I have a huge hole dug in my basement with a 5 gallon bucket at the bottom of it (in it’s own hole), with a sump pump in it. The pump died, and I replaced it. Now when the big hole fills up with water, the bucket starts to float tipping it over with the pump in it.
I moved the pump into the bigger hole on a flat surface, but when the hole fills up, and the float activates the pump, the pump falls over and sometimes the pump stays on even when the water is gone.
I’m afraid it will burn the motor up. How can I secure this pump in the hole so it doesn’t fall over, or how can I keep the 5 gallon bucket from floating when water is in hole? I end up under my house every time it rains. No fun! Thanks