Why does a sump pump not pump? The reasons are many. Loss of power, switch failure, clogging, large volumes of water, failure of the check valve and blockage of the discharge pipe are the most common. Regular maintenance helps avoid problems. Having a backup system for your sump pump can help reduce the chances of failure and keep you dry.
Secondary pumps in the same sump crock are set slightly higher than the primary. If the primary pump fails for any reason the secondary, in most cases slightly smaller pump automatically starts and also sounds an alert so you now it is in operation. It also helps if you know you have a problem.
Sump pump alarm systems alert you much like the smoke or carbon monoxide detector you probably already have. Various models can sound buzzers or even call your cell phone when they detect moisture where it shouldn’t be. But alarms only tell you that a problem exists now. What about solving it before things get that bad?
The electric motor in a sump pump needs two things; water and electricity. No power means no pumping. Battery backup systems are available for many sump pump systems. Not only can they notify you when the power is out, but also provide continual charging of the battery when electric service is just fine. The one thing to remember about a battery backup system is that it uses a separate smaller pump that is moving significantly less water than the primary, namely 10 gallons per minute as opposed to the 30 to 60 gallons of a primary pump.
The TripleSafe™ Sump Pump System, provides these three levels of protection for your basement and your peace of mind.
For normal functioning, the TripleSafe™ has a powerful, cast-iron Zoeller® ⅓ horsepower sump pump set at the lowest level. For heavy volumes of water or in case of primary pump failure, a second, more powerful Zoeller® ½ hp pump set a bit higher in the liner will take over. In case of a power outage, an UltraSump® battery backup sump pump, set at the highest level, will pump 11,500 gallons or more on a fully charged battery!
Do you regularly lose power in your neighborhood? Either a portable or whole house automatic generator may also be something to consider. While wheeling out and pull starting a gasoline generator may be fine for camping, today’s systems feature natural gas power and self-starting capabilities to power your entire home, and even test themselves automatically, sending a report to your e-mail.
If you are on a city water system there is a backup system that uses your home’s water pressure to power another separate pump. While installation is more involved with permits, plumbers and running supply lines to the existing pump, a system of this type uses two gallons of fresh water to pump out 1 gallon of sump water. One look at your monthly water bill will bring the end cost of such a system into focus.
No matter the level of protection you select, having a backup plan is always a good idea.
Chicago Pneumatic is excited to announce the launch of the CP83100, a 1-ton workshop crane designed for general mechanics and body shop applications for light vehicles and medium duty trucks.
With a hoist arm containing 3 extension positions and a pin-locking mechanism, the CP83100 allows for high access: up to 53.1 in / 1350 mm @ 500 Kg.
Users will enjoy the double pump system for fast operations and the innovative safety features that have been put in place. With a feet locking system that operates in both folded and working positions, and the dead man release valve, operators can feel safe during all operations.
Additional user-friendly features include:
In 1957, Wacker Corporation began its journey into the US construction market with a single product, the company’s signature vibratory rammer. The merger between Wacker Construction Equipment AG and Neuson Kramer Baumaschinen in 2007 (10 years ago) created a new Wacker Neuson brand along with one of the largest equipment portfolios in the world.
The company’s roots date back to 1848 in a blacksmith shop in Dresden, Germany. The opening of the US operation for the family-owned manufacturer was a true milestone. Brothers Peter and Hermann Wacker had the foresight to bring a growing German construction equipment business to the community of Hartford, Wisconsin. The brothers’ hard work and dedication did not go unnoticed by contractors and equipment distributors. The rammer’s reputation as a revolutionary compaction machine quickly skyrocketed and in 1958 a new office, warehouse and production facility was built on Wacker Drive in Hartford, WI.
The company’s growth and light equipment product line continued to expand, resulting in the company’s relocation closer to Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1986. Today, the company’s US headquarters in Menomonee Falls and is home to research and development, engineering, manufacturing, sales, marketing, aftermarket services and an extensive training academy. Additional facilities include a manufacturing plant located in Norton Shores, Michigan, which was a result of the 2006 acquisition of Ground Heaters, Inc., and a full logistics and warehouse facility located in Germantown, Wisconsin.
While the company is often known as the “rammer company,” it goes well beyond that single product mentality. Wacker Neuson’s United States operation is responsible for the manufacturing of walk-behind and ride-on rollers, trash pumps, portable and mobile generators, walk-behind and ride-on trowels, light towers, heaters, and most recently skid steers and compact track loaders. These products are among the more than 300 available under the Wacker Neuson brand, which also includes wheel loaders, telehandlers, excavators, dumpers, vibratory plates, internal and external vibrators and saws.
Wacker Neuson is now defined as a leading global manufacturer of high quality light and compact equipment used in construction, landscape, agriculture, utility, residential, municipal and industrial markets. The company’s long tradition of countless innovations has changed the way customers work, build and transport goods all over the world.