How A Basement Sump Pump Works




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Hany Gamal: Does it have to be on all the time ? or just when we expect heavy rain ? Any Automatic mechanism to switch it on when the water level rises and shuts it down when all the water is drained ?
TIA

Cat Knight: Thanks very much for a simple and informative video. I learned what I needed and it wasn't too long.

wotan237: 1. can you install just outside the wall, outdoors, about 1 or 2 feet from wall? ( the source of flooding is there, the water travels)
2. how much does installation cost?

Kd Grayson: 1/2 the water was back flow lol, a check valve will leave you starting against many lbs of head pressure!

Kevin Hale: This is more of a 'What it does' video. I was looking to understand the mechanics of the pump and not what it does...

San saj: Thank you for this video, our basement recently flooded and we learned the hard way. We didn't have our sump pump on when it was raining and couldn't figure out if it was the grading outside the house or because the sump pump wasn't on. It was the sump pump. The carpeting is only wet from the edges connected to the walls and everything else is dry. Lesson learned! Thanks!

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

Yalec Walson: 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.

Jack K: 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
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