How A Basement Sump Pump Works




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Victor Chuma: Great video Dominic. This answered all my questions about a sub pump. We just moved from an apartment to a house. I'm hearing all sorts of new sounds that I am not custom to. So this video really helped me better understand my new home. 
Thanks again, keep up the great video!

Dragon Steel: Now install a check valve so all the water in the pipe does not drain back through the pump back into your basin every time it turns off (notable the bubbles when you turned the pump off).
 

Loesje Vervloet: Is the sumppump for rainwater from outside or for the bathroom?

watchyourtubenow2009: thank you for the information

Ed Weldon: why not install a drain?

askmediy: In very cold areas I don't use a check valve. This way the water in the pipe will not freeze. Been there done that.

Mytechtime: Where is the check valve? Every time the pump shuts off, all the water in the pipe would flow back into the sump pit without one.

Busywave: Can a sump pump be installed in any basement, or is one really needed in every basement? All I have in my basement is a drain, but after a very hard rain I get a few puddles of water here and there. I haven't lived in it long, but I noticed that on one side of the house the grade is pitched toward the foundation. Do you think the water is leaking in on that side causing the puddles? Thanks for the video. Mark

bmw5233: Hi Dominick, Had a lot of rain lately, and the water reservoir in my basement is as high as I have ever seen it. I'm in a new house, first time home owner, and not handy at all. How can I tell if the pump is turned on? It's not making noise, that I can tell. Nor do I see any flow within the reservoir. However, when I flipped the sump circuit, I heard some water flow change...from where, I'm not exactly sure. Do sumps run full time?

djohns111111: gordon - you are correct - i have a black irrigation tube - 4" - running from my pvc pipe where it exits the house, around to the front of my house and down my drive way.

Gordon Thyne: Very informative. Where does the water drain? If it goes back into the yard isn't it just a vicious cycly? Does the drain pipe have to extend out to the street? Thanks

Sindhujaa Neethirajan: the water sound is disturbing can u pls rerecord it

Chamininable: Thanks.

askmediy: High end and this one was about 300.

Chamininable: Is this a high end pump or is it average? How much are one of these?

Mark O: Great video, Dominick !! I have springs around and beneath my house (basement and garage) to the point that my tools rust IN MY GARAGE !! I'm wondering if a sump pump will help....your thoughts??

jduncanm3golf: are these hard to install?

iquit4gud: My basement just got flooded. The sump pump is always set to 'off' but it always automatically pumps out the water when it rains (that is what a handyman told me.) This time it didn't happen, and I had to manually turn it on. When I do, I hear the noise of the pump. What I want to know, is how come I never hear the noise of the pump when it's pumping automatically? And does it really make sense that it's set to "off" yet it comes on when it needs to? Anyone?

Masood Wahab: Great video Dominic, thanks for giving us the 1-2.
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