Arvald wrote:10 years seems to be the accepted answer, though one caveat I found was if you buy cheap don't expect it last if it is running regularly.
I haven't been buying the cheapest ones, nor the most expensive ones. Pretty much the middle of the range.
Arvald wrote:Sometimes I'm glad I'm from an area where they don't even need to install the sumps.
Yeah, sometimes I find myself wondering whether having the basement is worth dealing with sump pumps and seepage.
superjawes wrote:Google-fu Results
Sounds like you've got something else wrong or your pump is running harder than most areas.
Well, I am starting to suspect that we have some drainage issues, so yeah, the pump may be working a little too hard. I'm also thinking that on the previous one I may have mounted the float switch a little too low, causing the pump to cycle more often than necessary. When I installed the new one last night I moved the switch up about 4 inches from its previous location.