02:20PM | 06/27/03
Member Since: 06/26/03
1 lifetime posts
I live in a 1955 brick Rambler with a sump pump in the basement storage area, which have not given me any problems since I moved in 3 years ago. Recently we noticed that the pump was not working because the concrete floor which has tile, started to get humid, wet (like moping a floor). We noticed the pump wasn't on, but plugged in. When we would touch it, it comes on. So, we took it out and cleaned the rust build-up and placed it back and no problems after that, and the floor started to clear again. Now, the floor is starting to get humid and wet again. Any idea what's going on?

G Crawl


08:07AM | 07/05/03
Member Since: 04/26/03
9 lifetime posts
Probably just a bad float assembly.
Mine stopped working last fall (came down to a basement with 7 inches of water in it).

I hit the pump with a stick and it started pumping, but after that, I found water filling the french drain until I hit the pump again at which point it pumped again. It sometimes stuck and sometimes worked.

I just decided to be safe and get a new pump, as I have no idea how old the existing pump was (it was in the house when I bought it).

Some pumps you can just get a new float assembly, others you can't replace them.



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.


type the code from the image


Post_new_button or Login_button

Deep blue grays like the shade shown in this example "have a nautical, serene feeling," says Amy Hendel, designer for Hend... Built on a rocky island in the Drina River, near the town of Bajina Basta, Serbia, this wooden house was cobbled together ... Large steel-framed windows flood the interior of this remodeled Michigan barn with daylight. The owners hired Northworks A... Edging formed with upside-down wine bottles is a refreshing change. Cleverly and artistically involving recycled materials... A Washington State couple called on BC&J Architects to transform their 400-square-foot boathouse into a hub for family bea... Similar to the elevated utensil concept, hanging your pots and pans from a ceiling-mounted rack keeps them nearby and easy... Few projects are more fun than upcycling a vintage piece in a surprising way. Outfitted with a sink and a delicately tiled... The thyme growing between these stepping stones adds a heady fragrance to strolls along this lush, low-maintenance garden ... Decoupage is an easy way to add any paper design to your switch plate, whether it is wallpaper, scrapbook paper, book page... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Reluctant to throw away any of those unidentified keys in your junk drawer? Hang them from a few chains attached to a simp... A stripped-down model, sans screened porch, starts out at $79,000. Add the porch, a heated floor for the bath, and all the... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon