Recommend a high quality line of effluent pumps

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  1. Nov 29, 2012 #1

    BasicPoke

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    Hello, new member here. I have an effluent pump in a pit on the outlet of my septic tank. I am replacing a Zoeller Model 53 pump that has been in service about 7 years, which I have had several problems with. This is the type that comes with a float attached to the outside.

    QUESTION: Can someone recommend a high quality line of pumps that I can expect long problem-free service from? I am willing to pay more for quality here.

    What problems have I had? Animal chewed thru pump wiring from inside. String caught in float mechanism. Pump stopped turning on when float rose, replaced switch and problem remained. Now water is inside switch cover. I see rust in several places so I'm ready to replace it.

    Some background--a septic man recommended the pump system because our field just did not seem to absorb the water when it was cold and wet outside. I believe there is a lot of clay in the soil.

    Thanks for any advice.
    BasicPoke (Ron)
     
  2. Dec 2, 2012 #2

    drainbrain

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    Stay with zoeller sump pumps they Rs cheap and high quality
     
  3. Dec 11, 2012 #3

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    Thank you drainbrain. I ended up buying a Liberty pump but haven't received it yet.
     
  4. Dec 12, 2012 #4

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    Liberty makes a pretty decent sump pump so I would imagine the quality should be par. Let us know how it works out.
     

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