Re: Inline power indicator?
You could set up an alarm pretty easily, although I'm sure you can buy them ready-made.
All you need is a sump pump float switch that plugs into a wall outlet and has a switched outlet you can plug a radio or other noisemaking device into. Install the float switch at a level higher than the normal high-water level in the basin. If the water level gets too high, it turns on the radio (which you've already turned "on" very loudly to an annoying heavy metal station), alerting you to a problem. Of course, this doesn't work in a power outage.
The "Senior Member" designation under my name doesn't mean I know a lot, it just means I talk a lot.I've been a DIYer since I was 12 (thanks, Dad!). I have read several books on various home improvement topics. I do not have any current code books I can refer to. I was an apprentice plumber for two years.