How long should a sump pump run?

Answer As a general rule of thumb, a sump pump should, and usually will, run as long as the sump is filled. It is not uncommon for a sump pump to run intermittently in certain low-lying areas.Source:Garde... Read More »

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Should a sump pump have water in it?

According to Sump Pump Info, a sump pump in good working condition will quickly expel water out of the sump pit. This means the pit should not hold standing water. In a normal sump cycle, the float... Read More »

Where should the floater be in the water on a sump pump?

The float for a sump pump should do just as its name implies. It should sit atop the water. This allows the pump to know when it needs to redirect water. The float is usually the first piece to ... Read More »

What type of oil should be put into a sump pump?

The type of oil that should be put into a sump pump is dielectric mineral oil, also called compressor oil or electric transformer oil. It is sold by air-conditioning repair and home supply stores.S... Read More »

How do I size a sump pump?

Consider the HorsepowerLook at the important factor of a sump pump, which is its horsepower, not its size. Do not choose a large sump pump because you have a large house or vice versa.Do Your Homew... Read More »