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How DirecTv/DBSTalk saved my basement


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#21 OFFLINE   lwilbur

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 12:34 PM

Sump pumps are awesome until they die unexpectedly. Ours decided to die on the one night we had 4 1/2 inch downpour. Of course it was a Sunday and we didnt find the waterlogged basement until 3 AM. I couldnt bucket the pit fast enough. I would fill the bucket, dump it in the sink and come back and it was overflowing. We used buckets for 3 hours straight before giving up and waiting for Lowes to open for a new pump. One time we also had the street sewer service backup into the basement. The added fun of bailing and finding little suprises floating wasnt fun at all. Since then I bought a handheld siphon pump and tubing so that I can just stick it in the water, put the tube in a drain or sink and let her go. That has saved me a couple times

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#22 OFFLINE   Groundhog45

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 05:04 PM

What's a basement?
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Thanks for the story, Professor.

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#23 OFFLINE   Tom Robertson

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 05:05 PM

What's a basement?
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Thanks for the story, Professor.


Not much. Just a big hole in the ground. :)

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#24 OFFLINE   BKC

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 05:57 PM

If you didn't, make sure you unplug it next time so you're around to post the next story...... :)

#25 OFFLINE   hdtvfan0001

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 09:29 PM

One man's reboot is another man's flood avoidance....:D
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#26 OFFLINE   ProfLonghair

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 01:04 PM

If you didn't, make sure you unplug it next time so you're around to post the next story...... :)


Unplug? Why? What's the worst that could happen? I've changed light fixtures and outlets with the power on.
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#27 OFFLINE   BKC

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 05:40 PM

Me too, lots of them but none of them involved doing it under water. :D

#28 OFFLINE   ThomasM

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 08:41 PM

One day, my DirecTV service went out on all DVR's. Suspicious, I started troubleshooting and discovered that my multiswitch had lost power because the sump pump motor that was plugged into the same outlet failed and tripped the circuit breaker!! Luckily, I had a spare pump in stock and after getting it going I powered everything up and hit "resume" on my DVR!!!

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