Sump pump pipe freezing
I need some help finding a way to prevent the pipe outside the house from freezing. My mother's house is an old house with a mud basement. The sump pump is in a pit and the pipe running outside has never been installed properly. My Dad passed away this July and we never had to deal with this issue because he somehow made it work:-) I'm thinking it involved a blow torch and Lord knows what:-)
We bought a new sump pump, that fixed one problem now we need to find a way to fix the problem of the pipe freezing until we can get this set up right come spring.
The ideal method of using a long pipe to pump the water far away from the house of course ends up with the pipe freezing. Using just a short piece of pipe results in the water running right back into the house.
Everyone in the family seems to "think" they have this problem fixed but so far nothing is working.