sump pump

Discussion in 'Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog' started by Alexdc99, Jan 19, 2006.

  1. Alexdc99

    Alexdc99 New Member

    Sep 17, 2004
    Ontario, Canada
    What's the best way to put a cover over my sump hole. I have the plastic lid but I think with water always in the pit it causes to much moisture in the basement.

  2. Master Plumber Mark

    Master Plumber Mark Master Plumber

    Feb 6, 2005
    Sensitivity be caring and loving to a
    indianapolis indiana - land of the free, home of
    mission impossible

    just get yourself a de-humidifier and forget
    about it....

    you can try a radon type lid if you must attempt it

    but you will never seal that lid good enough to block all
    the moisture

    and even if you could , then you can figure the
    sump pump will break next week and you will have to
    tear it all out and re-do it again...
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  4. rburt5

    rburt5 Member

    Jan 16, 2006
    Canton, Ohio
    sump pump cover

    I just put a cover on mine because it is in my workshop and I didn't want saw dust falling into the pit and ruining my pump. Plus, I have a 2-year-old son that I didn't want falling in. I cut a 21 inch circle out of a scrap plywood with a notch for the pipe. Then I cut a 5x8 hole out of the middle and put plexy glass over it. That way I could keep track of the water level inside. The whole project cost me $3.00 (for the plexy glass) and took about 20 minutes to complete. It works fine so far.
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