#plumbing (Discord ID: 469988837175721985) in MacGuyver - Skills & Academics, page 1
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I'm looking for sump pump suggestions? Does anyone have any recommendations?
Are you looking to pump strictly water, say for a basement? Or something to handle small solids, for.grey/wastewater?
Also for anyone else here, I’m the chief mechanic wastewater operations for my municipality. I can potentially be a good resource for any plumbing/mechanical/electrical questions you goys may have. Not too knowledgeable about vehicle engines unfortunately, but feel free to reach out and I’ll help any way I can.
@Px4 it's for a standard household sump that gets a pretty significant amount of rain water a few times per year. My basement is about 1200 square feet. I also hope to finish my basement and put a couple of bedrooms down there so I need something that isn't terribly loud. 120v.
Honestly you’d probably be fine with a standard 1/2 hp submersible. If you have a Grainger Supply in your area they’ll several to choose from. They’ll also have replacement parts regularly available as well. I’ve had good luck with Dayton Pumps, and Little Giant Pumps. Up to you whether or not you want to get one with an automatic float installed, but they’re always nice to have just in case the pump needs to start when you’re not home.
The real limiting factor isn’t so much the size of your basement, its the height difference between where your pump is installed (the suction) and where it ends up (the discharge)
It’s calculated in “feet of head”, i don’t want to complicate anything so tl;dr- if you have to pump water up 20ft to clear your basement, make sure your pump has a head rating that’s greater than the height it needs to overcome
I definitely need an automatic pump it's been raining for the last few days ago my pump is struggling to keep up. I think it's a 1/2 horse but I'm on the lower side of town so I tend to get a lot of water all at once on rainy days. It pumps about 12 ft vertically and then runs down about 25 feet of hose to the back of my yard.
The vertical distance is the main resistance that the pump has to overcome.
The max head rating in that pic basically means that pump is capable of pumping against 36ft. It’s actually a little less due to friction and elevation from sea level etc, but it’s close enough
I actually don't live at my house much during the summer but my brother says it's been running pretty much constantly for the last couple of days. What I really need is flow rate not pump head since it's a relatively short distance it needs to pump.
That’s measured in Gallons Per Minute (gpm) and it will vary depending on Ft. of Head. Here’s the rating for the pump in that picture (just for an example)
Ok. I think I have a pretty good idea of what I need now. I'm probably going to go for a little bit of overkill with a 3/4 hp pump but I'd really like to avoid flooding.
Nothing wrong with going a little bigger. Sorry for rambling on about head pressure and all that, I’ve just seen several times where someone will go and buy a pump not knowing to look for that.
No need to apologize. That's exactly what this channel is for.
Sure thing, good luck and definitely let me know if I can be of any help.
When my bathroom sink water was turned on, it would back up into the bathtub. Went downstairs with a 25-foot hand snake. After about a half-hour of push it through the pipe by hand, I used hand crank to push it through and out came a six-inch sausage of hair. Very gross, but problem solved. Few things in life feel better than saving $150 on plumbing house call.
Yikes. I know that feel all too well, wife has long hair so every 6 months ago I have to pull a wad of it out of the shower drain.
Hey Fam!!! . New to server. Ive got water and wastewater treatment experience. State licensed and what not. Anyone got any questions or wanna talk shop I'm here.
@TheWhiteRationalist you bet your bottom dollar I want to add them!
@TheWhiteRationalist#8239 ayyy it’s nice to see another water/wastewater guy here. I’m in the same line of work, pump mechanics and electrical, anything from 1/2hp up to 200hp. Currently hold a Collections 3 license, going for 4’s this spring
Why does my toilet pour water for hours?
You know, like when it fills up the toilet bowl
It gets really annoying because I live in a tiny studio and I can hear it when I'm trying to do something
Not too concerned about the water bill, since I've been having the same problem and the water bill has been really low
Is the float in the tank getting stuck?
Chain could be too loose and getting caught under the plunger.
looks like it's just not filing up
What Tyler said about the chain getting stuck under the plunger could be the reason it's not filling up.
Or the chain is getting hung up and causing the plunger not to seal properly.
Watch it next time you flush. You might see the problem.
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