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Too small of a sump pump is as bad as too powerful of a sump pump. We provide help in choosing the right size pump for your water pumping needs. After the purchase, why not install it yourself. We have included the instructions. Once you do it you will realize installing it yourself is the best. That means no more waiting for a plumber, especially in an emergency.
✔ Measure Basin Height.
✔ Measure Basin Diameter
✔ Find Height Of Vertical Discharge Piping
✔ Count Elbows And Check Valves
✔ Identify Water Flow Rate Into Pit During Heavy Rain Storm
✔ Convert Numbers Into GPH
✔ Shop For Sump Pump Matching GPH At Measured Height
Many pumps look very similar but their features are different. A sewage pump looks like a sump pump; however it is stronger and needs a wider discharge piping system. Battery powered and water powered sump pumps pump water like primary sump pumps; however their function is backing up the primary sump pump in case of electrical or pump failure. Pedestal pumps perform the same function primary pumps do; however pedestal pump motors can not be submerse in water. We provide information about each pump type so you can choose the right pump.
Note the difference horse power makes in pumping performance. If you performed a sizing calculation or know how many gallons of water are pumping during a heavy rainstorm, it will be easy to select the proper horse power and shop for the right sized pump.
Select the appropriate horse power below and you will be taken directly to the correlating horse powered pumps for shopping.
Automatic sump pumps come equipped with float switches, however because they are mechanical they will fail. When switches fail it is time to review options for replacement. The same thing is true of check valves. Even water alarms fail. These failures provide an opportunity to learn about other options which may be much more effective. Learn your options and shop the best for your water pumping needs.
Four Basic Types Of Float Switches And Replacement Switches
The Primary Sump Pump is a must for every basement with a sump basin. It offers the most pumping performance capability, housing material variety, float switch options and warranty support. Although they all basically have the same features, there is a vast difference in testing and material durability. Therefore it is important to review the features before buying.
Bronze is the strongest most durable and heat dissipating pump housing material, but very expensive; therefore a good second is cast iron, third is stainless steel, aluminum and zinc fourth and last is thermoplastic.
As for float switches, mechanical switches fail more quickly than electro mechanical switches. Two pole vertical switches and cage switches do not get caught like tether floats do. Double float switches provide additional protection when one switch fails.
Horse power determines the rate at which water is removed from the basin during a heavy rain storm. The most common horse power variations include one-fourth, one third, one half, three-fourths and one horse power. Too much horse power causes the pump to recycle too frequently and leads to premature motor burn out. Not enough horse power leads ti basin overflow because the pump cannot keep up with the water.
A Battery Backup sump pump becomes a necessity because primary sump pump float switches or the electricity will fail sometime. Failure most frequently happens during a heavy rainstorm and without a backup pump the basin will overflow and cause flooding. A battery backup sump pump is a great way to provide protection if the primary sump pump fails.
Three key factors must be considered when choosing the right battery backup sump pump: its pumping capability, its size and placement options and the length of time it can run.
Battery backup sump pumps do not have the same pumping capability as primary sump pumps; therefore it is crucial to know how much water actually needs to be pumped from the sump basin during a heavy rainstorm so the closest matched gallons pumped per hour can be achieved with a battery backup pump.
Primary sump pump size becomes an issue when trying to install a battery backup sump pump. Most backup pumps must be installed on the basins floor for stable pumping; however there are a few that can be effectively installed in the discharge line above the primary pump.
The length of time a primary pump will be inoperable is hard to predict. Therefore it is crucial to consider those backup systems that all double battery hookup to extend the run time.
Water Powered sump pumps offer features the battery backup pumps cannot. However water powered sump pumps have four limitations: the water source that can be used, the volume of water that can be pumped per hour; and the water pressure required.
Just like all other sump pump types, water powered sump pump brands and models have feature differences. They do have one thing in common however, the source of water that can be used for the pump to work. Water powered sump pumps only operate when city, also known as municipal, water is used. Private well water cannot be used because when electric power fails, well pumps and booster pumps also fail unless the house uses a whole house generator installed to natural gas for dependability.
The pumping capability of water powered pumps is limited. The pump head can only operate so fast as water flows through the head, sucks up basin water and sends it to its intended location. Currently no water powered pump can perform as well as a primary one-half horse power pump.
Pumping capacity is also limited by the city’s water pressure. The water pressure must fall between a predefined range for the pump to be effective. So it is extremely important to know ones existing water pressure and water volume coming into the basin during a heavy rainstorm.
Combination sump pumps are a great way to go for homeowners who want to install their own sump pump. There is only one connection to make: the pre-assembled combo to the existing discharge pipe. Combination pumps come pre-aligned with a primary and battery backup sump pump and necessary elbows. If one of the pumps fails it can be easily replaced individually.
The key to purchasing the right combo pump involves three things: knowing the size of the basin’s height and width, knowing the pumping performance needed and identifying the size of the existing discharge piping.
Combo pumps will not work for everyone because of basin size required; Be sure to measure the diameter and depth of your pit and check the manufacturers specifications for installation.
One of the biggest challenges with combo pumps is that the battery backup pumping performance is usually less than the primary pump. Fortunately some manufacturers provide a combo where both the primary and battery backup have very similar pumping capability. This is the best scenario because pumps usually fail during heavy rainstorms.
The most common discharge piping size is one and one-half inches. Combo pumps are pre-assembled for this size. Using a down-sizing coupler is not recommended.
Liberty Pumps SJ10 Water Powered Sump Pump, Removes 2 Gallons Water Per 1 Gallon City Water Used, Suction Tube, 3/4″ NPT Water Inlet Connection
Accepts 20PSI Up To 100PSI inlet Supply Pressure, 1020 GPH @ 60 PSO, 3 Yr. Warranty