Monday, April 16, 2007

A Close Call....

At 9:30 this morning, all looked fine in the basement. At noon, we were a little concerned, as the pump was not quite keeping up with the water. You can see the support post and base is not underwater (9:30 am).

At 4:15, the power went out. Uh-oh. The power came back on almost exactly 2 hours later. The water was over the sump basin, and climbing up the furnace base. The same support post as seen above (6:15 pm). The water is over the basin by about a foot.


There's about a foot of water in the basement, but the pump is going and we are hoping for the best. For now we've left the furnace off, when the water level drops we'll try turning it on and see what happens.

The rain has let up, since noon, when Dan put out the rain gauge, we've only received an additional 1/2 inch. The wind, too, has calmed, I was surprised we lost our power so late in the day after the wind had lessened considerably.

3 comments:

Renee said...

Oy! What a hideous way to start a vacation. Hope the furnace came through intact... this is the time of year to be spending extra cash on things for the garden, not repairing appliances.

Tracy said...

I hope the water was gone this morning. Your vacation is just not going well, is it? On the bright side, though - it can only get better from here!

Vincent said...

Time for a backup generator so that things like the sump pump, refrigerator, and such that need to always be available to run can. Just make sure you get the right size and not too low in capacity for both running time and electrical power.