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glorfon
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Big floods in the area are not impossible but nor are they common.  I agree it would be best to have a plan just in case.
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Vov, did you not hear about the MASSIVE flooding in Iowa recently?

We could get some sort of thing along the lines of pallets to put on the floor and elevate our shit. That, and a drain of some sort: water will always travel to the lowest point, even if it means travelling uphill to do so, if the system is airtight around its circumference, or some shite.
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can someone send me a google maps link to this area? isn't it well elevated? or is it just soo flat that it can flood?

as for the thing with water going up to reach a lower point: yes it does do this, however the tube down which the water flows must already be full for this to occur, which would pretty much mean waiting until we flood to the level of the highest point in the drainage pipe, after that it will fully drain itself... lol

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So, we get pallets of some sort and put our stuff all elevated from the floors, then we let the water drain through the pipe Smile
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Vov.  Admittedly it's like 1300 feet above sea level but the land is really flat so if a river raise a foot it overflows really far.  Just look up Gladbrook Iowa on Google maps.  The land is between Lincoln & Gladbrook.
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ok, thanks... and the water in teh basment issue is solved with a pump and a check valve... set up such that the pump can fill teh pipe up to the peak point, from where it will create its own flow opening the check valve (one way valve)



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