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and the 2 cords plugged into it just disappear into the dirt, no obvious destination that I can see anywhere nearby.
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#187449 - 06/26/09 09:54 PM Re: cleverly altered in use cover... [Re: derailed]
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Look around for a pump. That looks like a pump cord with the separate float switch that plugs inline.

We had the same situation in the golf course project we did a couple weeks ago. You can get a 4" deep "in use" cover that will take that double stack plug arrangement. HD actually had it.
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#187491 - 06/28/09 02:14 PM Re: cleverly altered in use cover... [Re: gfretwell]
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I've seen outdoor outlet covers with slots on the bottom for power cords so the cover can be fully closed during use.


Edited by packrat56 (06/28/09 02:14 PM)

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#187527 - 06/29/09 08:48 PM Re: cleverly altered in use cover... [Re: packrat56]
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I hope they all have slots in the bottom if they are called "in use" covers.
The trick was getting them that would take a piggy back plug like they use on float switches. Now they are becoming more common.

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#187700 - 07/07/09 04:08 PM Re: cleverly altered in use cover... [Re: gfretwell]
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Definitely looks like a sump pump cord, except I can't imagine where a sump pump might be. Thats the opposite side of the road from the house. There is a telephone box and an electrical transformer next to it, but thats all. Do they put sumps under transformers now? There is also a pipe sticking up just shy of 3 feet with 3 heavy gauge conductors in it just cut off with the pipe. I imagine it's disconnected, but I didn't reach over to test... Again, I can't imagine what it might have been for, perhaps a service that ran up a pole that is no longer there? I'll post that picture in a moment...

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#187740 - 07/08/09 08:06 AM Re: cleverly altered in use cover... [Re: derailed]
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Perhaps a converted french drain? Perhaps the rain gutters dump into a sump and then the sump is pumped into a sewer line or the street?

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#188046 - 07/18/09 10:38 PM Re: cleverly altered in use cover... [Re: LarryC]
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Originally Posted By: LarryC
Perhaps a converted french drain? Perhaps the rain gutters dump into a sump and then the sump is pumped into a sewer line or the street?


Thats what id say it is.
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