16 Mar The Do’s and Don’ts of Submersible Pump Applications
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- Do thoroughly read all installation material provided with the pump.
- Do inspect pump for any visible damage caused by shipping. Contact dealer if pump appears to be damaged.
- Do clean all built up debris in sewage pit if debris can obstruct the pumps initial start up. Be sure that the pump will have a hard, flat surface beneath it.
- Do be sure that the pit is large enough to allow proper clearance for the pumps float switch.
- Do Always Disconnect Pump From Power Source Before Handling.
- Do always connect to a separately protected and properly grounded circuit.
- Don’t ever cut, splice or damage the power cord.
- Don’t carry or lift the pump by its power cord.
- Don’t use an extension cord with a sewage pump.
- Do install a check valve and a union in the discharge line.
- Don’t use a discharge pipe smaller than the pumps discharge size.
- Do drill a 3/16″ weep hole between the check valve and the pump housing.
- Do review all applicable local and national codes and verify that the installation conforms to each of them.
- Do consult manufacturer for clarifications or questions.
- Do consider a Two Pump System with an alarm where an installation may become overloaded or primary pump failure would result in property damage.
- Don’t flush any items that are not biodegradable such as paper towels, feminine hygiene products, condoms, or other items that could jam the pump impeller. A moderate amount of tissue paper in a system is acceptable.
- Don’t pour chemicals into the pump system such as acid’s, floor wax, paints, or any degreasing chemicals. Common household soaps and detergents are acceptable. Contact the manufacturer with any chemical questions.
- Do keep all warranty information, installation instructions, and receipts for future use.
- Do size the pump to the proper capacity of the home. In a two-pump system each pump should be sized to meet the homes pumping requirements.
- Do verify that the sewage pit is gas tight and well vented to prevent odors.