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bergerdude 08-14-2012 03:31 PM

proper size sewage pump
 
Hi,
My sewage pump has finally stopped working entirely. It was a low-end builder model zoeller...plastic housing, the model number 211. It is a 4/10 hp.
http://www.zoellerpumps.com/ProductB...x?ProductID=80

This pump lasted 6 years pumping clear water to a 9ft head.

My future needs will be a bathroom with a shower, and maybe a wet bar....hopefully in three years the basement and bathroom will be finished.

I was looking at similar pumps and thought about the Zoeller M264 or the M267. The M264 is cast iron and 4/10 hp, and the M267 is 1/2 hp....$280 vs $350...a $70 difference.

Does hp have any indication how long the pump will last?
Will either of these pumps be stressed by one lightly used basement bathroom, floor drain and possible wet bar?

Thanks for the advice...unfortunately $$ is a factor, but so is the hassle of replacing a sewage pump ESPECIALLY once the bathroom is in and the pit IS full of sewage and not just ground water...lol

thanks!

gregzoll 08-14-2012 08:05 PM

Six years is not bad for a pump. I am surprised that it lasted that long. There is no such thing as "builder's grade". There is Cheap, which is usually what most can afford, and then there are really expensive. Both usually either do not last very long, or can last forever until something goes bad.

TheEplumber 08-14-2012 10:49 PM

Study the performance curves listed at the website.
HP won't matter in your case

operagost 08-15-2012 12:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gregzoll (Post 988792)
Six years is not bad for a pump. I am surprised that it lasted that long. There is no such thing as "builder's grade". There is Cheap, which is usually what most can afford, and then there are really expensive. Both usually either do not last very long, or can last forever until something goes bad.

I just put in a Gould, and it was expensive. I kinda expect it to last more than the three years the cheap piece of junk it replaced did.


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