Tag: sump

Two Pump Books Released

Pump Selection and Troubleshooting Field Guide, by American Water Works Association (AWWA),  is a handbook specially written to provide operators, engineers, and maintenance staff with a quick reference on selecting, operating, troubleshooting, and maintaining all types of pumps. Pumps and Pump Systems, by the American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) is a handbook is a valuable…

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Sump Pumps: The Differences Between Common Pump Models

There are a lot of sump pump models on the market today. The two main types of sump pumps are submersible and pedestal sump pumps. Like the name, a submersible pump is designed be submerged in water. The pedestal pump sits in the sump pit, but the motor is not designed to get wet so…

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How to Measure Your Sump Pump Strength

Not all sump pumps are created equal.  Some are actually stronger than others.  Pump strength is measured by the amount of water that is can push out of a 1 ½ inch PVC discharge line. Most pumps have a flow chart indicating the Gallons Per Minute (GPM) with the feet of discharge line.  The length…

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