Posted 27 January 2012 - 04:09 PM
Ok, I know this sounds like an 'off the wall' topic, and I hope it is appropriate here. Due to ongoing water problems in our basement we want to install a sump pump. I was just wondering if anyone here has done it themselves, or have any thoughts about it.
I've done a ton of Googling about it, and it looks like it could cost up to a couple of thousand dollars to have it done, but kits for self installation run just a few hundred dollars. I can do electrical, plumbing, and such myself, and a buddy of mine has a jackhammer I can borrow to cut through the concrete floor. As far as getting rid of the water - the floor drain ( city sewer system ) is only about 4 feet away from the spot where I would install it.
One thought I had, was to call a plumber to get an estimate for installation, and see where he would install it, and run the drain. I know they have to go by 'local codes', but it would surely give me some ideas as to the 'basics'.
Alrighty, all thoughts and ideas are surely welcome on this matter.