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What horsepower sump pump do I need?
Last Updated: 3rd May, 2020
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Hereof, how do I know what size sump pump I need?
How to calculate the sump pump capacity you need
- A sump pit receives 20" of water in 1 minute, or approximately 20 gallons.
- Multiply: 20 gallons x 60 minutes x 1.5 = 1800 Gallons per Hour (GPH) capacity needed.
can you fully submerge a sump pump? It becomes activated by the float that is mounted on the side of the pedestal. The pedestal's motor isn't sealed and therefore can't be completely submerged. It can short out the motor, as well as create a shock risk in standing water. Sump pumps were designed to be submerged in water.
Hereof, how high can a sump pump lift water?
Then, you have to measure the needed lift – how high has the pump deliver the water from the bottom of the sump pit. A pump can remove much more water at a 5-ft "head pressure" (lift) than if has to pump 10 feet high.
What type of sump pump is better?
Submersible – A submersible type sump pump is installed in a sump pit and is designed to function underwater. Submersible pumps are usually more expensive, but have a longer lifespan than pedestal sump pumps. A submersible sump pump is also quieter and is hidden inside the sump basin, providing a cleaner appearance.