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Carbon12
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Post Fri. Feb. 21, 2014 7:20 am

Let's hope enough ice and snow melted that the rain doesn't collapse more roofs. Or my deck! :shock:
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Post Fri. Feb. 21, 2014 7:26 am

Flood watches are in effect around my area. Could get minor flooding or worse if ice jams developed. I'm grateful not to live in a flood plain..

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Post Fri. Feb. 21, 2014 10:19 am

Check your sump pump's!! Mine came out of the crock in pieces a couple weeks ago. :shock:

I am still not happy with the float switch operation on the replacement. :mad:
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Post Fri. Feb. 21, 2014 10:30 am

According to Accuweather, it is currently 45 degrees and cloudy here with an expected high of 57 degrees today.

But in looking out my window, what I actually see is a temp of 32 degrees and it's snowing :shock:

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Post Fri. Feb. 21, 2014 10:31 am

We're good to go here. Roof is clean and sump pump is ready.
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Post Fri. Feb. 21, 2014 3:23 pm

The deck survived, snow mostly melted. A little water in the sump pits but nothing to worry about. Rain appears to be done. Still lots of snow on the ground though.
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Post Fri. Feb. 21, 2014 6:49 pm

I went through a few odd brands, then I got a Zoeller.
http://www.zoellerpumps.com/ProductBenefit.aspx?ProductID=89

Actually found a used one with a bad cord at the flea market for $5 last year, I now have a excellent backup, which I will never need of course.
titleist1 wrote:Check your sump pump's!! Mine came out of the crock in pieces a couple weeks ago. :shock:

I am still not happy with the float switch operation on the replacement. :mad:
Gouldsboro PA.

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Post Fri. Feb. 21, 2014 7:06 pm

The rain was a bust around here. It blew hard and rained for all of 5 minutes. The good side was it wasn't enough to cause flooding and the bad side was it wasn't enough to melt the rest of the snow. I wish they could get their forecast straight. Lisa
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Post Sun. Feb. 23, 2014 7:42 am

No rain here in N.E., but enuff warm weather to make my cellar floor think differently. I don't have any sump pumps, but the floor does have a drain, so water doesn't accumulate. Just flows to the drain. The basement is my woodworking shop, not finished, and doesn't have anything on the floor in distress, so I've lived with it for the past 25 yrs. Tough to seal up a cinder-block foundation. One more day of warmth, then another burst of cold.Don't think 2 days of melting is gunna get rid of a couple feet of snow. Needed to buy another couple weeks worth of anthracite, but think this will be it for me this season.
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