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Old 02-10-2014, 12:19 PM   #1
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Can someone tell me what this is in my basement?

So, I have this cover in my basement that is the same size as a sump pump cover, but there is no sump pump in it. I can't open it because the lid is concreted shut. I believe the people that lived here before me (they built the house and lived here for 40 years) added some additional drainage in the basement. The patch of cut-up concrete goes all the way to the other side of the basement to a main drain. So, by all accounts, you would think it was some kind of sump. But I don't know. Anyone ever seen anything like this?

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Looks to be an abandoned sump. Perhaps the original had some issues and it made more sense to just start over.
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Old 02-10-2014, 12:33 PM   #3
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Looks to be an abandoned sump. Perhaps the original had some issues and it made more sense to just start over.
right. But the house wasn't built with a sump pump, and there isn't another one. I almost want to drill a small hole in it to see what is in there.
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Probably just the wife, buried in a 55 gal drum and sealed over with concrete. Nothing to see there.
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right. But the house wasn't built with a sump pump, and there isn't another one. I almost want to drill a small hole in it to see what is in there.
My guess is, that the house was originally build with a sump pump in mind but after a few years and no water there, they probably patched it up b/c it's not needed.
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Based on the concrete patch to the left of it....

Sump pump that was filled in
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may have been a sump pit that was connected to the city either sewer or storm lines which is a no no. could have been some back ups that flooded the basement, so they sealed it off.
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