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Backyard Sump Pump

A backyard sump pump is a great way to get rid of water in your yard. When you have a water-pumping system, it’s important to know how to properly install it. The first step is to dig deeply enough to place the sump basin, check valve, and discharge pipe. After that, it’s time to connect the pump and electrical wires.

Sump Pump
Sump Pump

Depending on your needs and budget, you can choose between battery-powered and water-powered models. The latter usually costs a little more than a lower-powered model. Choosing between two types is important, because one may be better suited to a low-risk flood zone, while the other is ideal for climates with high water-retention.

You’ll also want to make sure the sump pump is protected from the cold weather. Freezing water can damage your pump, so you’ll want to keep it covered with a sheet. A blanket may not be enough, but a tarp will protect it from snow and ice. You can also install your own sump pump, which will save you money on labor costs. Just make sure you’re an experienced do-it-yourselfer before taking on this project. To install a backyard sump pump, you’ll need to dig a hole about six inches deep and 10 inches wide. You’ll also need a piping system for it. Make sure you’ve installed an electrical outlet for the pump. In addition, you may want to set up a back-up power source.