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Generac NG generator

Considering buying a Generac 8Kw natural gas generator. What would it cost me to run for 24 hours at half load with a Nat Gas price of .63 per ccf? I am not sure how to do the math on this one. ...
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Having an open bottom, I would think if the water...

Having an open bottom, I would think if the water table ever rose, your pump would be busy. I would put a flat patio block of some kind under the pump to get it out of the mud. You dont want mud or...
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suggestions

I would eliminate the tether type float switch and go with Pumpguy's suggestion of a Vertical Master Switch. Much more reliable and easier to switch out if/when it goes bad. From personal...
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Brand names

I can only give you my experience as a homeowner. Stay away from the "lifetime guarantee" big box store (Home Depot, Lowes) brands, such as Simers, Flotec, Rigid. Try to find a Zoeller, Hydromatic,...
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Zoeller LM44

Check on the Zoeller LM44 utility pump. Supposedly pumps down to 1/8" and has a sensor for automatic operation. I am not sure when the sensor would kick on, but maybe that will be what you are...
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Try to avoid the "big box" brands..get a zoeller,...

Try to avoid the "big box" brands..get a zoeller, hydromatic, etc...Lifetime warranties on the big box brands dont ensure quality.
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pro series

Do a search on the Pro Series 2400 and see what you think. I have had it for a couple years now and I am very pleased with it. Does a self test weekly , seems to be very reliable. Mine has worked...
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duplex

Since its not my money, here is my suggestiion. Put in a 30 x 36 or 36 x 36 crock and install a duplex pump system. Also have a good quality battery back up installled.
Enlarging the sump crock will...
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back ups

Thats a pretty crowded crock with 3 pumps in it. No room for error, very crowded to try to change any one of them out when they fail. You will also need to make sure your drain tile can handle the...
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back up

We may not be able to tell you what the "best" system is, only our opinions. I have the Pro Series 2200 , which like the Watchdog, is made by Glentronics. If this link does not work, do a google...
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Nexpump looks wonderful, except for the sticker...

Nexpump looks wonderful, except for the sticker shock when I looked at the price. Does look like a nice system.
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sump pumps

From my experience, I would never purchase a home with 3 sump pumps to maintain. Are all 3 pumps for groundwater? Could one pump possibly be a sewage type pump? I would be getting alot more answers...
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I would also recommend getting a non-automatic...

I would also recommend getting a non-automatic sump pump and going with this type of switch. Easy to replace and you wont need to pull the pump.




VerticalMaster® Pump Switch ...
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Herm..the 3/4 hp may be overkill, bigger hp is...

Herm..the 3/4 hp may be overkill, bigger hp is not necessarily better, it will pump it out quickly for sure, but will not decrease the frequent cycling. Also, you may find as I did, that the Simers...
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Check valves are in place for the main sump and...

Check valves are in place for the main sump and the battery back up. Foundateion footer tiles drain into this crock.
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sump crock questions

I am going to replace my current 18x24" sump crock with a 30x36" crock. My current crock is actully set higher in the floor than in should have been, and my pump short cycles alot, especially with...
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lint filters on washers

I am researching new top load washers, and find that many of them do not have lint filters. Any ideas as to why? Our current washer seems to leave lint on dark clothes and we would like to eliminate...
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http://www.guardiangenerators.com/HomePage.aspx. ...

http://www.guardiangenerators.com/HomePage.aspx.

Check out the gurardian generators. They have several sizes to run you entire home, or just a few circuits, (sump pumps, refrigerators, etc).
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I would highly recommend a backup battery...

I would highly recommend a backup battery operated sump pump. I recently had a Pro Series 2200 installed, which I believe is the equivelent of the the top of the line Basement Watchdog. It will run...
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Posted By bubb1957

flotec

I have never heard of that particular back up, and I did alot of research on back ups, but I do know that I dont care for the Flotec brand of sump pumps. Just my opinion from personal experience.
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So the majority of the mercury swittches are...

So the majority of the mercury swittches are "tether" type switches?
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Posted By bubb1957

Mercury switches

I am all for a more reliable switch..Do you have any links for this type of switch? I see quite a few NON-mercury switches out there.
03-10-07, 04:29 AM
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Evolution control/ He225 humidifier

I have a Honeywell HE225 Humidifier, Evolution Thermostat. Now that the outdoor temp is around 50 degrees, my humidifier is calling for around 45 % indoor humidity, and its around 35% now according...
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roof ridge vents

I can tell you my experiences with roof ridge vents. My home was built in Dec 1991/Jan 1992. In Spring of 1993 we had a snowstorm with very high winds. A large amount of snow apparently blew into...
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Pumpguy-I will keep you updated on how this sump...

Pumpguy-I will keep you updated on how this sump watcher switch performs. One thing is for sure, if someone comes up with a more durable switch, I will be first in line to purchase one of them. I...
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