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DebJ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-08-11 11:51 AM
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I need a good math person to answer this question for me please.
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This is serious, my basement is flooded and I need to protect my furnace and yet not have a heart attack. I'm no young 'un anymore.

How many buckets filled with 4 gallons of water have to be removed to lower the water level about one inch from a floor that is approximately 1200 square feet?

I tried to work it out but I just can't. Have had no sleep all night.

I'd like to know how many buckets to help push me to do this. Don't know when the plumber will get here to snake drain and we could get yet more torrents of rain at any time. There are no wet vacs nor sump pumps left in any stores in York County as of 1 pm yesterday.
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  -I need a good math person to answer this question for me please. DebJ  Sep-08-11 11:51 AM   #0 
  - Whew plumber will now be here in 20 minutes praise God  DebJ   Sep-08-11 12:04 PM   #1 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Sep-09-11 12:57 AM   #17 
  - Too many.  rug   Sep-08-11 12:08 PM   #2 
  - LOL good answer. I'm still going to try to figure out an estimate  DebJ   Sep-08-11 12:09 PM   #3 
  - Ok. Using the internets, one cubic foot is about 7.5 gallons.  DebJ   Sep-08-11 12:22 PM   #5 
  - No offense but you mean 120 times 7.5 n/t  dimbear   Sep-08-11 03:59 PM   #8 
  - Ok. Using the internets, one cubic foot is about 7.5 gallons.  DebJ   Sep-08-11 12:22 PM   #6 
     - Argh but he doesn't have a snake they are all in service.  DebJ   Sep-08-11 12:32 PM   #7 
        - How are you making out now?  Lasher   Sep-09-11 03:38 AM   #18 
  - 187 bucket loads. n/t  Shagbark Hickory   Sep-08-11 12:17 PM   #4 
  - But what if there's a hole in the bucket  OriginalGeek   Sep-08-11 04:04 PM   #9 
  - ooh ooh Mister Kotter!  pokerfan   Sep-08-11 11:41 PM   #13 
  - This is the correct answer. Here is the math  Duer 157099   Sep-08-11 11:22 PM   #10 
     - Thanks!  DebJ   Sep-08-11 11:36 PM   #11 
     - I concur  pokerfan   Sep-08-11 11:36 PM   #12 
        - Doh! I always take the hard way  Duer 157099   Sep-09-11 12:12 AM   #14 
           - My personal favorite...  pokerfan   Sep-09-11 12:22 AM   #15 
  - IDK, but I suggest picking up a bilge pump from a local boat/marine shop. nt  Incitatus   Sep-09-11 12:47 AM   #16 
  - First, convert from furlongs to fortnights. Makes things easier.  HopeHoops   Sep-09-11 08:59 AM   #19 
  - I came up with three buckets full. Proof inside...  RedCloud   Sep-09-11 04:16 PM   #20 
  - DebJ...how are you doing today?  Suich   Sep-09-11 06:29 PM   #21 
 

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