from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In mining, a pump placed in the sump of a mine, and raising water to the hogger-pump, or directly to the hogger-pipe or discharge-pipe at the mouth of the shaft. See hogger-pipe.


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  • Q: I have asked waterproofing companies for prices on a backup sump-pump battery, and they estimated the cost at $1,500 to $2,500.

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  • A: You can buy a complete battery-powered sump-pump system for $750 or less, not installed.

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  • Jason separated his shoulder Monday evening, our sump-pump broke causing a flood in our utility room, I've been battling a cold for the fifth week, and I got sick Saturday.

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  • Also, foundation damage from earth movement and water damage from a sewer or sump-pump are usually not covered unless you secured additional coverage.

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  • If the drain hose is inside a sewer pipe, connected directly to a sewer pipe or is inside a sump-pump pit, it is possible to back-siphon raw sewage into the home's potable water system.

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  • Becker said that if you have any concerns about your home's sump-pump system, you should seek professional help.

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  • -- For water damage from a sewer or sump-pump back up, 67 percent of homeowners believe this would be covered.

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  • It was so bad, PAMELA ANDERSON had to put a sump-pump in her cleavage.

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