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<p>Do you mean a replacement?  Or, do they need to dig a hole, put in a pump, and run a line (ie., put one in where none was there before)?</p>
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<p>If it's a replacement, you could do it yourself.</p>
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<p>Otherwise...sorry, don't know.</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Theia</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/68858/anyone-have-experience-having-a-sump-pump-installed#post_1922507"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-right:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-bottom:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>No, not a replacement.  :(   Starting from scratch here. </p>
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Oh dear.  :(</p>
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<p>So you'll need to have french drains installed and all the plumbing that goes with them....  $10k.  At least.  Is the plan to dig up the foundation and install the drains there or dig up the inside of the basement?</p>
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<p>Not a plumber but I watch a lot of HGTV.</p>
 

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<p>Big variance possible on what you're having done.  Hole in basement floor, install crock, electrical power to hole if none close, plumbing for pump exit, pump, $2k max.   Much more expensive if going nneJ's route....</p>
 

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<p>Oy!</p>
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<p>I did mine myself for about 150.00.  It isn't hard to break up concrete and dig a hole.  Slide a pit into the hole.  A bag of quick set concrete to seal the floor again.  I ran the pump hose into my floor drain...but you're supposed to run it back outside...but even if I did that, it'd cost another 20.00 for piping.</p>
 

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<p>Let's see..a thousand for airfare...hmmmmm.... :D<br><br>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Theia</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/68858/anyone-have-experience-having-a-sump-pump-installed#post_1922568"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-right:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-bottom:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Torque, what's your availability, oh, next week?   <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/lol.gif" style="width:15px;height:15px;" title=""></p>
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<p><em>My peoples all be straining<br>
Or too much it may be raining<br>
I need one installed so badly<br>
But I don't have one, so sadly</em></p>
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<p><em>What is this you ask me</em></p>
<p><em>Will you take on this task, see</em></p>
<p><em>I'm starting here from scratch, yes</em></p>
<p><em>Piping and holes, you might guess</em></p>
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<p><em>It's my sump, my sump my sump my sump<br>
My sump my sump my sump<br>
My sumpy little pump, check it out</em></p>
 

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<p>I like torque and RFH's way much better.</p>
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<p>Will a sump pump work if there are no drains along the foundation?  I can see that stopping water from coming up from the floor, but what stops the water from coming through the walls?</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>refinnej10</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/68858/anyone-have-experience-having-a-sump-pump-installed#post_1922595"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-right:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-bottom:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>I like torque and RFH's way much better.</p>
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<p>Will a sump pump work if there are no drains along the foundation?  I can see that stopping water from coming up from the floor, but what stops the water from coming through the walls?</p>
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Me too.  <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/lol.gif" style="width:15px;height:15px;" title="">  I guess I'll find out next week what exactly will be involved.  The water seeps in through the side walls/floors whenever it either rains really hard OR rains when the ground is already saturated (for example, a foot of snow on the ground followed by an unseasonably warm rainy day... nowhere for the rain to go, so it all ends up in my basement). <br>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>refinnej10</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/68858/anyone-have-experience-having-a-sump-pump-installed#post_1922504"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-right:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-bottom:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Having our sump pump replaced cost us ~$300</p>
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<p>Huh?  Is this some super-duper sump-pump? </p>
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<p>I'm like torque (well, I didn't have to dig the hole).  But, replacing a pump cost me, essentially, the price of the pump, which is anywhere from $100-150...</p>
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<p>I can change one out in less then 10 minutes.  I have to replace them every few years because they get worn out.  Sometimes during the winter, my pump goes off every 2 minutes.  Which scares the hell out of me, because if I ever lost power...bad things would happen in the basement.</p>
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<p>Gotta get a generator someday.<br><br>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Tech Tee</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/68858/anyone-have-experience-having-a-sump-pump-installed#post_1922603"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-right:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-bottom:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p> </p>
<p>Gotta get a generator someday.<br><br>
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<p>Yeah, that's on the list someday too! </p>
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<p>Being a grown-up is way overrated. <br>
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<p>Gotta get a generator someday.<br><br>
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<p>an "ace in the hole" would be cheaper.</p>
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<p>I've done it myself.  I would not put it inside the home.  It's not  uncommon for the power to go out during a big ass rain storm and if you don't  have a backup power  source your basement will flood faster than ever.  Look at the slope of your landscape and divert water flow if possible.  Attach downspouts to drain tile and pipe away from the home.  Dig the well and reinforce with a liner.  Lay drain tile in yard to divert flow or lead to the sump well so the pump can remove it. Inside the wall fill cracks with hydrolic cement or other appropriate material.  Sweating  and seepage can be stopped by applying waterproofing coating to bare concrete. The perimeter joint between the wall and floor should be caulked with a sealant.  A polyurethane like NP1 works well. The  floor should be painted with a waterproofing coating as well.  Hopefully, your basement is unfinished and the walls and floors are bare concrete.  Wet the floor with a mist of water and see if it wets in and turns dark gray.  If the water beads up you have a curing membrane, sealer, etc down and need to remove it so the waterproofing coating can wet into the concrete. </p>
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<p><a href="http://www.seal-krete.com/damplock.htm" target="_blank">http://www.seal-krete.com/damplock.htm</a>   Damplock is good for walls. </p>
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<p>The big challange is that water will take the path of least resistance.  It's best to divert it away from</p>
<p>the house.  If it builds up next to the home, it will keep moving until it finds a route into the home.  You can fix areas, only to have it come in from another point.  It's best to treat as many areas as you   can on the problem sides of the home at once. </p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Theia</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/68858/anyone-have-experience-having-a-sump-pump-installed#post_1922596"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>LMAO at Moon!!!!! </p>
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<p>Torque, you pay your own airfare, and I'll throw in some homemade Greek sweets.  Whaddya say???  </p>
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Tempting....very tempting.</p>
 

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<p>Huh?  Is this some super-duper sump-pump? </p>
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<p>I'm like torque (well, I didn't have to dig the hole).  But, replacing a pump cost me, essentially, the price of the pump, which is anywhere from $100-150...</p>
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<p>I can change one out in less then 10 minutes.  I have to replace them every few years because they get worn out.  Sometimes during the winter, my pump goes off every 2 minutes.  Which scares the hell out of me, because if I ever lost power...bad things would happen in the basement.</p>
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<p>Gotta get a generator someday.<br><br>
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There was a $50-$60 just to show up and see what the problem is fee (I live in the sticks) + labor + parts.</p>
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<p>It was so heavy duty it bit it a couple months later...  but the nice plumber guy refunded the whole cost (parts and labor) when I had to call someone else to fix it (he didn't have a cell and I have a very limited tolerance for watching the water in the basement rise).</p>
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<p>The new one can be powered by the generator, which is nice.<br>
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