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JLMCDANIEL
Re: Sump Pump doing neighboorhood duty

As a temporary fix, could you run the sump to a laundry sink or another sewer drain, I know Mass. is tough but it's a real safety issue. That way you could work on a permanent solution when it's a little warmer.
Jack

Sean M.
Re: Sump Pump doing neighboorhood duty

I never even thought about the freezing issue with the pop up. Sorry it was in the middle of the night when I responded.

Sherry
Re: Sump Pump doing neighboorhood duty

Hi HHVC,

I clicked on the link but it would not let me see the pictures.

Could you upload a couple to this site?

Sherry
Re: Sump Pump doing neighboorhood duty

I think Jack’s idea to run it to an indoor sump or laundry tub (temporarily) is a good idea. Though it is probably not a legal (long-term) remedy you’ve got a dangerous situation with all that ice.

happy hippie ve...
Re: Sump Pump doing neighboorhood duty

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Hope these work.

I added the other side of the house. There is a 3ft piece of earth between the house and hedges. I can re-route the PVC pipe in the cellar to the spot under the bay and the water will flow away from the house but not on the sidewalk.

If I re-route to the backyard the water will flow back into the sump pump causing it to do double duty.

Sound like a plan?

Thanks everyone.

Here's to a happy and peaceful new year.

JLMCDANIEL
Re: Sump Pump doing neighboorhood duty

Maybe you can get permission to run the pip over to your neighbors drive way so the water will flow down the apron to the street.
Jack

Sherry
Re: Sump Pump doing neighboorhood duty

HHVC,

If you discharge the water under the bay then I'd be concerned that the water would flow toward the hedges and onto the sidewalk.

You mentioned that if you discharged the sump to the back yard it would flow back into the sump. It sounds to me like your backyard is pitched towards your house. If this is correct then this could be the source of the bulk of the water in your sump. Can you regrade your back yard to pitch the ground away from your foundation?

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