Anthony Bonaventura: I've replaced dozens of these. Normally bad float switches.
Pro1er: I have t agree with others here, this pump is a turd. The switch is way
under specced for the pump and will burn out in a few years. Also, the
short throw of the float causes the pump to cycle more than necessary,
putting even more stress on the switch. Even Zoeller says that the switch
should be replaced every year. Huh?
Read the reviews on Amazon, then go and buy a quality product.
Frank Matturri: I agree with some of the comments below-you do need a vent hole, not only
the manual tells you but I've spoken to Zoeller engineers. Also, with any
kind of depth of your sump & a high water table, the pump will be running
all the time since the float goes on so early and shuts off so soon. You
will need a good quality separate float and just tie up the stock Zoeller
float switch. I have had Zoeller float switches burn out very quickly.If
this guy had them last that long they must have been installations with
very little water. Zoeller pumps do pump water like crazy though.
concretedavey: Zoeller pumps are the best. The oil inside of submersible pumps is mineral
oil. Couple of things. First rather than making the first section of pipe
so short I like to run it so that it extends above the sump liner. Then the
no hub and then the check valve. Also on the male adapter use never seize
or a thread sealant so that it's easy to remove years later.
Scotty Hayden: I agree. Separate switch is the only way to go...
Sylvain Mainville: Liberty 280 for me.
Derek Y: Can you replace the float switches or would you have to purchase a whole
mightythor: there is no way you didn't have to replace 1 speller pump in 27 years
unless by chance you only put in 1 and didn't use it. They're not that good
hopcup1: its not near the best pump... i installed tons of those my self.. and the
die to easy... they r not worth for the price....
gatekeeper2012: any one on what type of oil goes inside the motor????
rustyme1122: Agree the switch is more likely to fail than the pump itself. I personally
prefer the Zoeller pump without switch, and use a Rhombus vertical master
float switch. Zoeller switches are rated 100,000 cycles. Vertical master is
250,000. Problem I find with all submersible pumps is lack of depth
adjustment. They all only pump about 6 to 8 inches of water level. I was
able to modify the vertical master and now get about a full 12" of pump
hopcup1: sorry.. u been doin this 27 years ? y would u put the no hub down all the
way into the pit? so its harder to work on??.... u keep all ur connections
above the pit so its easy to get to and work on.......... sorry but lousy
video.. somthing a handy man would do
mightythor: zoeller pumps are the best but their switches are THE worst. Listen to
rustyme112. Get a separate switch. I have collected over 20 pumps that
people have thrown out thinking they were shot but its only the switch.my
plumber friend gives them to me and I fix the switches
Joshua Pruden: Chuck You are right about the Zoeller pumps! I have one in my house along
with a zoeller check valve. They are old and a little rusty but it still
works!! Zoeller rocks!
Mark Vizer: Current sump pump is attached to 1 1/4 PVC for some reason.Any problem with
that? Lift from floor is about 4' and sump is 2' deep. There is no
anti-backflow valve either. Where should this be installed in relationship
rustyme1122: Yes Zoeller pumps are top quality and the only pump I use in my pit.
However, you mentioned a vent hole in the discharge pipe is not needed as
the vent hole in the pump cavity is sufficient. NOT TRUE! A hole in the
discharge pipe below the check valve is ALSO needed. Read the Zoeller
manual. I use a tee with a 1/2 branch and plug the branch, then drill a 1/8
in hole in the bottom of the branch so the stream shoots straight down. I
did see an air lock once without the second vent hole.
TooL KikS: I had a zoeller when I moved into my house, 1/2 HP, the float switch
started to stick. I upgraded to Storm Pro sump pumps and battery backup.
zIts 1/3 hp but pumps more water than the zoeller...at only 4.5 amps. I
couldnt run the zoeller on a 2000 watt generator, power hog.
tc1uscg: Though the pump may be the best, how about the float unit? I understand
thats the weak spot of most pumps. I currently have a Ridgid 1/2 hourse but
replacing it with a 1hp Coleman. Last time I replaced the pump, I cleaned
out the discharge pipe up to where it leaves the house. Lots of buildup.
I'm concerned it could have more build up from the house to the storm
drain. Is there a good way, ie. using a snake, to clean out the rest of the
notta3d: Nice video. Thank you.
appledrains: Hey Mark.. Inch and a quarter pipe is okay. The check valve should be
installed where is the access on the rise. Usually just above the pump
float.. Or just above the floor
mightythor: correction "zoeller " I hate auto spell check
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