Sump Pump Brands

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice, Tips & ' started by dew, Sep 24, 2008.

  1. dew

    dew New Member

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    I have new home and want to upgrade builder installed pump. What brand is noted for its quality, performance, and reliability? I have installed a Zoeller backup. Never thought to upgrade the builder's model. Pump does run every 40 seconds for less that 10 seconds during very heavy rain. Runs much less otherwise.
    Thanks for your advice.
    Dave
  2. Garydaplummer

    Garydaplummer Union plumber/pipefitter-self employed

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    Personal choice

    I have been using mostly Zoeller and some Hydromatic pumps - they both seem to perform and hold up for my customers. I'm sure there are other very good brands out there which you'll hear about from other plumbers who post here.
  3. Redwood

    Redwood Master Plumber

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    My preference would be Zoeller and Liberty...
  4. Cass

    Cass Plumber

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    Zoeller is about all I will use...and for battery back up the Aquanot 2 by Zoeller is my first choice...
  5. I use the Zoeller N53 with adjustable float switch.


    That's almost a lifetime setup on the pump. The switch is easy to replace and take care of when it fails, pump will last indefinitely.
  6. Ian Gills

    Ian Gills Senior Robin Hood Guy

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    Zoeller and even the one with the integrated switch. The Zoeller I replaced last year was 16 years old and still running, but rusty. Mine runs like yours in very heavy rain, which means that like me you too have a small sump pit (narrow and not very deep). This might make fitting a Zoeller main and Zoeller back up pump quite tight but it can be done and below the recommended sump pit size specs too.

    You watch, they'll be the bloke from Zoeller along here in a minute....He posts every now and again.
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2008
  7. I chat with that fellow, ZP every now and then.


    He's up in the ranks inside Zoeller in engineering.
  8. dew

    dew New Member

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    Thanks for the recommendation.
    Dave
  9. Cass

    Cass Plumber

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    Oh Duke ...where are you...
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