Friday, May 14, 2010

Sump Pump Drama...

I don't know if the picture makes much sense, but I'm cutting through the PVC pipe in the middle panels. I was almost all the way through (thankfully not all the way or the water would have been on the ceiling) when it suddenly kicked in! It's hard to believe how strong those sump pumps are. There was water spraying three to four feet in all directions! Everything was soaked.

I had plugged that thing in and out tons of times. I turned the little bobber all kinds of directions and the thing wouldn't kick in. Why it did when I was cutting I'll never understand. Either way I went ahead and installed the new one without much of an adventure after that.

I don't think I've ever seen my wife move so fast! She was down there in a flash and managed to grab the camera on the way. Shsssh...


  1. Ha! My wife likes to be "helpful" like that, too, when things start going haywire. Love these new comic-style posts, Ben.

  2. haha. What can I say--I am good :)

  3. Thanks for the encouragement. It means a lot!

  4. I am going to need to see that video.