Home Improvement--General/sump pump


I recently bought a house that has a sump pump in the basement.   I know little about how it operates or its limitations.  I have attached a hose from my dehumidifier to drain into the hole.  Is this a bad idea?  If it is okay, should the opening around the hole be sealed by packing something around the hose?


Mr. Bernick,

Routing the dehumidifier drain into the sump should not present a problem.  I am unable to visualize what you are asking about packing something around the hole, but if it is a typical sump and sump pump it is not necessary.

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Tony Wood  

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I can answer a wide range of home improvement and maintenance questions. My expertise is in carpentry, painting, framing, siding/boxing, doors, windows, decks and screen and glass enclosures. Wood's Home Maintenance Service


I am a life time resident of North Carolina with over 30 years experience in multiple facets of the industrial, commercial and residential construction industry. For the past 23 years I have owned and operated Wood's Home Maintenance Service , providing services primarily in Johnston, Wake and Sampson Counties of North Carolina.


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