Is This Ejector Pump Problem Something to Worry About?
Posted by Dean Smith on July 20, 19100 at 14:26:06:
Our basement ejector system, which was installed 5 years ago in a 30 year old house (right in the middle of the floorplan), has been
acting as a sump pump, as it cycles quite often without any water coming in from the in-house sources (washer, shower, toilet). We live in a pretty wet area, and I do
have a fully functioning sump pump.

Obviously, a leak has developed letting groundwater into the ejection pit. My question is, is this a big problem, besides causing extra wear on the pump? In case of a
power outage, I'm guessing the groundwater WONT overflow the ejector pit, as the sump will then take the extra pressure & flow (we have an AquaNot backup).
Is this a common problem? Should/can I try to fix the leak when I eventually need to replace the pump?

Dean Smith


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