Another do-it-yourselfer fail

In the course of house hunting, I could write a book called Don’t Do It Yourself Guide.

Here’s a condition I saw that is wrong in so many ways. Can you figure out what this do-it-yourself failure is supposed to be?

diysump1It starts here, with what looks like a water-bearing tube that is not running downhill.







It keeps going, dips and all, to the next room.




Now, you see it.




A crooked sump pump.diysump4


With no cover.

With no check valve.

With no French drain.


You can do better.
How to install a sump pump, for real.

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