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  1. Weep hole dilemma part thirty deaux

    [QUOTE=Zoellerpump]The weep hole has been in the installation instructions from Zoeller for 32 years, they have been preaching this for 36-39 years.;)
    You know, we are not the only pump maufacturer...
  2. Lastly, on the Wayne AU5ES/PumpBiz switch...

    Lastly, on the Wayne AU5ES/PumpBiz switch (because I think this was beaten down by a few who have done everything but try one) I have to respond to the timer for "off" on the pump.


    First, the...
  3. ---------------------- Baloney. This IS a...

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    Baloney.
    This IS a "good" sensor/switch. The timer for the pump is easily adjusted and allows one to take the water all the way down to the bottom of the pit. That plus the...
  4. __________ That is not how the switch works so i...

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    That is not how the switch works so i wonder where you got that quote. The wire has nothing to do with turning the pump off. You set a timer ( 0 - 60 seconds) for the "off" on this...
  5. What we are talking about (a very thin wire...

    What we are talking about (a very thin wire tinned with an alloy that fights corrosion which is momentarily in contact with water) is so minimal that it is of no consequence to the reliability or...
  6. Pumpbiz explains the switch on their site. ...

    Pumpbiz explains the switch on their site.
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  7. ----------------- The pump the former plumber...

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    The pump the former plumber used (and which was problematic) was a Zoeller but was not the "M-53." It was a cheap plastic pump that we discontinued when we got rid of that plumber....
  8. --------------- Nothing wrong with the Zoeller...

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    Nothing wrong with the Zoeller M53 and that is obviously one of the best names in the industry. Having said that though, we thought that the Might Mate just used the venerable name...
  9. ----- It isn't actually touched by the water. It...

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    It isn't actually touched by the water. It senses ground when the water gets close. I believe the folks who designed this took oxidation into account and therefore, the wire is tinned with an...
  10. ---------------------- We stopped using the...

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    We stopped using the Zoeller 1/3 hp mighty mate because of lack of reliability over time and upgraded the standard sump pump spec to 1/2 h.p. cast iron.

    I have no dog in...
  11. -------------------------------- I understand...

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    I understand this issue entirely as I share the same problem and have tried a few things. First, as a builder, I am concerned about the footings and foundation...
  12. ---------------------- Carmel corn: There is no...

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    Carmel corn:
    There is no switch in the water with the Wayne electronic switch. The sensor is just an insulated wire with about 3/4" stripped and tinned at the end.
    It is...
  13. Sump starts and stops....

    "If a pocket of air is in the area where the impeller is turning, IT WILL NOT HAVE ENOUGH FORCE TO OPEN THE CHECK VALVE."
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    Sounds like a very weak pump, that is, a...
  14. Forget the electronic switch, tell us about air-lock

    As I read the reponses to the electronic switch, I am thinking now that maybe the product should be used even beyond the situation where people want to avoid frequent cycles.
    I just don't see a...
  15. Bad advice from plumber

    I am a builder and believe your advice is the wrong advice to someone who needs to maximize the amount of water pumped out at each cycle.

    First, you say you get calls and see a pump constantly...
  16. Electronic switch much more dependable than float

    The pump and high water alert sensors for the electronic pump switch are two insulated wires with red and blue jacks respectively that look like RCA audio jacks on one end.
    You tie the wire leads...
  17. Hole in sump pipe discharge makes no sense

    I know Zoeller recommends a hole in the discharge pipe to somehow avoid "air-lock", but that seems like a rare event. Further, to slam the Wayne electronic sump switch because Zoeller recommends...
  18. Sump cycling too often

    See my post about the Wayne Electronic Sump pump switch.
  19. How many sump pits do you have?

    I have two pits. The main one is connected to the footing drain tile and then to a dedicated back-up pit.

    I now have a decent sump in the main pit ( a 3/4 h.p. Flotec) and a Big Dog AC/DC back-up...
  20. ----------------- Sorry for the mistake. The...

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    Sorry for the mistake. The electronic sump pump control greatly>>>INCREASES<<< the time between cycles. Which is useful to those like the OP who has constant water seeping from the...
  21. Electronic sump switch

    See my post about the Wayne AU5ES Electronic sump switch.
    It is available at Ace Hardware or through sites like Pumpbiz.com (I think it is cheaper at Ace).

    I have a similar problem than yours...
  22. Just installed a new Electronic Sump Switch

    My footing is in a water table so I am constantly pumping out water from the sump. In order to increase the reliabilty of the pump(switch) and to get the largest amount of water pumped on each cycle,...
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