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AUU OOOH.. Bicycle Mancave flood..

Old 05-04-20, 09:59 PM
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AUU OOOH.. Bicycle Mancave flood..

Had a sump pump malfunction in the Bicycle Mancave..

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Geez! So sorry that happened. Just an observation.... You have more of a Museum than a man cave.
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Yikes. You're remarkably cheerful in the face of that mess. I was having an anxiety attack back in February just clearing out my place to have the old carpet replaced with laminated flooring. BTW, what kind of flooring was that you mentioned in your video?

Been so long since I lived in a state where basements were common, I'd forgotten about the drawbacks. I grew up in NY where basements were common, but have mostly lived in Texas.

Last basement I saw in this part of the country was at an in-law's home in Oklahoma. That was extremely unusual. Many folks had storm shelters, just tiny cinder block dugouts with metal doors. But this one ex-in-law had a full furnished basement, not just a storm shelter. Same problems with controlling humidity, foundation shift, etc.

Sump pump and Chicago will always remind me of the John Wayne Gacy story. Your basement looks a lot nicer. He didn't keep bicycles in his basement.
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Originally Posted by jjhabbs View Post
Had a sump pump malfunction in the Bicycle Mancave..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kzyw2CZyPwM
Yikes! If you need me to store any of your larger bikes, I'd be happy to help.
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Originally Posted by smontanaro View Post
Yikes! If you need me to store any of your larger bikes, I'd be happy to help.
you mean store and exercise i am sure
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Ouch.
I wondered about Chicago a long time ago- adjacent to a great lake, the river.... also wondered how the underground service railroad kept dry too- now unused but there are tours through some of it.
Delivered freight and coal to the high rise buildings.
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Old 05-05-20, 12:15 PM
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ouch!
Everything eventually breaks, but as noted on your youtube site, a 3 year old sump pump shouldn't be breaking.
Any plans to install a moisture alarm? Or is there some sump pump manufacturer that has a long term warranty? I wonder if your insurance company has any recommendations?

either way, sorry for the misfortune, and I hope it all gets back to normal soon!

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Bummer, sorry to hear. I just replace mine tht was in the house when I bought it 25 years ago.

Time to get this set up

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Wayne-Upgraded-1-2-HP-Combination-Battery-Backup-System-WSS30VN/307352334
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Originally Posted by squirtdad View Post
you mean store and exercise i am sure
You wouldn't want the tires to dry rot or anything like that..
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I have a moisture alarm set up not only next to the sump but in the washing machine tray on the second floor.
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Here are a few pics. I posted a new video on a Cannondale rebuild today.. Youll see the restored bikecave.








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