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Do I need a grinder pump or sewage pump?

Do I need a grinder pump or sewage pump?

We recommend you install a grinder pump if you need to pump sewage to a pressurized sewer main. If you are pumping to a septic tank or a gravity flow sewer main, you are much better off with a sewage ejector pump.

Is a grinder pump the same as a sewage ejector pump?

Overall, sewage pumps are able to handle some solids-handling capability, but only to a certain extent. Grinder pumps are a subtype of sewage pumps. Generally speaking, sewage pumps that are not grinder pumps can move sewage solids up to two inches in diameter that are easy to break down or dissolve.

When do you need a grinder pump for a sewer line?

When low-pressure systems are installed, each home or building that is connected within that service territory requires a grinder pump and pressure pushes wastewater to the main line, even if the land from home/building to main road slopes downward. What is a grinder pump?

Do you need a grinder pump for your home?

You actually may not need one or have one. A grinder pump is designed to aid homes that are located lower than the nearest municipal sewer line. The standard home is built higher than the sewer line so that gravity will draw wastewater from the sewage system.

What are the parts of a sewage grinder system?

These systems include the pump, a polyethylene molded or fiberglass basin with a 4″ inlet, an 1/8″ steel cover with stainless steel hardware, an alarm system, float switches, PVC piping, 1 1/4″ check valve with unions and a stainless steel mounting frame.

How does a grinder pump work in a basement?

Grinder pump are also installed to serve the basement of a home when a bathroom, kitchenette, etc is added to a home and the wastewater needs to be pumped vertically. How does a grinder pump work? All of the wastewater from the home (from toilets, sinks, dishwasher, washing machine, etc) flows by gravity into the tank.

When to use a grinder or gravity sewer pump?

When pumping sewage to a gravity sewer main. In summary, not all sewage handling pumps are Grinder Pumps and a Sewage Grinder pump is not always necessary to pump raw sewage. In fact, in most cases a Sewage Ejector pump is the much better option.

How do you install a sewage grinder system?

The pump, alarm, float switches, and all of the internal PVC piping and fittings are factory installed onto a stainless steel frame attached to the 1/8″ steel lid. Simply unscrew the cover/lid from the basin and using the two lift handles, remove the entire internal system and drop it into your existing basin.

Where are the grinder pumps in a low pressure sewer system?

A low pressure sewer system uses small-diameter pipes and grinder pumps installed at each home. The sewer lines are buried just below the frost line and follow the countours of the land (“up and down” hills or a constant grade across flat land, for example).

How many p.s.i.does a grinder pump have?

Because a pressurized sewer main is under pressure from another sewage pump, it takes a pump that can overcome that pressure to pump liquids into that main. Sewage Grinder Pumps have the ability to do this, pumping liquid at nearly 60 P.S.I. Sewage Grinder pumps normally have a 1-1/4’’ discharge and range from 2 HP and up.