Little Giant 518400 1/40 HP Small Submersible Epoxy Encapsulated Pump

If your home is to have a basement, you are probably familiar with the sump pump. Sump pump is like a kicker in NFL team – only when they do not come through, you will notice them. If the drainage pump has failed to place, for blowing the game for you, home of the basement there is a thing that fills up, you can ruin a valuable investment. To learn about the different types of sump pumps, allows you to protect your home.

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Little Giant 518400 1/40 HP Small Submersible Epoxy Encapsulated Pump

Little Giant 518400 Submersible Encapsulated
Little Giant 518400 1/40 HP Small Submersible Epoxy Encapsulated Pump

If your water problem is serious (e.g., a high water table that gets higher when it rains), you will need a . Here are some quick tips on selecting the right sump pump to buy:

• Choose a submersible pump over a pedestal pump if your sump basin has the space. Submersible pumps allow the sump pit to be covered with a lid, reducing pump noise and stopping debris from falling into the pit. An airtight lid also helps keep moist air from being released into your home.

• Buy a pump with a cast iron core, not one made of plastic. Cast iron helps to dissipate heat to the surrounding water, lengthening the life of the pump.

• To minimize the chance of clogs, the pump should have a no-screen intake design coupled with an impellor that can handle solids up to ½-inch in diameter.

• The switch should be mechanical, not a pressure switch, and the float should be solid so it can’t become waterlogged, fail to switch off, and burn out the pump.

Little Giant 518400 Submersible Encapsulated

Automatic Vs Manual Sump Pumps

While selecting sump pumps, you can consider between automatic or manual pumps. You can select based on what suits your requirements and what seems appropriate to you. While choosing an automatic option, the switch will be wired to the sump pump directly allowing you to turn it off or no when it seems necessary. In automatic pumps, you get pressure switches, float and low-level switches.

How much horsepower is required?

A. Horsepower is usually associated with two things, firstly it forces the water out faster and secondly it uses enough electricity. So, if you think where you plan to install the sump pump, there could be water issues, then you will definitely require higher horsepower pump. It will help pump out the water before it can come back and lead to an overflow.