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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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 »

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 »

What size sump pump to put in?

You have to calculate the rainfall for that area to get the correct gpm. You need to include variables like rain gutters, also include all flat areas you must do length times width including roof d... Read More »

How to Replace Sump Pump Oil?

If you notice a strange smell or smoke coming from your sump pump, the problem could be with the oil inside. In order to work properly, these fixtures require oil to lubricate the moving parts ins... Read More »