Basement Bathroom Ejector Pump

Basement Bathroom Ejector Pump

Open-style impeller on a sewage ejector pump installed in a basement for daily use by the basement in-law suite which has a full kitchen and full size laundry, high-end dishwasher and bathroom. Systems are used simultaneously, such as dishwasher and shower and laundry. Twice we have seen string clog up the pump when the pump failed. Other times the pump failed (4 other times!) and there was no material. The string is a mystery. The first pump made a knocking sound from the install onwards and it just got worse. Their were some rags that were washed and they were a bit old but they did not come out of the washer unraveled to the extent of the string that we found in the pump. That pumped was replaced after it failed 5 times. A new pump of the same kind was installed. That pump failed at about 3 months. There was more string found but this time no rags had been washed and nothing that is stringy washed. The first pump failed at about 3 months. The new pump started to make a hammering sound a week or so before the failure. What do you think could be causing the string to appear the first or second time and what’s the deal with a pump that lasts 3 months only?
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Basement Bathroom Ejector Pump

Open-style impeller on a sewage ejector pump installed in a basement for daily use by the basement in-law suite which has a full kitchen and full size laundry, high-end dishwasher and bathroom. Systems are used simultaneously, such as dishwasher and shower and laundry. Twice we have seen string clog up the pump when the pump failed. Other times the pump failed (4 other times!) and there was no material. The string is a mystery. The first pump made a knocking sound from the install onwards and it just got worse. Their were some rags that were washed and they were a bit old but they did not come out of the washer unraveled to the extent of the string that we found in the pump. That pumped was replaced after it failed 5 times. A new pump of the same kind was installed. That pump failed at about 3 months. There was more string found but this time no rags had been washed and nothing that is stringy washed. The first pump failed at about 3 months. The new pump started to make a hammering sound a week or so before the failure. What do you think could be causing the string to appear the first or second time and what’s the deal with a pump that lasts 3 months only? Reply
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Basement Bathroom Ejector Pump

5 weeks ago we moved into a home that is slab on grad and was recently hooked up to town sewer from septic. We had an ejector pump installed for the kitchen, and bath downstairs. For the last week and half, we hear a gurgling sound that is coming either from the ejector pump or the water pump from the well (we can’t tell which). Yesterday the downstairs toilet wouldn’t flush so we plunged it and water came up into the shower. We added water to the toilet bowl (since it all drained out), and tried to flush again and it came out from underneath the toilet and onto the floor as well as up through the drain in the shower. When we run the kitchen sink, water comes up through the shower and under the toilet also. No alarm has gone off on the ejector pump to indicate it isn’t working. However, we are wondering if the alarm was set up properly with electrical since all new electric was just put in the house and things have been a little wanky. Could this be a clog between the pump and toilet? Or could it be that the ejector pump isn’t working properly? Reply
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Basement Bathroom Ejector Pump

We recently replaced ejector pump for basement bathroom, toilet and sink only discharge into pump. A few weeks after replacing ejector pump it was making a continuous dripping sound Plumber came back fixed toilet attached saying that it was leaking and causing sound and fixed something on ejector pump. Now suddenly dripping sound occurs again after flushing, doesn’t last long and eventually stops completely. Could this be a bad ejector pump replacement?
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Basement Bathroom Ejector Pump

We recently replaced ejector pump for basement bathroom, toilet and sink only discharge into pump. A few weeks after replacing ejector pump it was making a continuous dripping sound Plumber came back fixed toilet attached saying that it was leaking and causing sound and fixed something on ejector pump. Now suddenly dripping sound occurs again after flushing, doesn’t last long and eventually stops completely. Could this be a bad ejector pump replacement? Reply
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Basement Bathroom Ejector Pump

Hello, I’ve never messed with the ejector pump since we moved in. It’s the original pump from when the house was built in 1999. The pump handles the condensation from the furnace/AC, as well as the water softener…that’s it. Only recently have I caught the pump NOT shutting off. It works fine for the longest time, but once the water softener cycles…it pumps all water out but doesn’t shut off. I’ve been unplugging it periodically…then it works again (always for the furnace/AC). What do you suggest as I’ve never cracked open the lid to view the ejector pump. Is it very similar to my normal sump pump? I’ve changed that out before… Let me know what you think
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Basement Bathroom Ejector Pump

Hello, I’ve never messed with the ejector pump since we moved in. It’s the original pump from when the house was built in 1999. The pump handles the condensation from the furnace/AC, as well as the water softener…that’s it. Only recently have I caught the pump NOT shutting off. It works fine for the longest time, but once the water softener cycles…it pumps all water out but doesn’t shut off. I’ve been unplugging it periodically…then it works again (always for the furnace/AC). What do you suggest as I’ve never cracked open the lid to view the ejector pump. Is it very similar to my normal sump pump? I’ve changed that out before… Let me know what you think Reply
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Basement Bathroom Ejector Pump

Frequently Asked Questions Q. “What does shut off at 20′ mean?” A. It means that the pump cannot pump higher (measured vertically) than 19′ 11″ (with no friction loss taken into account). If you install a pipe 19 feet 11 inches high straight up from the pump, water would still trickle over and out of the pipe. If you install a pipe with a height of 20′ straight up from the pump, while the pump continues to operate, water will just stay at that height in the pipe. Q. “Can I mount the check valve horizontally?” A. It is recommended the check valve (or check/ball valve combination) be mounted vertically, however each can be mounted horizontally. The installation for each unit is similar; the check valve hinge must be at the top. Q. “Can I safely use an air admittance valve (or “auto vent”) on any of the above systems?” A. Although some people have installed an air admittance valve on the above systems, we will never suggest or recommend that you do so. We always recommend installing a vent all the way through the roof (and as per your local codes). We have had people write us stating that when they installed an air admittance valve the flapper in the valve can chatter and create vibration. The right way to go is to install a non-mechanical vent, all the way to the roof, and as per your local codes. Q. “What does the automatic reset thermal overload protection do?” A. If the pump gets too hot the thermal overload protection will turn it off until the pump cools down (to prevent damage to the motor). The pump turns back on after it has cooled down enough. This backup protection feature is useful if some debris causes the pump to overheat. Q. “Do I need to install a vent pipe to the tank?” A. It really depends on how you plumb the piping to the tank and each situation is different. In many cases with any brand of sealed tank the simple answer is yes as you need air to displace the volume of discharge. An AAV may be used in many areas of the country but local codes always prevail and so best to check with your local code authorities before purchasing the enclosed tank system/s such as these shown on this page.
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Few months back,the plumber had replaced the ejector pump in the basement. But from day 1 we hear some sort of grinding notice from the pump. We recalled the plumber , he just poured a bucket of water in the pit and said the pump is running fine. But we continuously hear the pump is keep on pumping every few minutes. There is water is discharged in to this pit except from the A/C. Even after we completely turned off the A/C, we can hear the ejector is pumping out the water. We never had this problem in the past 20 years. Any suggestions?