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cellarwater

02:56PM | 12/12/04
Member Since: 12/09/03
178 lifetime posts
The crushed rock can be bought in bags in garden shop or you-know-hooseohs. Get the new 4inch 10 foot lenghths of swiss pipe there too. Forget that coily black stuff[like what was pulled out] it's tough to hold a grade with it. dig 4 inches below the bottom of the pipe all the way across the trench. Drop in the stone,level it place the pipe holes down on the stone, fill with stone to the top of the pipe leave 2 inches for cement. Make sure the pipe has a gradual grade up 1/8 inch per foot or so. Watch that the sump pump is clear of silt or it will clog, Does the other stand up pump work? Make sure in case you need it. C. [time for a beer! ;)]

tomz71ss

12:38PM | 12/13/04
Member Since: 11/13/04
90 lifetime posts
ya, that other pump works, but as we drain the washer in that spot, the force of the washer water going into the hole used to mess up the float level all the time, so i went with the submersible with the 'floating' switch, this has worked out very well so far [as far as keeping the actual sump hole draining good].

looks like i'll keep digging along my trench, and after the holidays get some new pipe and rocks.

thanks again for all the help so far,

t

cellarwater

12:54PM | 12/13/04
Member Since: 12/09/03
178 lifetime posts
Ask Santa for the stone & pipe, or a gift card : ) C.

tomz71ss

12:51PM | 12/14/04
Member Since: 11/13/04
90 lifetime posts
hahahahaha......or should that be hohohohoh?

tomz71ss

01:13PM | 12/28/04
Member Since: 11/13/04
90 lifetime posts
haven't done much since my last post, but, the water is now flowing nicely to the hole, and things are drying out [yippie].

i figure in another weeks time i'll have it all dug out and ready for materials.

just thought i'd post something so you guys knew i haven't fallen off the map [or drown in the cellar, haha].

look for some news in a week or so [with pic's].

thanks again for all the help so far,

t

cellarwater

02:06PM | 12/29/04
Member Since: 12/09/03
178 lifetime posts
I hope that you had a good Christmas!! It's too bad there's no icon with Santa or Rudolph or something. How was the egg nog? I was beginning to miss your basement saga! I'll be looking foward to more posts. It's good to know that the problem is getting solved. I'll check back. C.

tomz71ss

02:21PM | 12/30/04
Member Since: 11/13/04
90 lifetime posts
if you miss my cellar saga, you need to get out more, hahaha....

j/k, ya, the holidays were good, hope yours were as well.

as soon as i have some new developments, i'll post them.

thanks again C, it's been nice to have some help on this, and if you ever find yourself in central NY, look me up, we'll have a beer or two, and look at my neighbors wet cellars [big wink here].

t

cellarwater

03:48PM | 12/30/04
Member Since: 12/09/03
178 lifetime posts
I like this site! I'm usually out in the summer, the days are short & we got snowed on 3 days ago. Definitely hook up if I get out your way. How far are you from the thruway? C.

tomz71ss

04:16AM | 12/31/04
Member Since: 11/13/04
90 lifetime posts
i'm about 10 minutes [if that] from the canastota/oneida exit, i think it's exit 33.
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