It turned out we had a sump pit but no pump.. When we
discovered this the hard way five years ago, I picked
up a pedestle mount "drop in" Flotek brand 1/3 horsepower
unit, claiming 20 gpm, and it worked fine. Water was
pumped out through a 2 inch flxible gooseneck/corrugated
plastic pipe and out the window.
hmm, never measured the wattage, but at 1/3 HP it
should be comething like 300 watts.
(it has a base where the impeller is, then a three foot
post, with the motor on the top)
We just got around to installing a permanent pump
that's fully in the pit, and hooked up the wiring
and PVC plumping, etc.
It's also a 1/3 HP unit and is pumping out the water
But... when it kicks on the lights dim out during
the starting surge.
Grumble. And with it operating at (very roughly)
a two minutes off, ten seconds on (the "on" time
will increase when more rain comes down) this
flicker is happening enough to be quite annoying.
Any suggestions for a sump pump with less of
a starting surge?
Any other options for reducing its effect on
the rest of the house?
Thanks for your help.
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