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How to Keep a Sump Pump Hose From Freezing

Frozen sump pump lines can be a frustrating problem during the freezes and thaws of winter and early spring. To prevent this, bury as much of the hose as possible below the frost line and insulate any exposed portions with straw.

Proper sloping is critical-- if all running water can exit the hose, there will be nothing to freeze. Whenever possible, the exposed portion of the hose should be below the pump itself or at least the point where water leaves the home. Proper grading around the house allows runoff and also prevents freezing in and around the exit point.

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