Sump Pump 101
What they Do
Sump pumps are used to get rid of unwanted water that has gathered in a water collecting sump basin, usually located in the lower half of the house, such as the basement. Sump pumps are put into action when flooding occurs as well as any time the water table happens to rise above the foundation of the home. The sump pump sends the water away from the house, re-directing it into acceptable water reciprocals.
Two Differing Types
The two general differing types of sump pumps are the pedestal and submersible. The pedestal is called a pedestal because it has its pump’s motor mounted above the sump. This type of sump pump is easier to service if it is in need of maintenance. The other type of sump pump is the submersible type, which is completely mounted inside of the sump. Because of it’s enclosed mounting, this type of pump has to be specially sealed in order to prevent any types of electrical short circuits from happening.
Ridgid’s Submersible Sump Pump
The Ridgid 40898 1 HP Stainless Steel/Cast Iron Submersible Sump Pump with Vertical Float Switch, can pump up an amazing 5400 gallons per hour! This model is made of a stainless steel housing and has a cast iron impeller with a base construction, which is made to out perform any tough SUMP application it encounters. The upper and lower sealed ball bearings run smoothly for a quieter overall performance. A carbon/ceramic shaft is included in the design, and is ideal, as it runs a smooth operation and provides a longer life. In addition, the top suction inlet filters debris for increased reliability. The 1½ in. NPT discharges for an easy installation and stays in compliance of building codes. Finally and additionally included is a vertical float switch for proven sump pump performance.