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    Any one know the best method "cost free" of draining out the water muck of the garage pit hole as theres a foot of water in there. Wanted to drain it out for father in law while he's away on holiday.

    Got to be without machines, basic usage of DIY and household things is an idea... But what?

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    You need a pump... that the only way to to do it.
    Anyone you know that has a fish pond pump... even an aquarium pump may do it.

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    Pump deffo if you were near I have one you could borrow failing that bucket n rope lol

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    Any pictures? That's nice of you to do tht for your father in law, I wonder if he will let you use it?

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    As mentioned, you need something to pull the water up with, the only two "automated" methods either require the use of some sort of pump, or gravity. Unless your on the top of a hill with a very long hose pipe, gravity won't help you out so your left with the latter idea of a pump.

    Failing that of course you do it manually using whatever bucket, saucepan, teaspoon you can find

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    Can you make a drain in the bottom of the pit so it has somewhere lower to drain to? Depending on the water table in your area this could also act as a route in for water though!

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    Could you not manage to lay your hands on the pump out an old washing machine or something? Pump, length of pipe or two, and hook it up to some power and it would possibly work. Just a thought.

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    HSS HIRE submersible pumps are half price hire so that saves money albeit not free but cheap....

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    Is this a standard sized inspection pit? ie about 2m x 1m x 1m. And it's less than 30cm deep in water?
    If so, by the time you've posted on here and read replies, you could have drained it using a bucket. When you get down to the last bit that you can't do with a bucket, get your wellies on and use a smaller pot to fill the bucket, then finally soak up the last bits with rags and wring them out. You could hire or buy a submersible pump, but for the sake of such a small volume of water, you might as well just use a bucket.

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    Can you make a drain in the bottom of the pit so it has somewhere lower to drain to? Depending on the water table in your area this could also act as a route in for water though!

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