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bike flood

Post by hap2 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:43 am



Went to check out bike today. I’m glad I had both the bike & the boat covered as about 90% of the 16' X 32' area of the Quonset has got about 4" of standing water (melted snow) in it. . Wonder what I should get? A garden pump or a shop vac? I'm thinking renting a garden pump as I could drain the water into the field only 30' away (which is lower than the Quonset). & the guy said it comes with about 50' of garden hose. The thing is, it's electric & there is no power for about 100' away, So then what do I do? I’m thinking a little gas powered pump.



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Re: bike flood

Post by themainviking » Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:26 am

Or go all the way and buy a 2000 Watt Honda Generator to power your pump. An extension cord or two would be cheaper. :mrgreen:
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Re: bike flood

Post by dtrider » Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:37 am

How about getting a power inverter. Hook that up to your bike and use it to drive the electric pump.

Just a thought.
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Re: bike flood

Post by hap2 » Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:16 am

Thanks for the advice, but the bike's in a garage & I don't wanna run it much bcuz of gas fumes as exhaust pipes are facing the wall the the garage. Better news is this: I found a plug in one corner of the garage. You see, it used to be a swimming pool. In one corner of this swimming pool was a 4" drain pipe extending 30' out into a ditch we used to drain the swimming pool water. When the swimming pool was torn down to make a garage, the drain stayed there just in case it got flooded. So that's that problem solved.

To prevent mice from coming in thru the drain, it was filled with spray foam insulation. It recently flooded because the top of the drain was was filled with foam insulation. We recently had to break up & remove the chunks of dried out foam insulation to drain the water from the flooded out floor of the quonset hut and am now wondering what we can use to seal the opening just under the drain to again keep mice from getting in. What do u suggest?

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Re: bike flood

Post by dtrider » Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:46 am

I would think that a standard drain grate would do the job. Maybe bolt something like this to the floor:
https://www.amazon.com/Cast-Grate-Floor ... rain+grate

I've also heard of people filling drain lines with coarse steel wool. Seems that mice don't much care for the stuff and won't try to chew through it or even squeeze through it.
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Re: bike flood

Post by hap2 » Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:50 am

Thank u so much for the great advice. I will check Can Tire product too.

I was also looking at https://buyxcluder.com/index.php/produc ... -kits.html

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Re: bike flood

Post by WingAdmin » Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:36 am

Just a stainless steel or powder-coated grate on top would seem to be sufficient to me!

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Re: bike flood

Post by hap2 » Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:29 am

They can get thru that I was told

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Re: bike flood

Post by Fiberthree » Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:04 pm

How about one of these?

https://www.mscdirect.com/browse/tnpla/ ... gInePD_BwE

Price seems to be pretty good. The ones I have seen have a metal plate/washer on the bottom to stop the rodents.
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Re: bike flood

Post by hap2 » Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:36 pm

Ya..thad b what I'm looking for



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