Would you be so kind as to answer one quick question?
I installed two sub pumps on each side of my basement. Each sub pump assembly consists of a large plastic barrel about 30 inches deep with a diameter of 18 inches. The pump is of an industrial type suppose to last for years and years (all metal construction).
I installed the barrels into the floor of the basement (I needed to jack-hammer the cement flooring to dig the holes for the barrels.) I installed discharge pipes from the pumps to the outside of the house. Everything is working fine.
However, the barrels did not come with pre-drilled holes to let the water in from beneath the basement floor to be pumped out. So, I drilled my own holes in the barrel.
I drilled three holes around the barrel starting from the bottom of the barrel every 4 inches and up to the top.
Is this too low to have holes in the barrel? Four inches from the bottom. Would this allow the pumps to constantly run because I am draining too much ground water?
I very much appreciate your time and expertise on answering this question.