Sump pump running frequently!!

Old 08-20-07, 02:02 AM
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Sump pump running frequently!!

We bought our first house this summer with a sump pump. We had never heard or dealt with a sump pump before, so all this is was new to us. Our first investment was to upgrade the sump pump with a back up (Zoeller Aquanot II). We are going through our first rain storm and that thing has been going off every 18 seconds. I've become obsessed with it and I'm starting to worry that their might be something else going on. Is it normal for a sump pump to go off that often during a rain storm? Thanks!!!
Old 08-20-07, 03:06 PM
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It is if there is a lot of water coming into the pit. You could do some thing like making sure the gutter downspouts are directed away from the house. make sure the grading around the house directs water away from the house and not toward the house.

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