Sewage pumps from industry leading manufacturers including Liberty Pumps and Little Giant. Residential and commercial models with motor ratings ranging from 4/10 HP to full 2 HP, as well as various voltage options and cord lengths.
About Sewage PumpsSewage pump is a submersible, solids-handling pump with a large outlet and a powerful motor, designed to move liquid and solid sewage waste up to 2” in diameter. Submersible sewage pump is generally used in a basement, where plumbing fixtures such as sinks, showers and toilets as well as laundry equipment are located below the level of municipal sewage discharge pipe and therefore cannot be drained by conventional gravity means. The pump is installed in a sewage collecting basin and discharges the accumulated waste to the municipal wastewater system or other designated location. All sewage pumps are designed with legs which raise the pump above the bottom of the sewage basin, allowing for unobstructed entry of the liquids and solids.
Sewage Pump TypesAll sewage pumps can be categorized according to their operation mode as follows:
Manual Sewage PumpsA manual sewage pump does not have an automatic switch and can therefore operate only by plugging it directly into the electrical outlet (residential models). Manual commercial models without a plug are typically hardwired to an external control with float switches which run the pump in automatic mode.
Automatic Sewage PumpsAutomatic submersible sewage pump models come with a regular (wired into the pump) or piggyback type float switch which regulates the pumps’ on/off cycles. Wide angle float switch is most common, since it performs best in sewage water with debris and allows to adjust the On-Off level. Models with mechanical vertical float switch are best for narrow basins where wide angle switches are impractical.
“Piggyback” type pump indicates that float switch and pump are two separate components, unlike with regular models, where float is wired directly to the pump. Piggyback outlet on the power cord of the float plugs first into the outlet, followed by the pumps’ plug. Such option enables the pump to run in automatic mode, but also allows to bypass the piggyback switch and plug the pump directly into the electrical outlet, using it in manual mode.