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.
Arvald wrote:Sometimes I'm glad I'm from an area where they don't even need to install the sumps.
superjawes wrote:Google-fu Results
Sounds like you've got something else wrong or your pump is running harder than most areas.
Captain Ned wrote:Check valve should sit right at the pump output to minimize flush-back.
Captain Ned wrote:Most submersible pumps have a duty cycle rating, applicable when they're not fully submerged.
MarkD wrote:Our drainage was exremely poor and there was a lot of underground water affecting the neighbors as well when the house was built, I brought in enough topsoil to ensure that water ran away from the foundation, and the underground water is no longer an issue
just brew it! wrote:There's actually a flexible rubber coupling in the line a couple of feet above the pump. Swapping that with the check valve should be a no-brainer. I guess I have a little project for this evening now.
Captain Ned wrote:That should do the job. I assume this is pumping into a city sewer line? If so, no worries about freezing or other nasties.
Captain Ned wrote:Mine, OTOH, pumps out the cellar window and through a long flex hose to a point in the side yard below the level of the cellar floor and some 50' away from the house. No way am I going to add load to my septic system just to keep the cellar dry. You all saw those pics several years ago.
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