Re: Is This Ejector Pump Problem Something to Worry About?
Posted by Terry Love on July 20, 19100 at 19:36:30:
In response to Re: Is This Ejector Pump Problem Something to Worry About?

: 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

Dean,
I would take care of this while the weather is still warm and dry.
It could be a bad check valve on the pump, or like you say, it could be ground water. In the wet season, it would be more difficult. Terry




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