Friday, April 19, 2013

Basement Water Update

     Got the water level down to merely "wet" except at the floor drain -- which has valved itself off until the storm/sewer drains return to normal.  A pretty steady trickle of water still entering at all the cracks in the floor, of course.

     Had to tape up cracked spots in the sump pump hose; and it's full-manual, so I can't just leave it running.

     Were I rich--!  But I'm not.


Wayne Conrad said...

It sounds like a basement, in your neck of the woods, is there to provide the house buoyancy. That's a bilge pump you're running, not a sump pump.

Fuzzy Curmudgeon said...

Could be worse. Could be 1913.

perlhaqr said...

Sounds like you maybe out to bodge something up out of a toilet float and a push switch, so it'll run when there's enough water to lift the float.

Roberta X said...

PH: It's an inch of water -- way low for anything but a microswitch, and I have to have the back door open t clear the discharge hose anyway.

Fuzzy: in Kokomo and Elwood, they're saying it *is* 1913 all over again.

Rey Brandt said...

Let's hope that it isn't 1913. The Culver Military Academy kids would end up with another award. They already have a gate.

perlhaqr said...

Ah. Well, probably overkill to work up an automated solution then.

WV -- "oweegra 2001": "A Basement Space Odyssey"