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Old 08-02-2010, 07:41 PM   #1
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Water flows nonstop into my sump pump 24hours a day every day. I've burned out several pumps. Where is this water coming from?


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Old 08-02-2010, 07:52 PM   #2
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Have you turned off your house water supply at the property entrance and watched the meter numbers change over a time period?

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Old 08-02-2010, 08:39 PM   #3
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Water Storage may be overflowing. Trace the water origin.
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Old 08-02-2010, 09:30 PM   #4
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Your house may be built on a swamp or else on a spring!

Usually a good pump will last for years, ever if running continuously.
Stopping and starting is harder on a motor than continuous running.
If the pump bearings are run continuously, they may sieze up and burn out the motor.
Perhaps a pump with a greater rate of flow would be a good idea. It would quickly draw down the water level and allow parts to cool. That, or install two pumps!
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