Learn So You Can Do Sump Pump Maintenance And Replacement Or Talk Intelligently With Your Plumber
How Water Gets In and Out Of Sump Pump Pit
Most homes have buried drain tile running around the perimeter of the house whihc is laid at an angle so the slope is towards the sump pit cuasing the water to flow through the sysstem and the drain tile inlet into the pit. From there the water is sucked up through the pump and out the discharge piping which leads to a final disposal location.
The Sump Basin, Sump Pump and Discharge Pipe
The Primary Sump Pump, The Main Pump In The Basin.
The Battery Backup Sump Pump, The Protector From Flooded Basement If Power Goes Out
The battery backup pump runs on DC battery power. It requires a pump designed to run on battery power. See how to install the battery backup and watch it operate.
The Water Powered Backup Sump Pump, The Protector From Flooded Basement No Power Or Battery Needed
The Water Powered Sump Pump requires no electricity or battery to operate. Its power source is city water pressure. This type of backup pump removes the worry of a depleted battery.
See how the water powered sump pump works/
The Check Valve Prevents Water Backflow, Motor Short Cycling and Water Hammer Noise
The check valve plays three important roles. 1) Prevents water from running backup down the dischange pipe when the pump shuts off. 2) Prevents motor short cycling because already pumped water cannot return into the pit causing the motor to repump and repump the same water. 3) Lessens water hammer noise. The quiet check valve reduces the water hammer noise more than any other check valve type.
We hope you have learned something from the above sump pump videos. Perhaps you can install your own sump pump now or at least talk more intelligently with your plumber.