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Pinhole in Sump Pump liner

Posted by Elwin J. Stewart on December 17th, 2002 10:27 AM

I live in Niagara Penninsula and have purchased a new home in August 2001.
The Sump Pump is 3 ft. depth and 20 in. in diameter and made of plastic with a sumersible pump.
There is a small hole about the size of a pin about 6 inches up from the bottom on the side of the liner.
Water continues to pour out slowly.
Can I plug or patch this hole???

The builder gave me a tube of Weather sheild Black Gold roofrepair sealant. It says it can be applied in wet or dry conditions. This did not work as the pressure of the water forced a hole in the sealant at the weekest point.

What do u recommend.
Should the liner be replaced and can it be?
A sealant for the hole??

I think that the hole is just below the water table.
The soil is clay.
There is a drainage pipe for water to flow in to the sump pump at the top of the sump pump.( the plastic pipe similar to ibstalled around foundation.

thanks in advance, will be checking for a reply.

Merry Christmas

Elwin stewaert

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