Oh yes it was an orange extension cord…It ran out through a crawl space vent screen (now a perfect access for rodents) under a 12’ wide deck and up to the exterior outlet. Due to the age of the home it did not have GFCI exterior outlet protection, either.
Did I mention the sump well was a “Homer Bucket”…what a classic!
Update…the guy who called himself a contractor on this…reluctantly returned to remove the extension cord…and install a dedicated circuit from the main panel to the sump location and installed a GFCI outlet.
He also removed the drain line from the sewer, and installed that to the storm drain system. He added some drain rock around the Homer bucket with silt fabric.
It is still a half a** install for additional reasons, and I have made it very clear to the buyers that the system may be truly insufficient when it is needed.
Just another case of a seller trying to get by. I don’t mind a low cost solution…if it truly is a solution. I just get tired of sellers’ doing, or having sub standard repairs performed, and trying to pass it off as something legitimate.
Some sellers’ just don’t care if it is done right or not. The contactor working for the seller told the agents I must be from another county with more strict codes. Again…ughh!!!