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Old 02-19-2009, 10:19 PM   #1
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Why do sump pumps have 2 cords?


Why do sump pumps have 2 cords?

On all of the ones i have seen they just plug into each other anyway.

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Old 02-19-2009, 11:15 PM   #2
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Why do sump pumps have 2 cords?


Normally, one is for the (internal) float and one is for the pump motor operation. While they may be operating from the same outlet, they are controlling two different things. If you just plug in the one that controls the motor, it should run continuously. Many sump pumps have a separate float that is connected outside the pump and "flips" the motor on and off at certain positions or heights.

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