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k2

12:19PM | 10/20/04
Member Since: 06/06/03
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Greetings all,

I'm thinking about installing a sump pump (or reasonable facsimile) down in the crawl space and would appreciate any advice.

The crawlspace is generally dry--except for many years ago when a hot tub hose leaked and dumped several hundred gallons of water down there. (We no longer have a hot tub!)

Anyway I'm concerned that there's a chance (hopefully small) that a pipe could burst and flood it down there (most likely in subzero weather).

The crawlspace is dirt, and slopes from about 3' to about 6'. It's mostly covered with polyethelene.

Do any of you folks have any recommendations for a pump for emergency conditions? As I'm talking mainly for "insurance"--I'd rather not spend lots of money/time/effort if I can help it.

I'd rather not dig down and put in a true "sump." I'd rather not have to dedicate an electrical circuit. I'd hopefully be able to use garden hose, or somehow else keep it as simple as possible.

Can you tell it's not my favorite place to pick up an extra project?

Thanks in advance!

Regards,

-k2 in CO

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cellarwater

12:32PM | 10/20/04
Member Since: 12/09/03
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a small submersible pump with a side inlet screen should work. 1/14 inch hose kits can be bought for this. Or a gas or electric self prime pump can be used. The pump can be set outside put a suction hose in the crawl space, and another hose on the squirt end of the pump. I'll watch for any questions. C.

k2

04:00PM | 10/20/04
Member Since: 06/06/03
1250 lifetime posts
Hi Cellarwater,

Interesting! And thanks for your response.

I assume you mean 1/4 (not 1/14") hose. Is there something with (maybe) garden hose capability?

As I mentioned, I'm most concerned about that rare case of freeze damage.

Any more specifics would be appreciated.

Thanks again C.!

Regards,

-k2 in CO

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cellarwater

02:04AM | 10/21/04
Member Since: 12/09/03
178 lifetime posts
There are pumps that small that will take a garden hose. Little Giants PP or Water Wizard series. www.LittleGiantPump.com Check this out, see if theres any thing you like. Let me know if I can be of more help. C.

k2

06:22AM | 10/21/04
Member Since: 06/06/03
1250 lifetime posts
Hi there C.,

I've been looking at that site, and several others (mainly pool suppliers).

Still not sure how much effort I want to put into this. Everything I tackle becomes so time consuming, and I'm already so overcommitted!

I will continue to try and learn about these, in the meantime. I'm looking at "longer term"; I don't see this as something I can just "slap in."

I appreciate your replies, and am glad to hear that there are some out there that can be fairly easily hooked up.

By the way, Little Giant's "consumer" site is currently "under construction." But I'll look in on it from time to time.

Thanks again, see you on another post.

Regards,

-k2 in CO

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cellarwater

12:56PM | 10/21/04
Member Since: 12/09/03
178 lifetime posts
O.K. K2 Glad to be of some help. C.
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