Why would previous owners plug drain into sump pit?
I recently bought a house and knew it had a sump pit but no pump. I do not get water in basement(yet) so figured it's not an issue. I am having a plumber come in the spring to put in pump and pipes to drain it outside. And radon mitigation. Water does come into the pit and twice I have pumped it to the laundry tub. The water has never gone over the pit. My gut feeling is the old owners had a sump pump and pumped it to the drain or tub.I could do this until spring. I just noticed one of the drains into the pit has a bottle in it.This bottle fits tightly blocking the drain hose. No idea why the old owners did this. Should I remove it? I'm worried it will flood with water, but is it doing damage if the water isn't draining into the pit?
- Spock (rhp)Lv 73 weeks agoFavorite Answer
my guess is they used the bottle as a temporary stopper. btw, that might be the drain to outdoors, not a drain into the sump. [assuming there used to be a pump there but no longer is] you might want to trace that hose back to wherever it goesSource(s): grampa
- PearlLv 73 weeks ago
if you know where they are maybe you should call them and ask them