Why am I getting a sewer odor from the sump hole?
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Is it legal to have your washing machine drain into your sump pump which is connected to the main sewer pipe?
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Are toilets the biggest cause of sump pump clogs?
How are subway systems built ie where do sewer ground water and pumps fit in to it?
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How do you get rid of sewer odors from sinks i notice it on the first floor sinks and in the basemment. i have a sump pump and floor drain for utility tubs. we changed from septic to sewer 10 yrs ago?
What does the check valve do in the sump pump?
what is a sump pump?
A sump pump is a pump used to remove water that has accumulated in a sump pit. A sump pit, commonly found in the home basement, is simply a hole to collect water. The water may enter via the perimeter drains of a basement waterproofing system, funneling into the pit, or may arrive because of rain or because of natural ground water, if the basement is below the water table level.
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What is the difference between dry sump and wet sump?
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What is a back flow prevention device?
It is a box shaped device that is put in a sewer line so that it will only flow one direction. It has a door that hangs from an hinge to let stuff out but if the flow reverses do to flood or another problem the movement of the flow backwards, closes the door. It is not just sewer lines, any line can have one. It is also called a check valve in other application's. A sump pump usually has one to keep water from running back in the sump.
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Can you get a sump off an ef without removing the engine?
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Are you covered if your sump pump fails in a hurricane?
It depends. If you are connected to a public sewer system and you have a sewer back up endorsement, then it shouldn't be an issue. If the insurance company wants to deny it they will call it a flood. A flood is considered to occur anytime water hits the ground before it causes damage to your house or property, and floods are always excluded. However, if there is a mechanical failure then yes it should be covered. When I was an agent we paid many claims resulting from sump pump failure but excluded coverage when it was evident the water came through the basement windows. We also turned down claims when the sump pump was operating to capacity but the amount of water overloaded it.
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How do you tell a steel sump from a aluminum sump?
What does a fish tank overflow do?
Overflows are part of a special type of filtration called a 'sump filter' or sometimes called a 'trickle filter'. Basically the main aquarium has a second, smaller aquarium underneath, usually stored inside the aquarium stand. This second aquarium is called a sump, and contains all of the filtration and heating equipment usually housed in the main aquarium. Water is pumped up from the sump into the main tank, and then returned to the sump from the aquarium via the Overflow. The overflow is basically how the water returns to the sump to be filtered and heated. It is genreally a grated plastic or acrylic enclosure, with a hole and a bulkhead. Water drains through the bulkhead and returns to the sump via a tube.