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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-21-2019, 11:25 AM Thread Starter
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This is why we can't have nice things...

https://www.ksn.com/news/local/roads...ing/1510147161

Only one way in or out of town right now, and I doubt it'll be open much longer.

I've been sucking about a gallon a minute out of my basement here with two shop vacs since 5 am. It's more than 5 hours of nonstop fun later, and even though the rain's giving me a break, water's still coming in.

Man am I tired.

At least my car's not in danger of floating away. =)
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I highly recommend this pump, TSC, Lowes and Rural King carry them. You can hook up a long water hose to drain far away and let it go to town. I fought with shop vacs and they are great when you get down to less than 1/4 inch of water but when the water is really coming in, these pumps work great. You can even hook one up to pump water from the shop vac instead of trying to pack it out and empty it.

Good luck!

https://www.ruralking.com/superior-p...8aAj0-EALw_wcB
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I highly recommend this pump, TSC, Lowes and Rural King carry them. You can hook up a long water hose to drain far away and let it go to town. I fought with shop vacs and they are great when you get down to less than 1/4 inch of water but when the water is really coming in, these pumps work great. You can even hook one up to pump water from the shop vac instead of trying to pack it out and empty it.

Good luck!

https://www.ruralking.com/superior-p...8aAj0-EALw_wcB
A word of advice. I would consider getting a portable generator so you can keep this pump running if the power goes out.

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Sorry man. No basement but I have a house on a crawlspace. Sometimes my carport floods when it rains a long time because the City can't get their act together on stormwater management from a culvert under a road between my neighborhood and the interstate. I can't WAIT to move. My Mustangs won't float away but I get sick of having to sweep out the water or wait for it to dry. It has rained a TON here. We have plumbing issues when it rains for days at a time, too. Old house, still on a septic system.

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Or get some 12v bilge pumps you can run off of car batteries when the power fails.
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Yescom-11...acht/148870048
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Only one way in or out of town right now, and I doubt it'll be open much longer.

I've been sucking about a gallon a minute out of my basement here with two shop vacs since 5hours of nonstop fun later, and even though the rain's giving me a break, water's still coming in.
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Man am I tired.

At least my car's not in danger of floating away. =)
Sorry man. Best of luck to you and your neighbors!
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Running shop vac since 5AM? That is perserverance my friend. Best of luck to you and keep up the good fight.
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Damp but victorious. =)

And now for some much deserved rest.
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Hang in there brother, I went through the floods in Napa in the 80s, devistating in a way people who have never lived through a flood have no idea. Glad teh shop vac didn't burn out...
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Here at the edge of the swamp I use a pump similar to the one in the link. It has a 1.5" outlet and will actually shoot water out of it. I have it in a sump that's about 3' deep and with the 1.5" discharge it will drain the sum in just seconds.

https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/pr...-switch-1-2-hp
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