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#1 Retort



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Posted 05 November 2017 - 05:37 PM

Was gone for a few hours and when I got home I could hear a odd noise. So I walk back and into the laundry room, to discover the odd noise was the back up sump pump. It wasn't keeping up with what was running into the sump. I set another pump in the crock and in 5 minutes or so the water was at a dribble. If I had not of had that back up pump I probably would have had several inches of water in the house. It seems the float on the primary pump had failed. This is a testament to the fact that no one needs 'a' sump pump, ya need at least two.


#2 jo73


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Posted 05 November 2017 - 06:58 PM

HUH, attention to all. DIY network is taking over the forum.

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 04:38 PM

best float switches for sump pumps are the ball floats.. very simple and damn near foolproof




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Posted 07 November 2017 - 09:21 PM

Redundancy is more than a safety factor of 2.

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 01:39 PM

HUH, attention to all. DIY network is taking over the forum.

Bust his balls, jo.  This suggestion alone exceeded the amount of useful content you've contributed to this board since ever.

If at first you don't succeed, then maybe you just suck.

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