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As a third-generation hardware store owner, licensed builder, and finish carpenter, my mission is to help you “do it right the first time!”  On this site, I share expert home and yard DIY advice in over 250 articles and videos. Feel free to dive in!

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  • Backup sump pump separate discharge alerts to failure of main pump (4/23/2018) by Blair Gilbert

    Backup sump pumps save you from flooding basement, but you need to be notified the primary pump has failed.

    Your battery-driven backup pumps will have low charges and stop pumping, and the battery alarms also may be drained.
    If the secondary discharge was onto the patio or driveway, you or your neighbors would see it.
    It’s simple, and doesn’t require always checking and buying batteries.

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