Zoeller 42-0007 115-Volt 1/6 Horse Power Model N42 Floor Sucker Non-Automatic Utility Pump

When you build a home, you would want to make sure it is constructed in a manner that it provides you with all the comfort and protection. Keeping in mind all the vital aspects for protection of your property and comfortable stay, you need to look at having the right resources for good water pressure. In this case, all you need is the best sump pump, ensuring it is of good quality and always operational.

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Zoeller 42-0007 115-Volt 1/6 Horse Power Model N42 Floor Sucker Non-Automatic Utility Pump

Zoeller 42 0007 115 Volt Non Automatic Utility
Zoeller 42-0007 115-Volt 1/6 Horse Power Model N42 Floor Sucker Non-Automatic Utility 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.

Zoeller 42 0007 115 Volt Non Automatic Utility

Sump pumps are installed particularly where basement flooding is seen as a problem, but are also used to improve dampness by lowering the water table under the foundation.  away from the house to any place where it no longer presents a hazard, such as a municipal storm drain or dry well.

Types of Sump Pumps
There are two available categories of sump pumps, Automatic and Manual.

Automatic Sump Pumps
An automatic sump pump has a switch attached that activates the pump when the water reaches a certain height and turns the pump off when the sump pump has drained the water.

Manual Sump Pumps
A manual sump pump must be turned on and off manually. Sump pumps may also have battery backups, control panels, and automatic switches amongst other accessories installed to ensure continuous and proper operation.

HOW TO SIZE A SUMP PUMP

To determine the horsepower of the pump you need, drop a tape measure in your sump pit during the next rain storm and measure the amount of water that accumulates in one minute. One inch of water in one minute is roughly equivalent to one gallon in a standard 18″ pit. In a pit that’s 24″ in diameter, the volume doubles. Multiply by 60 to determine the number of gallons your pump will have to move per hour. Sump pump strength is measured in horsepower. 1/3 horsepower is sufficient for most homes but may fall short in extreme conditions. Homeowners in areas prone to flooding might consider a pump with a more powerful 1/2 horsepower motor, bearing in mind that larger pumps cost more and wear out sooner than small ones.