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Sump pump pumping water continuously
Posted by: PabloCruz ()
Date: April 01, 2019 08:01PM

My basement sump pump has been expelling water every 30 minutes for over a week+.
Confirmed no leak from water line so might be due to recent heavy rainfall. Anyone else experiencing similar issue?

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Re: Sump pump pumping water continuously
Posted by: Bradbury ()
Date: April 01, 2019 08:11PM

If you’re having that issue, you must live in Clifton.

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Re: Sump pump pumping water continuously
Posted by: Dan Demographics ()
Date: April 01, 2019 08:18PM

With a name like PabloCruz, he probably lives in Falls Church.

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Re: Sump pump pumping water continuously
Posted by: PabloCruz ()
Date: April 01, 2019 08:22PM

Umm...obviously that’s not my name.

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Re: Sump pump pumping water continuously
Posted by: Captain Notsoobvious ()
Date: April 01, 2019 08:33PM

Hasn't really rained that much lately. Did get a ton on the 21st but that was a while ago.


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https://www.weather.gov/lwx/cliplot_monthly?site=KIAD

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Re: Sump pump pumping water continuously
Posted by: Water Will Find A Way ()
Date: April 01, 2019 08:35PM

1. Double check your water line
2. If you have close in neighbors have them check their lines
3. One year of heavy rain has reactivated a dormant buried spring
4. Your neighbor left his garden hose on

It is unlikely to be a leak of the water main. That water is under enough pressure to lift asphalt so there would be other signs.

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Re: Sump pump pumping water continuously
Posted by: bdeyv ()
Date: April 01, 2019 08:49PM

dig a well and stop buying city water !

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Re: Sump pump pumping water continuously
Posted by: PabloCruz ()
Date: April 01, 2019 09:08PM

Thanks. Helpful. Appears March21 was record rainfall from chart. Am I reading it correctly

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Re: Sump pump pumping water continuously
Posted by: tdjum ()
Date: April 01, 2019 10:12PM

a new neighborhood built nearby? if so, they are responsible.

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Re: Sump pump pumping water continuously
Posted by: Storm Center 4 ()
Date: April 01, 2019 10:27PM

PabloCruz Wrote:
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> Thanks. Helpful. Appears March21 was record
> rainfall from chart. Am I reading it correctly


Yes, for that day.

Precipitation
Actual Historic Avg. Record

2.69 0.12 2.69

Not really all that much of a record rainfall beyond that though. It was a lot, but we've had many days with a lot more. Especially over multiple days. Don't know how much your pump usually runs otherwise.

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Re: Sump pump pumping water continuously
Posted by: Surprised Sammie ()
Date: April 01, 2019 10:51PM

PabloCruz Wrote:
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> Umm...obviously that’s not my name.


You mean people don’t use their real names on ffu? Shocking!

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Re: Sump pump pumping water continuously
Posted by: Greybeard ()
Date: April 02, 2019 12:02AM

Sounds like the water isn't leaving the foundation area. We had that problem after fixing sump pump. Five years after we moved in, our (unfinished) basement flooded; pump was dead. Once we replaced it, back yard turned into a swamp, so I think it had been dead the entire time. Routing the outflow away from the foundation cured it.

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Re: Sump pump pumping water continuously
Posted by: John B. ()
Date: April 02, 2019 04:30AM

What's the surrounding area like? We're does the neighbors runoff go?

I live near the river and down hill from everyone else. My pump runs during a dr aught.

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Re: Sump pump pumping water continuously
Posted by: Mochael and son ()
Date: April 02, 2019 06:22AM

Call the Lebanese Christians at Michael & sons...
Commission paid tech will come out and tell you this:

You need a new air handler!
Can I pique your interest in a $15k TRANE “XL system?”

“Oh, it was just your sump pump?”

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Re: Sump pump pumping water continuously
Posted by: HAHAHAHA You loser! ()
Date: April 02, 2019 06:07PM

Bradbury Wrote:
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> If you’re having that issue, you must live in
> Clifton.


How do you know? Did your old house in Clifton have that problem. It's okay, your wifes new boyfriend will fix it now that he lives in your house. What a loser.

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Re: Sump pump pumping water continuously
Posted by: Flint Michigan ()
Date: April 02, 2019 06:37PM

Bradbury Wrote:
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> If you’re having that issue, you must live in
> Clifton.


All the 1970s septic tanks have been leaking for years creating an underground aquifer of raw sewage that has contaminated the well water. Contaminated drinking water is why FCPS bailed and closed Clifton Elementary. It's rumoured Clifton ES is where FCPS sends failure Principals to watch over all the kids in the restraint and seclusion thread.

http://www.fairfaxunderground.com/forum/read/2/3092702.html

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Re: Sump pump pumping water continuously
Posted by: PabloPicasso ()
Date: April 02, 2019 06:48PM

OP's neighbor is draining his pool, and put the drain hose into OP's property.

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Re: Sump pump pumping water continuously
Posted by: w7e3w ()
Date: April 03, 2019 11:13PM

well if your a democrat politician or connected to one, i'm sure your already filing for your tax relief and global warming complaints

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Re: Sump pump pumping water continuously
Posted by: uwwmd ()
Date: April 03, 2019 11:16PM

YOUR LUCKY

some sumps are not designed for 100% duty cycle

(duty cycle means the product destroys itself if run over a certain percentage. for example: a pump can burn up and seize if it's motor gains heat too quickly - meaning it has to be off 1/2 the time, or so, for cooling. it would be impossible to find a pump locally that has any appreciable duty cycle rating and all local pumps are made in china. local retailers are scammers don't sell anything quality these days.)

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Re: Sump pump pumping water continuously
Posted by: dvwpv ()
Date: April 03, 2019 11:17PM


so yes, have two


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Re: Sump pump pumping water continuously
Date: April 04, 2019 04:14AM

PabloCruz Wrote:
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> My basement sump pump has been expelling water
> every 30 minutes for over a week+


She's probably dead by the time you read this,
but I would take her to a doctor right away.
This is not normal and is life-threatening.

Also, stop referring to her as your "sump pump".
That's just mean!

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