concrete for radon gas exposure?ThxHua

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Is a plumber the person to do a yearly check on my sump pump

Is a plumber the person to do a yearly check on my sump pump and tell me if I have a check valve to prevent back flow or can I have a maintenance man do this? Where exactly is the backflow valve and what does it look like?I tried to trigger the sump pump last summer by filling it from the hose but I couldn't get it to go high enough because the water kept leaking through the holes in the sump pit. Is this normal?

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I know battery back is an option sump pump to deal with

I know battery back is an option for a sump pump to deal with water removal. What is done for an ejector crock other than knowing not to use the downstairs plumbing when the power is out or installing a generator?

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I have a washer in my basement. It currently drains to the

I have a washer in my basement. It currently drains to the sump pump. Please tell me the best method to redirect the water to the sanitary sink pipe 7 ft above. I have a utility sink to catch water from the washer. Should I install a pump from the sink or put in a bigger pump. I'll have to get a plumber to do it. How long would this type of job usually take? I have PVC drain pipe. I'd like to have a plan and materials on hand before I bring in a plumber.

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Hey, . I have a huge sump pump system that

Hey, My name is Matt. I have a huge sump pump system that is in my yard to remove an underground stream. When it has problems my basement floods. There is about 12 feet down, more looks like a well. Originally when they did the house, they put the check valve about 10 feet up. Is this a good placement for it? I assume I need to drill the 3/16 hole down by the sump pump, should I put another up under the check valve to allow air? Thanks in advance!JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?Customer: I need to replace one of the sump pumps as it continues to run. I am just making sure I do it right. I have asked plumbers to do it, but no one wants to take on that type of project (no experience with it). Just wondering about 1 or 2 3/16 holes as described above and if 10 feet is okay to put the check valveJA: OK got it. Last thing — Plumbers generally expect a deposit of about $18 to help with your type of question (you only pay if satisfied). Now I'm going to take you to a page to place a secure deposit with JustAnswer. Don't worry, this chat is saved. After that, we will finish helping you.

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My basement flooded with water and sewage and I red a

my basement flooded with water and sewage and I hired a plumber to come out and snake the drain. He went out 50 feet and able to clear some of the line because the water went down and I cleaned up the debris left behind and for this he charged me $375. Then just at a month later the basement flooded again this time with about 6 inches of water. I called the plumbing company to send someone out and they sent a two man team that took a look at the situation and they were very nice and polite to me and said it would be very expensive to have them clear out the water and the sewage and and it was something i could easily do myself so I rented a sump pump and cleared it out. The next day the sent a different two man team who also couldn't believe the original plumber had not gone out to the main city drain and they snaked it again and it took them about 45 min. They went all the way out to the main city drain. However, the second flood got so high that it damaged my gas valve on my water heater and I had to pay $517 to get the valve replaced. The Plumbing company sent me a bill for the second visit and on it they gave me $100 credit for not going out to the city main in the first place. In my mind that is as good as admitting they made a mistake or they wouldn't be offering me such a discount.My questions are 1) is it accepted practice that when you hire a plumber to snake your main drain that they go all the way out to the main city line. All four plumbers that were here after the first disaster agreed he should have snaked out to the main drain. My second question is can I hold the plumbers financially responsible for the gas valve repair that would not have happened if they would have done what you hired them for in the first place? My third question is how do you suggest I handle this...Try talking to the company about it or what? I have already consulted a lawyer but she said it kind of depended what the industry standard is so I am trying to get some expert opinions that I can take to court if I so end up having to sue them for the second flood and resulting damage to my water heater. thank you for you time on this matter.

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Floor drain is plugged going to my sump pump. Called a

Floor drain is plugged going to my sump pump. Called a plumber he tried to clean it out. He couldn't, and think he broke my pipe. House was built in 1938.

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Daniel Plourde

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I have two hot water heaters that are electronically lit and

I have two hot water heaters that are electronically lit and don't require a match. Apparently the last rainstorm flooded the basement somewhat and the sump pump could not handle the volume. I can't seem to lite either one of them. They must be still wet? I cracked the gas line and it is flowing.HOTPOINT Model # ***** 11/2006GE Model # ***** 07/2011

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How do I find out why my sump pump is not working? In my

How do I find out why my sump pump is not working? In my basement the shower, toilet, and sink go to the sump pump. I have a Topps sump pump. Is it most likely the engine or a clog? How can I fix on my own?

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