Since the first rainfall two weeks ago, we’ve now had rain steadily for nearly two weeks. Often, it’s not gentle rain. Deluges and thunder storms have been the name of the game.
Our sump pump kicks in often, especially with a heavy rain.
The big worry is that thunder storms bring both rain and power outages. Without power, our sump pump doesn’t run. We’ve not lost power yet, but it’s Matt’s biggest worry.
Does anyone know if there’s a battery back up system you can add to a sump pump?
There are benefits to having a generator, and we may go that route someday. For now, I’d love to hear if anyone knows about sump pump solutions.
It sounds like you are getting your rain plus our rain! We’re having an incredibly dry spring here.
I know nothing about generators and sump pumps, so can’t help, sorry!
We’ll try to send some your way!
Hi Julia! I am going to install a water powered back up system like this http://www.amazon.com/Basepump-Water-Powered-Backup-Sump/dp/B000GBUU7G
It uses water pressure to pump, so you don’t need a battery back up. But if you don’t have city water it might not work for you.
That looks like a great option. However, we are not on city water, so I’m not sure that it would work for us. We only have water pressure when our well pump is running and that takes electricity again.
Thanks for the suggestion. I’ll look into it a little further.
They make several battery back up systems too – but I would use a deep cycle marine battery as the power source to make sure the battery won’t poop out on you. I’m sure you’ll find the right system to keep that basement dry.
I appreciate all your suggestions.
My wife forwarded this to me. Try this link. All customer5s had positive reviews.
Thanks so much, Howard. This looks like a really good solution.