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It would be helpful to know the make/model of...

It would be helpful to know the make/model of your sump. Instead of replacing the pump, you might be able to use a different switch to extend the length of the cycle.
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An SJE Rhombus 1003590 vertical master switch...

An SJE Rhombus 1003590 vertical master switch should do it. You can mount right on the vertical PVC line instead of the pump. Same piggyback plug design.
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The Ultra Sump & Triple Sumps are in theory good...

The Ultra Sump & Triple Sumps are in theory good systems except:

1. Triple Sump will not fit conventional pits and requires further excavation and their specific liner. Second, the backup Zoeller...
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You are wise to invest in a backup system. IMHO...

You are wise to invest in a backup system. IMHO - I can understand the attractiveness of an all-in-one solution that is pre-assembled and chances are you would be fine with the setup you researched....
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Another option is to keep extra AGM type deep...

Another option is to keep extra AGM type deep cycle batteries on hand. The Absorbed Glass Mat type batteries hold their charge much longer and can be stored longer periods of time without...
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I prefer the Aquanot II. I once had the smaller...

I prefer the Aquanot II. I once had the smaller version of the Basement Sentry (#507) and it could barely keep up with the pumping load during heavy use. Upgraded to the Aquanot II and this is no...
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Two suggestions: 1. Is there at least one...

Two suggestions:

1. Is there at least one large black plastic pipe (4 inch diameter) that feeds the pit. If the water level does not reach the bottom of the pipe then you're probably fine.

2....
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I wish my system only ran every 10 minutes. Not...

I wish my system only ran every 10 minutes. Not sure what you're asking....can you run the discharge out to your storm sewer?
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IMHO - an SJE Rhombus Vertical Master I...

IMHO - an SJE Rhombus Vertical Master I mechanical switch #1003590 is very reliable....much more than a diaphragm or electronic version.
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You won't like my suggestion but anyway..... ...

You won't like my suggestion but anyway.....

IMHO - a Flotec pump is a cheap low quality pump new, let alone when it has been compromised. I therefore would not even mess with it and get...
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You might want to check your other thread as...

You might want to check your other thread as there are some comments regardings switches, HP, etc.

Only thing I may otherwise suggest you check is whether your home electrical system is working...
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I really dislike diaphragm switches...especially...

I really dislike diaphragm switches...especially those without a piggyback design. Besides the suggestion to re-wire/bypass, other suggestions might be to excavate/install a deeper pit liner or...
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Posted By Carmel Corn

Hard to say without more info. Can you describe...

Hard to say without more info. Can you describe what kind of switch/float mechanism your pump has?
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Why do you need it to come on before 7 inches? ...

Why do you need it to come on before 7 inches? Also, does the unit have a piggyback plug (pump motor plug attaches into back of the switch plug, which in turn plugs into the outlet)? Finally, what...
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I don't trust diaphragm switches....never have,...

I don't trust diaphragm switches....never have, never will. Therefore I won't recommend one.

IMHO - faulty switches are the main reason for pump failure. Therefore, they should be replaced more...
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Make sure you PVC line extends well into the...

Make sure you PVC line extends well into the black plastic line. I am guessing the black tubing you are referencing is a 4" corrugated plastic. In my area, the black tubing extends above the ground...
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Are you sure they meant it was illegal to use the...

Are you sure they meant it was illegal to use the storm sewer vs. sanitary sewer line?
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Be careful what you wish for ! ;) I agree,...

Be careful what you wish for ! ;)

I agree, don't worry about it.

If for some reason the drain tile system is compromised, the water table around your foundation footer will become saturated...
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As in a lot of cases, it's hard to speculate...

As in a lot of cases, it's hard to speculate unless there are pictures. For example, where is your neighbor's line discharging to that would cause flooding in the street? Many variables to...
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IMHO - I absolutely agree that diaphragm switches...

IMHO - I absolutely agree that diaphragm switches are more suspectible to malfunctioning. The SJE Rhombus Vertical Master I is one of the most versatile/reliable switches on the market in my...
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My guess is that you pump is more active during...

My guess is that you pump is more active during that time of year, but not literally pumping 7/24. Even still, if you have an active pit, there are things you can do. You might also be hearing the...
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My opinion (for what it's worth): Positives:...

My opinion (for what it's worth):

Positives:
a. Good pump selection. Zoeller's are one of the two that I favor (Hydromatic being the other). Zoeller's do have one weakness....their switch...
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You get what you pay for. I recommend the...

You get what you pay for. I recommend the Zoeller Aquanot II battery backup unit. It is a pedestal design that can pump 30 gallons per minute at a 12 foot head. It basically offers primary pump...
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Good point! The 10vm1wp (part #1003590) is a...

Good point! The 10vm1wp (part #1003590) is a proven/reliable switch and is the version that I use in my own home. I was thinking the micro switch version "II" also had more restrictions on the...
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Zoeller factory pump switches tend to fail after...

Zoeller factory pump switches tend to fail after 200,000 cycles. You can buy one without the switch (ex. N-53) and then acquire a separate rhombus switch (vertical master model is very compact!). ...
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