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My day so far......

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Mailman, Feb 8, 2019.

  1. 59Tebo

    59Tebo 59Tebo Top Contributor

    I've been dealing with a sump pump that either won't turn on, or won't turn off. If it doesn't turn off, it sits there "sucking". If it doesn't turn on, the battery back-up thinks the power is out, kicks in, and sounds this annoying continuous "beeeeeeep". I have the new replacement, so today is installation day. The new one looks nothing like the old one, so I'm wondering how many (20-25 minute) trips to the hardware store this is going to take me... And I think the discharge pipe (at the ditch) is under water. I'm probably going to have to 'break' the syphon effect, or all that water could wind up in my basement. :doh::yikes::cussing::banghead: Oh, yeah, and we got 9 inches of blowing snow overnight, that I'm gonna hafta snowblow before I get outa here. Weeeeeeeeee!
     
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  2. gggGary

    gggGary Horsepower; just noise 'til the tire hooks up. Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    59Tebo put a backflow valve in the pipe, must be mounted horizontally with the hinge at the top. Spend your money on a mercury float switch.....
     
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  3. Downeaster

    Downeaster Everything in XS Top Contributor

    Ummmm...did you mean "vertically"? I have one on mine, works great.
     
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  4. gggGary

    gggGary Horsepower; just noise 'til the tire hooks up. Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    I didn't! and I were a plumber....

    The issue is if you ever get anything, sand, debris etc through the pump if the valve is vertical, when the pump shuts off the debris settles on top of the flapper sticking it closed.
     
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  5. Downeaster

    Downeaster Everything in XS Top Contributor

    Ah. I wondered because the picture shows it vertical and I have mine installed vertical with no issues (so far...)

    I put one in because I have about an 8 foot vertical lift before it exits the basement and without it when the pump shuts off there's enough water in the pipe to refill the pit. Pump restarts, rinse, repeat...

    No siphon issues as the other end of the hose ends on the ditch bank beside the house. If the water ever gets high enough to be an issue, I'll have WAY more problems than water backing into my sump pit...
     
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  6. YamadudeXS650C

    YamadudeXS650C Central New York XS650 Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Well, its another day, Bob, I hope this one goes better for you.
    Maybe keep the dog on the floor today.
     
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  7. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Haha! After hearing everybody else’s stories I’ve decided my day wasnt so bad! :laugh2:
    As for the dog? Well it wasn’t really her fault, it was the result of giving her a new bacon type dog treat that didn’t agree with her.
    Treats went right in the trash!
    Today IS another day, at least as soon as the plumber gets done and leaves.
     
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  8. YamadudeXS650C

    YamadudeXS650C Central New York XS650 Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Hey, Bob, I went off to bed last night wondering whether or not you got yourself a good-working kitchen faucet at this point.

    Jeff
     
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  9. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Haha! :) Yup , all is well. Plumber was here bright and early yesterday. Everything is working as it should. Might even get some wrench time in today! :thumbsup:
     
  10. YamadudeXS650C

    YamadudeXS650C Central New York XS650 Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Great !

    Wrenching always beats having to put up with seeing a plumber's butt crack in your kitchen.
     
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  11. geedubya

    geedubya geedubya


    Yup gggGary is right some days you are better off not trying to bite through the restraints............

    Bob,

    Sounds to me like you picked the wrong day to give up drugs, buddy.

    GeeDub
     
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  12. 59Tebo

    59Tebo 59Tebo Top Contributor

    Still dealing with the f@#$%ng sump pump. At least now, I've got the old one working a little better, and I'm only two more trips to the hardware store away from being able to install the new one!. The wife still thinks I shoulda hired somebody. Hey, that's money saved that I can spend on parts for "The Basketcase"!
     
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  13. Wulfbyte

    Wulfbyte XS650 Enthusiast

    That’s awsome Pete,you’ll have that knee ready for the rally in no time!
     
  14. fredintoon

    fredintoon Fred Hill, S'toon. Top Contributor

    Hi Pete,
    good for you! How Is 112º compared to t'other knee and to how far it could bend before the operation?
    And are you climbing stairs properly or just going up with the natural knee and catching up with the replacement?
     
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  15. MaxPete

    MaxPete New knee installed but still breakin’ her in.... Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Before the surgery I had 130 deg. (left) and 118 deg. (right). My new right knee made it to 115 deg. yesterday - so I’ve got 15 deg. to go to reach the normal full range for a guy of my vintage.

    I think that last 15 deg. is going to be tough as the joint is still quite swollen and that is restricting movement. As for stairs - I can do it, but the right leg still feels a bit rubbery and thus, not entirely safe - yet.

    Oh well, I’ll get there.
     
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  16. YamadudeXS650C

    YamadudeXS650C Central New York XS650 Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    ....and with the combined, supportive efforts of the membership here, Pete, we will help you get there.
     
  17. MaxPete

    MaxPete New knee installed but still breakin’ her in.... Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Thanks Jeff / all. I’ve lived with this injury since I was 15 and so after 45 years and four previous operations, I’m a bit of an expert on knee pain. But, I have to say, this is rather tough and your encouragement, especially during the cold dark winter months is very helpful.
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    Pete
     
  18. Jim

    Jim "No...Try not. Do ... or do not. There is no try." Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Had some complications when I did my rt knee (story of my life right... :rolleyes:) They had to put me under a second time to get it right. It took the therapist's almost 6mo. to get me to 115 deg.... and that's all they got.
    115 in this short time is awesome Pete!!
    Yeah, it's tough... but keep it up buddy!!:)
     
  19. YamadudeXS650C

    YamadudeXS650C Central New York XS650 Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Good looking knees, Pete ! ;)
    We''ll see if Jim shares a knee photo someday....
     
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  20. MaxPete

    MaxPete New knee installed but still breakin’ her in.... Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

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