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How long should a grinder pump last?

How long should a grinder pump last?

Experts use a 25 year lifespan for a pressure system with grinder pumps. After 25 years, the plastic lines are brittle and cracking, the plastic valves are worn and the electronics are fried by the sun and corroded by salt. A gravity system has a life span of 60 to 100 years.

How do you know if you have a grinder pump?

Warning Signs of Grinder Pump Therefore in case of power outage, your pump will stop working. Another reason being the motor of the pump being burn out; you will have warning signs for such a situation which includes; Multiple clogging of drains and toilets in your house. Foul odor coming out of your drains.

When does a grinder pump need to be replaced?

Like any piece of equipment, the grinder pump will eventually stop working and will need to be replaced with a new one. The typical life expectancy for a grinder pump is between eight to ten years. With the proper maintenance and care, you could get fifteen years out of one.

What does the bottom of the grinder pump do?

At the bottom of the grinder pump is an impellor that will spin, which sucks in the wastewater and anything else that has made its way into the holding tank, such as toilet paper and human waste. The grinder pump will run for a few minutes, while the cutting blades grind the waste into tiny particles in the same way that garbage disposals do.

How to sizing and selection a grinder pump?

GRINDER PUMP SIZING AND SELECTION WORKSHEET See back side for sizing and selection worksheet. Fill out front side and return to representative or Zoeller Pump Company for system sizing and selection assistance. Complete shaded boxes if sizing of pumps is required. Complete unshaded boxes for system selection. © Copyright 2015 Zoeller®Co.

Why is my grinder pump not working in the winter?

Grinder pumps are buried below the frost level underground to prevent them from freezing during the winter. But what sometimes happens is that a pump doesn’t get buried deep enough, and when that happens, the wastewater inside of the pump will freeze and cause it to stop working.