Making water flow uphill.

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  1. RhettMan

    RhettMan LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
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    Can yall recommend a good "sump pump box w/ pump" that would be a good candidate to remove rainwater from a holding spot in a lawn surrounded by uphillness.
     
  2. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Not sure how far up hill you are going but Zoeller makes a good sump pump.
     
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    RhettMan

    RhettMan LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
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    maybe 3-4 ft max. and at that maybe about 100 to 200 ft distance.

    I once saw a box that seemed to have a pump built specifically for it, or perhaps it was one piece as a set. it was about 1'x1'x1' used at the lowest point of a customers driveway.

    it caught water both through the basin and from a drain tile through the side. i think it even had a dome type basin lid if that helps.

    those zoeller pumps look nice, i would have liked to try one of those when last week when i replaced the leech line pump at my place.

    this one we are going to let sicario hardwire
     
  4. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I think 1x1x1 would be to small. There pump would cycle constantly during a rain event.
     
  5. stebs

    stebs LawnSite Senior Member
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    The big box stores usually carry a pre-plumbed pump pit with a pump for a couple hundred. Might be cheaper to “roll your own” and put a system together yourself though.

    Since you’re going to have to trench anyway, is there any way you can pit a regular drain box in with corrugated pipe to daylight somewhere and forgo the pump?
     
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