The basement is safe from power outages and the sump pump not running. Well, as long as the battery holds up or as long as it would take me to run a quick circuit for a generator to pick it up. Of course I would have to come up with the generator first and then convert that A/C to D/C, then we would be totally safe. I better get to Radio Shack and get the parts and start now. The pump was cycling every 29 seconds which is a lot of duty cycle on a pump. The next morning it had gotten down to a minute +. I headed out to Home Depot early, Gene was going to help but I hadn't given him a time hand after all, he is retireed so why wake him up. By mid-afternoon I was done. It isn't the prettiest job but it does the job. I had two leaks which I fixed the next day. Both were in the Wye fitting and they were either due to old glue (I like that one) or I didn't turn the fitting and the pipe enough when assembling them, or, not enough glue on the parts. Probably both the the last two but I'm sticking with the first. Gene came through again and told be about a Loctite product at Lowe's that is made for in or under water. There is a commercial on TV with "Billy what's his name" fixing a hole in a glass of water and also sticking some brackets up on a wall. Might be similiar but I will stick with the Loctite, I'm familiar with some of their other products. Oh yea, I also installed a receptacle above the main pump receptacle for the battery charger. It isn't in the picture, it looks like I ran an extension cord into the future bath. I did but that was temporary.
Well, on to the next project. Actually it isn't the next but it is close. I need to figure out how to cut in the wall and the ceiling above the stairs leading to the basement. Ceiling height is 10 feet. Wall distance is 44 inches away from the railing. Looking at scaffolding and a pic board but that will be very hard to setup. Might have to rent a painter with stilts. This one is a toughy, scaffolds have to go up certain ways and the end to end gap is the big thing....again 10 feet.