Answer: Because there may be sewage in it, or worse. Call a plumber.
Floor drains and washing machine drains are often drained into sumps. Grey water from these sources will begin to smell if not regularly flushed with more water and pumped out. The best way to eliminate this is to seal the sump with a clear cover so you can view the water levels. This will also help with other potential indoor air quality issues like radon gas. I also recommend an inspection plug to allow for manipulating a stuck pump float. Also if you have flood in the basement pulling the plug will provide a quick drain for the water.
You can view a photo of a cover here... http://www.indoor-air-health-advisor.com/radon-mitigation-system.html
Answer: You can buy pumps at MANY sites from $50 up to about $100 and up.However, the installation is something else entirely. If youalready have a pump in place, putting in a new one would normallybe an easy job . However if you want to put a pump into a drainthat does not have one, there would likely be a lot of work to do--digging out a hole in which to put the pump-- likely breaking upsome concrete to make the hole, lining the hole with newconcrete,connecting the pump to the drain and putting in the wiringto the pump. Labor costs vary from place to place and it might even be hard tofind someone to do this kind of work. I think $500 would be a gooddeal in a case like this.
ANS 2 It depends entirely on the usage, - whether you are simply keepinga basement dry, or if you have an occupied basement with toilet andbath facilities. - Simple sump pumps for keeping a basement dryshould sit in a depression at the lowest point in the basement. Intheir very basic form, these can pump up through cheap plastic pipeto a main drain. This system can cost as little as 300-350installed. -For an occupied basement there are many self contained tank/pumpunits that are much more robust and complex, using a small septicpump in a garbage bin sized tank to pump up on demand from a floatswitch. These can cost between 800-2000 to buy and installproperly.
My Ans.3 A sump pump with a built-in backup pump can be $300-$500,and heavy-duty solid-brass sump pumps start around$250-$350, but can go as high as $600-$1,200 forextremely rugged models with a half to a full horse power. Averagetotal costs for a do-it-yourself installation of basin, pump,gravel and cement can run $150-$350.
Answer: Usually, there will be an oil cooler located on the engine. Oil will travel through the cooler in metal tubes that have thin fins which radiate the heat from the oil to air passing through the cooler.
Answer: Unfortunately, we are learning the hard way after Hurricane Irene that insurance does not cover for damages caused by sump pump failure due to a power outage. NOT happy about it, but we continue to work with the wet vac and fans, de-humidifiers. After some research, I have found that some insurance companies do offer a separate clause for this. Generators or battery back-ups for sump pumps seem to be the way to go. That will be our next investment after replacing what we will end up losing.
Answer: The difference between the two is that the Water tube boilers aresafer and last much longer than the fire tube boiler. Their size isalso larger and have a faster recovery time. However fire tubeboilers have a low cost.
Answer: Yes you need a Torx bit to remove the sump plug. Also be careful when you remove the sump plug, there is a O ring on the plug that may fall off. Oh by the way, alot of Astra bolts use Torx (Many manufacturers recomend that you replace the sump plug & o ring)
Answer: 3.14*3*20*12= 2260.8 sq inthe heating surface of a fire tube boiler is determined by adding all of the surface of the tubes that have hot water on one side and/or fire or gases of combustion on the other, including the super heater and economizer.
Answer: Assuming it has a concave meniscuss, which most liquirds do, the surface tension causes an upward force, which only has any real effect in a small tube. Mercury is the oppostite, as it has a convex meniscess(shape where the liquid meets the air). Both of these assume a tube that is open at the top; if it is closed, the situation changes.
Answer: For best drainage results, the sump pump should be placed below therest of the floor. It should be set up to drain outside the house.The hose should be far enough away from the window that it does notleak back inside.
Answer: Average cost for a decent quality sump pump would hover around $1,600 installed Not sure where the 1600 number comes from. If you do an internet search, they can range from 100-300 dollars. Chances are, if you have one installed, it may run you between 200-300 dollars.
Answer: Yes. If the sump pump is used as a sewage lift station, objects going into the toilet (especially forign objects) can cause the pump to clogg. These pumps are usually referred to as sewage ejector pumps.If the sump pump is only used for stormwater runoff, and foundation drains, then no, the toilet is a separate system and would not affect it. These are referred to as sump pumps. Except in unusual circumstances, such as when a toilet overflows, and drains into the basement floor drains for instance, these are totally separate.