Water dripping on pump

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Old 12-23-13, 06:52 AM
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Water dripping on pump

I have some condensate lines going directly into my sump pit. It drips directly on top of the pump. I would assume that is OK, but I wanted to ask anyway.... is there any harm in having water drip on top of a pumps housing?
 
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Old 12-23-13, 07:19 AM
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condensate is corrosive... Is the pump plastic or metal??

I probably would not worry about it...
 
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I would not want condensate dripping on a pump. It's probably OK if it's a submersible pump but otherwise I'd try to keep it dry.
 
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I dont see a difference ... Does the pit fill with condensate that the pump is submerged in it? Or is it diluted by ground water?
 
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Maybe I shouldny just say condesate... it has condensate from the furnace dripping on it and even water from a laundry tub and a water softing unit.... in any case, water is touching the plastic housing. THe base is metal.
 
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If it's a short, fat pump down in the sump then it's probably a submersible and water will not hurt it. It's designed to be totally submerged. If there is a pump at the bottom, a long shaft or tube coming up then the motor up in the air then it's a pedestal pump and you should do your best to keep the motor dry.

submersible pump:



pedestal (not submersible pump):
 
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