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    Default A hole with water??

    I was in a basement today and I found a hole in the ground. It appears to location for a sump pump, but no pump, no nearby electrical, no nearby place to discharge water, no noticeable slope to the hole, none of the tell tale signs of a sump. Any ideas what I might be looking at? Thanks for the help!
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    Default Re: A hole with water??

    Frst pic, you might be looking at you feet.
    There might be a shutoff valve down there or a sewer line check valve.
    Maybe the sump pump was planned, never got installed.
    Maybe some old guy wanted a pit for his penny collection.

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    Default Re: A hole with water??

    Cory,

    More information required.

    1. Is the house on municipal sewer system?
    2. Is the house on a septic system?
    3. If the house is on a septic system did you locate the septic tank?

    Off hand it looks like a cesspool or access to a septic tank, but you did not describe the condition of the water, (i.e. smell, clear, putrid, dirty water, grey water...)


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    Default Re: A hole with water??

    Quote Originally Posted by cory nystul View Post
    I was in a basement today and I found a hole in the ground. It appears to location for a sump pump, but no pump, no nearby electrical, no nearby place to discharge water, no noticeable slope to the hole, none of the tell tale signs of a sump. Any ideas what I might be looking at? Thanks for the help!
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    Default Re: A hole with water??

    I have a hole in my backyard, its called a pond.


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    Default Re: A hole with water??

    Quote Originally Posted by VirginiaRHammond View Post
    The image is not properly visible because it is too small so, I haven't founded anything.
    You might notice the original post was 7 months ago. A comment that you don't know anything does not add to the conversation. If you don't know anything, there is no need to post. Also if click on the pictures, they get larger.

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