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eric29

sump pump?

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My sump pump has been running non stop for about the last 3-4 days. It maybe shuts off for a min. here and there. Ive tried to un plug it to see how full it would get and the water came all the way to the top so i had to keep it going. I have a beaver system installed which feeds to the sump pump. My question is do you think that i maybe have a frozen line somewhere to where it is pumped out to or do you think i actually have that much water running into the sump.

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Not trying to be a wise-guy, but do you know where the end of your output line is? If so, check out there and see if there's water coming out.

If your house is on lower ground, we have had a fair amount of rain lately and your pump could be trying to relocate all of that.

I'm not sure what a beaver system is, but I assume it's basically drain tile from around your foundation and under the slab all fed into your sump hole.

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Im not sure about where the output line is at. I know that there is one coming out of the curb in front of my house but ive never seen water coming from it even in the summer so im kinda geussing that maybe at some point the outlit was redone and put right into the catch basin or into the storm pipe.

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You could always try taking the hose off of your sump pump for a minute and blowing some air through it, either manually or with a blower attachment for your compressor. Hopefully there's no resistance

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I do get a lot of water around here but i would think it would be caught up by now after yeasterday and today where temps huvered right around freezing, so it souldnt have melted to much more.

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