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XPost-basements- Battery back up Sump Pump

10 years ago

Hello all! This is a cross post with basements, but I think I'll get more answers here.

We lost power with Sandy, from Monday to Friday night. As a result, the sump pump (5 yr old, works fine when the power is on) failed. Basement flooded.

To avoid that situation in the new build, would a battery back up sump pump be the direction to go? Would that involve removing the builder's pump and putting in a new one, or hooking up a battery? Or do we want a different kind of pump?

Thank you!

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