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Sump Pumps - Lets Pump It Up

Let's start here: when I refer to a sump pump, I am specifically speaking about a sewage lift pump. They are typically found in a basement of a house where the city sewer or the septic tank inlet is higher than the floor of the basement. They are always installed in what we usually call a "barrel." It's exactly like you would think: a large, sealed (usually plastic) barrel that houses a pump inside. They are often roughly 24'' in diameter and roughly 36'' deep. From a homeowners perspective, only the top will be seen as they are installed under the floor to allow for basement plumbing to drain into them via gravity.

So now that you know what it is, let's discuss the dos and don'ts of pumping.

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