The ejector pump installation is similar to the sump pump installation discussed elsewhere on the site. The main difference with an ejector pump is that it is designed to pass fluids up to the main sewer line or septic tank whereas the sump pump is designed to remove just water from the lower basement floors of the building. Ejector pump installations are very similar to sump pump installations. The main difference is that your ejector pumps are going to have sewer or waste lines fed into it, whereas the sump pump sits in a well and collects water from the pit. Ejector pump installations also usually have two inch plumbing going up to the sewer line or septic tank, which is larger than the discharge line from a sump pump.
Handling your own ejector pump installations is possible, but it is a somewhat labor and time intensive project. This is magnified for anyone who is not familiar with ejector pump installations. You need tools to cut through the basement floor.
You also need to be prepared to lay new concrete around the pit for the ejector pump. You’re going to need an electrical supply nearby. That electrical outlet should be a GFC outlet or on a grounded circuit, because it is going to be close to water. In all honesty, ejector pump installations are one of those things you want to be sure you have a qualified plumbing contractor for.
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Often, ejector pump repairs turn into ejector pump replacements. Of course, if you’re looking at a leak, cracked line, or broken seal, this is a relatively easy job. If the problem is within the ejector pump itself, you are most likely going to be looking at replacing that ejector pump. For obvious reasons, this is something best left to a professional plumbing contractor.
If ejector pump installations are not done properly, it can lead to all sorts of problems. You can have waste water and sewage backing up into your home or business. Of course, this is a problem. It damages the building and plumbing fixtures and it puts the health of your family, friends, and customers at risk. So, if you’re certain you’re going to go ahead and perform your own ejector pump installation, be certain that you are doing it right.
Of course, we’re always available here at Crystal Lake Plumber to handle your ejector pump installations and other plumbing needs. Whether you’re looking for advice or an appointment, we are available with a simple phone call. We also provide emergency service when needed.