sump pump alternatives

Discussion in 'Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog' started by jcress, Aug 1, 2006.

  1. jcress

    jcress New Member

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    Is there a alternative to electrical sump pumps?
  2. got_nailed

    got_nailed DIY Senior Member

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    You could always pay someone to stand there with a 5 gallon bucket and run it out side when it starts to fill up.
  3. prashster

    prashster New Member

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    If by electrical, you mean 'plug in', then yes, there are battery operated sump pumps.

    A typical set up might have a plug in sump pump that has a battery backup. This'll cover you in the event of a power outage.

    I'm sure there are gas-powered pumps, but you don't want to operate these indoors.

    You can even get a manual hand pump as a backup if you're REALLY paranoid.
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