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May 3, 2010

What Types of Sewage Ejector Pumps are Available

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , — admin @ 12:16 am

There are two basic types of sewage ejector pumps available. Many residences utilize these pumps to move waste water from the home into the main sewer lines. This is often necessary when the home is located at an elevation below the main sewer lines and gravity is not able to remove the waste water from the home.

The first type of ejector sewage pump is the vertical suspended pump. This type of pump is attached to the top of the holding tank. From the pump, a hose or pipe will be ran into the bottom of the well. These types of pumps offer easy access for repairs.

The second type of pump is the submersible sewage ejector pump. These types of pumps are able to be set inside the well completely immersed in the sewage. A series of seals will keep any liquid from reaching the motor. These high-quality pumps can offer many years of dependable service.

Also, with sewage pumps they will either be no clog pumps or grinders. A no clog ejector pump will be able to handle waste which is 2 to 4 inches in diameter. The sewage grinder ejector pump, on the other hand, acts much like a garbage disposal and will break waste up into much smaller pieces before pumping on to the main sewer lines.

A good plumber will always be able to tell you which type of pump is right for your situation. Also, there may be local regulations which require what type of pump may be used in your residence and the size of the pump.

You may be able to install your own sewage ejector pump if you have an extensive knowledge of plumbing. Otherwise, it is wise to hire a professional plumber to do the installation for you. This plumber can also recommend a brand in which they are comfortable installing.


February 7, 2010

Sewage Pumps

Filed under: Plumbing Materials — Tags: , — admin @ 5:37 am

Hey folk’s, I found a simply fantastic resource on sewage pumps that I just had to share with all of my readers. It is an article from the site Plumbing Point called the Sewage Pump Guide. If you are at all interested in learning about sewage pumps I would absolutely recommend that you check out that article and read it top to bottom. After having worked in the plumbing industry for several years I can tell you that this article is by far the best material that I have ever read on the topic.
To give you a little information on what a sewage pump is let me try to explain the basic plumbing concepts behind its need and use. Many of you are familiar with a certain European who lived several hundred years ago, a guy who went by the name of Isaac Newton. Well among other things Newton is credited with discovering the scientific concept we now call gravity. As the story goes an apple fell from a tree striking Newton on his noggin, triggering the “light bulb” moment which prompted his presentation of the concept gravity. OK so you are now probably thinking that I went off on some tangent but in actuality I haven’t. Sewage pumps were developed to counteract or battle against gravity. Since most plumbing systems rely on gravity to move sewage waste down pipes and into the main sewage lines, gravity is a major part of plumbing education. Now in many cases the waste is actually below the sewage line. In cases like this, you need to pump the waste up to the height where the main sewage line exists. In this situation you need a sewage pump.

OK, so now that you know the basics you can check out that site to find even more information.

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