I just finished building and plumbing my cabinet for my sump. Its only a 10 gal
for now, will be going up in size after xmas (room was left for larger sump). I built my house a little over 3 years ago, and when I say I built it, I mean that. I did everything except the masonary work myself. Plumbing, eelectrical, framing, sheetrock, you name it. Took almost a year, but I have a beautiful home that just got appraised for 247,000 and I have less than 130,00 in it. A great benefit is that I have all kinds of lumber, plumbing and electrical supplies left, so I can build stuff without having to buy much.
The cabinet is in the third of the basement that I am keeping unfinished, on the opposite side of the wall from the aquarium.
Actual build time was 5 hrs, would have been less if I hadnt had the flu. I didnt have a piece of Oak plywood that I deemed good enough for the doors, so I am debating on buying one or just using what I have. Also I might chnge the backing from luan sheets to solid wood due to some vibrations I am getting from the pump. Only other addition will be using syrofoam boards for insulation and sound deadening in the lower half.
I am getting a lot of bubbles in the sump from the 40" drop the water currently travels. I think inserting a p-trap below the shelf (there is a union there already) may minimize that.
Other that that change, all seems well. No leaks, and the 3 hours or so I took fine tuning water levels and testing for power outage flood prevention (which would have been disatrous had I not done it) went well. What do you guys think? Any suggestions on improvements?