Is a 1 HP sump pump too much?

There is no “correct” size. The horsepower requirement for a house is determined by the area of drainage connected to the sump, the depth to groundwater, the depth of the basement and many other factors. A 1/3 horsepower (hp) pump is satisfactory for most houses, but a 1/2 hp pump doesn’t cost that much more.

What material is best for sump pump?

A sump pump system with a cast-iron housing will best distribute heat from the motor, ensuring the longest operating lifespan.

Who makes the most reliable sump pump?

Best Sump Pumps of 2021

  • Most Compact: Superior Pump Store 1/4-Horsepower Utility Pump.
  • Best Submersible Pump: Zoeller M53 Mighty-Mate Sump Pump.
  • Best Power: Wayne Submersible Cast-Iron and Stainless-Steel Sump Pump.
  • Best Battery Backup: Wayne Upgraded Combination Battery Back-Up Sump Pump.

Do all sump pumps have a float?

Different types of floats are used by different types of sump pumps. Pedestal pumps will typically have a bulb type float connected to a metal rod that turns on the pump motor’s switch. Other types of pumps utilize floats attached to arms that will raise and lower as the water level rises and lowers.

Are stainless steel sump pumps better than cast iron?

However, pumps made with cast iron run cooler during continual use so their shape won’t distort warping seals are interfering with sump pump switches. Stainless steel pumps are the most expensive because of their anti corrosive properties and their ability to dissipate heat.

How much horsepower do you need for a sump pump?

1/3 HP
For most average-sized homes in areas with average water tables, a 1/3 HP sump pump should be sufficient. Typically, 1/3 HP pumps can handle 7′ – 10′ vertical lifts from the sump pit if they have one 90-degree elbow and a horizontal pipe run between 3 feet and 25 feet.

Which sump pump is better Zoeller or Wayne?

Wayne pumps tend to offer more a more powerful pump at the same cost of Zoeller models which can be an advantage if you need a high flow rate or have a high head height.

Where should sump pump float be set?

The Float Switch should hang a few inches above the top of your sump pump motor. The exact height will vary depending on the size of your sump pit and the power of your sump pump motor.

What kind of sump pump does curbside pickup have?

Curbside pickup available. The Superior Pump 1 HP submersible sump pump will move up to 86 Gal. of water per minute. This pump features stainless steel / rugged cast iron construction and includes an adjustable vertical float switch with piggy back plug to automatically turn the pump ON/OFF.

What kind of impeller does a sump pump have?

The pump features a thermoplastic vortex impeller, 2 in. NPT discharge, 1-1/2 in. NPT adapter and 10 ft., replaceable, water proof power cord. This sump pump has side inlets for increased water flow, will handle 1/2 in. solids and is equipped with a suction screen on the bottom.

What is a cdu1000 sump?

The Wayne CDU1000 is a 1 HP, stainless steel and cast iron submersible sump designed for easy installation without any plumbing changes. Its unique top suction design filters debris and minimizes clogging. This product comes with a 5 year limited warranty.