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Old April 21st, 2013, 02:40 AM   #1
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Yup, Every 2 Hours, Anyone Else Doing The Same? At Least Its Not Mine...But I'm Sure Pops Would Help Me If The Tables Were Turned
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Old April 21st, 2013, 06:03 AM   #2
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That sucks. Hope nothing gets ruined.
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Old April 21st, 2013, 06:18 AM   #3
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Old April 21st, 2013, 06:27 AM   #4
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I feel bad for people in this situation. 95% are not covered by there insurance because of no flood/backup coverage. Insurance agencies dont want claims on the records so they dont recommend coverage for city back ups, ground water floods, sump pump failers.
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Old April 21st, 2013, 06:44 AM   #5
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My insurance company only wants $40 for a year of "backup" coverage. But the thing is, I don't keep anything on the floor in my basement. And when the flooding gets really bad I just open the garage door and let it flow out.

So far this year I've just had to mop.

Sometimes it sucks not having a sump pump.
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Nothing Of Value Ruined. I Know Were Still Better Off Than Many Others In Town
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Spent last weekend doing that in my basement. Pump float didn't trigger. Next morning, there was a pebble stuck in the impeller.

Now, I have a second pump on battery backup, just in case.
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I was doing the same the other day, thankfully in the unfinished part, so I dug a big ass hole and found a plugged drain tile. Thankfully everything in Michigan is backfilled with sand so the digging was fairly easy.
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I was doing the same the other day, thankfully in the unfinished part, so I dug a big ass hole and found a plugged drain tile. Thankfully everything in Michigan is backfilled with sand so the digging was fairly easy.
^^IF you're lucky.
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I have a couple pumps running in my basement. They have been running for 3 days now and are keeping up but do not seem to be gaining any thing. Water level is staying about the same. I would say 1 1/2"-2". Nor really a big deal though as I do not have a finised basement so nothing is really getting hurt.
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sump pump kicks on every 20 minutes or so and runs for 5 minutes at a time. basement floor is nice and dry.
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Old April 21st, 2013, 04:08 PM   #12
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Usually I get two or three inches of water in my basement when it rains this hard. This year there wasn't even enough to cover the entire floor (it's a Michigan basement that has concrete poured in it so it's not exactly level) My rain gauge shows 9 1/2 inches of rain so far this month so I have no idea where it's going. But, as long as I don't have to pump it or wait for it to drain out I'm happy.
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No basement..

One of the rare occasions when I'm glad to have a crawlspace.
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My house has axles we just move to higher ground
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Put pontoons under it and float until the floods recede.
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We've had to pump water out of the basement 3 times already this last week, we take on water pretty bad atleast once a year but this is getting damned ridiculous. Heard more rain is coming this week.
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My dog chewed up the vacuum cord yesterday. My basement is dry though.
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