sewerage ejector pump failures

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      Jim Seitzinger

      My client has had two ejector pumps fail within 1 -2 years of service. Installing contractor says it is the homeowners fault for not “maintaining” the pumps by flushing and cleaning the sump pit and pump body (and inlet area. I have never heard of this maintenance requirement before. Do any of you advise your customers accordingly? Do you think this is a legitimate requirement? If the drain/sewer line has an area of reverse pitch, could that cause or lead to the premature pump failures? Thanks in advance for any help.
      Gus M.

    • #299655
      SylvanLMP

      Gus what CRAP brand ejector did this contractor install?

      Was it a cheap 1/3 horse power or a Quality 1/2 HP?

      What was the TDH

      Where was the check valve located?

      Was it a lift check or a flapper type

      Was the sump pit large enough to prevent short cycling?

      If you need any QUALIFIED advice please send me a private E mail.

      [Edited by John Aldrich on 01 April 2001]

    • #299656
      SylvanLMP

      could that cause or lead to the premature pump failures? Thanks in advance for any help.
      Gus M.

      YES over a perod of time do o short cycling and If not protected by a decent quality check valve.

      Again for a more detailed answer you had better E mail me.
      [Edited by John Aldrich on 01 April 2001]

    • #299657
      inspectorgm

      SylvanLMP
      Thanks for your response. The homeowner will try to pull out the pump this weekend so we know exactly what we have. I would like to talk to you further. What is your email address
      Gus
      bildr@earthlink.net

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