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Katie
06-26-2011, 07:21 PM
Well, I've been gone awhile, can't remember where I've been until recently when I've been fighting the flood.

Sorry to come back in a time of need, but if anyone knows about skimmer pumps I need some help. I have a couple in my basement which has a couple of inches of water. Two pumps work well, but no matter what pump I put in the NW corner of my basement, it won't work. Motor starts but stops and won't pump water.

Any suggestions?

Mr. Laz
06-26-2011, 08:28 PM
different power supply?

Hog Farmer
06-26-2011, 08:49 PM
Everything works better with lubrication.

Dr. Facebook Fever
06-26-2011, 08:52 PM
Are you the hot blonde?

Okie_Apparition
06-26-2011, 08:53 PM
I don't have a basement, just a root cellar. I keep chasing Bronco fans out of it. If I shove a sump pump up one of them's butts, would scare the others off?

Hog Farmer
06-26-2011, 08:56 PM
I don't have a basement, just a root cellar. I keep chasing Bronco fans out of it. If I shove a sump pump up one of them's butts, would scare the others off?

I doubt that's true. Bronco fans have a long history of liking things shoved up their butts.

Okie_Apparition
06-26-2011, 09:00 PM
A sump pump would draw out liquids though. I was hoping it would throw them off

KCrockaholic
06-26-2011, 09:02 PM
Are you the hot blonde?

Uh dude. That profile pic is Mecca from behind.

Dave Lane
06-26-2011, 09:12 PM
Its possible the power is low at that outlet or more likely the pipe to the outside is plugged.

nstygma
06-26-2011, 09:13 PM
Hello

i take it the NW corner of your basement is more shallow? the pump probably starts and doesn't detect enough water so it shuts off till the next check. it is one of those pumps with auto-check / auto-shutoff right?

pouring a little antifreeze in the area should trick the pump into thinking the water is deep and it should stay on continuously. 50/50 mix will work if that's all you have around.

Okie_Apparition
06-26-2011, 09:17 PM
We're not all thoughtless assholes. THose posts kept the thread to the top of the page until someone with knowledge could answer your question(helps me sleep)

kysirsoze
06-26-2011, 09:50 PM
Hello

i take it the NW corner of your basement is more shallow? the pump probably starts and doesn't detect enough water so it shuts off till the next check. it is one of those pumps with auto-check / auto-shutoff right?

pouring a little antifreeze in the area should trick the pump into thinking the water is deep and it should stay on continuously. 50/50 mix will work if that's all you have around.

LMAO

Phobia
06-26-2011, 09:57 PM
Save your money for an ark.

Hydrae
06-27-2011, 07:06 AM
Save your money for an ark.

An ark won't fit in the basement, silly.

bevischief
06-27-2011, 07:21 AM
shop vac

loochy
06-27-2011, 07:22 AM
The NW corner is over an old indian burial ground and it is haunted. There's nothing you can do besides move.

Gonzo
06-27-2011, 07:30 AM
Get a 6 foot piece of garden hose and a bucket.
Start sucking. You know? Like the girls in Beijing.
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mikeyis4dcats.
06-27-2011, 09:09 AM
are you using more hose to reach that corner? sounds like a problem of too much head for the pump to overcome.

gblowfish
06-27-2011, 09:12 AM
How come the only time a woman will talk to guys on the CP is when they need something fixed?

vailpass
06-27-2011, 11:16 AM
Whenever I get to thinking I'm an asshole I come here for some perspective.

Okie_Apparition
06-27-2011, 11:41 AM
This board is overwhelmingly conservative. Not at all aligned with the rest the country.

vailpass
06-27-2011, 11:43 AM
This board is overwhelmingly conservative. Not at all aligned with the rest the country.

Keep telling yourself that.

Okie_Apparition
06-27-2011, 11:47 AM
I see no different plumage on you. Good thing, I might mount ya

vailpass
06-27-2011, 11:51 AM
I see no different plumage on you. Good thing, I might mount ya

LMAO
You can try but you will find yourself tied to a fence out in the middle of nowhere.

Okie_Apparition
06-27-2011, 11:53 AM
Change fence to plow & It's too late. I'm already there
LOL

vailpass
06-27-2011, 11:54 AM
Change fence to plow & It's too late. I'm already there
LOL

Nothing wrong with that.