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Posted: 09/16/20 12:27pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Many great suggestions. If the owner doesn't agree with the one(s) you like,
do the raised (wood) walkway in "movable / portable" sections that can be stacked somewhere for "next time".

Meanwhile - stock it for fishing - and/or get an inflatable kayak.

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Seon wrote:

Ask for a different site that's higher and dryer(?).


No lake side camp sites are available. Plus, I have hundreds of hours of sweat equity invested into this lot to leave. It basically looked like an overgrown forest the first year we leased the property.

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If you go with a pump you will want a well at the lowest point so the water will collect around the pickup.

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Posted: 09/16/20 02:23pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I also use 150' of 1.5" fabric covered 'fire hose' so it can roll up very compact for storage.


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JRscooby wrote:

If you go with a pump you will want a well at the lowest point so the water will collect around the pickup.


If I went this route, I figured I would dig a pit for the pump to reside. Kind of like a sump pump in a house basement.

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time2roll wrote:

I also use 150' of 1.5" fabric covered 'fire hose' so it can roll up very compact for storage.


Good idea. Where did you find that type of hose?

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Posted: 09/16/20 02:50pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

https://rawhidefirehose.com/

This specific hose: https://rawhidefirehose.com/firehose/hos........-jacket-mill-discharge-hose-250-lb-test/
Unfortunately the lengths seem to be limited to 100 feet.

Google will find a few more to compare. Very close in price. Probably amazon has it too.

Grainger has the C&E shank camlock to NPT adapter to connect to the pump.
https://www.grainger.com/product/BANJO-Cam-and-Groove-Adapter-1DPL3

Pump:
https://www.waterpumpsdirect.com/FloTec-FP0S4100X-Water-Pump/p72416.html

Shop around. I recommend the side screened intake vs the bottom to have less debris enter the pump.

* This post was edited 09/17/20 02:34pm by time2roll *

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darleyhavidson wrote:

StirCrazy wrote:

installing a french drain to redirect the water to a place where it wont harm anything else would be the best bet.

Steve


Since the flooding is at the lowest spot on the lot grade, the safest place to redirect the water is uphill (6 foot higher than the low spot). There in lies the challenge on how to get the water to the lake side (high side) of the lot by using natural means or drainage. Mechanical pumps are an option, but since I don't live there permanently, it is the less ideal solution.


ya I gathered that by the photo but its a prmanant soultion , would just take some work and could be expensive if you cant do it your self.

if its only once and a while then a pump could work but you have to be there to pump it, but probably the cheepest way.

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The owner of the lot should fix that. If you get no love there, either drain it, or fill and resow the grass.


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coolmom42 wrote:

The owner of the lot should fix that. If you get no love there, either drain it, or fill and resow the grass.


Agreed. However, he is resistant to do anything to fix it. He feels if I add more topsoil to level it, the new topsoil won't absorb the water. And consequently, flood another adjacent lot or impact another portion of my campsite.
And as people change the landscape of their campsites around me, my lot is being impacted and is receiving more over the ground water because of it.

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