Warning

 

Close

Confirm Action

Are you sure you wish to do this?

Confirm Cancel
Member Login

Site Notices
1/22/2020 12:12:56 PM
Posted: 1/19/2015 9:19:33 AM EST
A load of laundry was going, and I immediately canceled the cycle.

It's an outside system, and only pumps up 2-3 inches to the street.

I silenced the alarm, reset the breaker on the main panel, and alarm still tripped

I hope it's just a faulty high level switch and not the pump itself...service tech should be here at noon.

PSA: This NOT a poop thread

Anybody have anything else to check for? I'm not an electrician.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 9:23:33 AM EST
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 9:25:11 AM EST
WTF is a grinder pump???
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 9:27:02 AM EST
Leaky check valve. Really hard to say without putting on the rubber gloves.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 9:27:20 AM EST
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By pokey074:
WTF is a grinder pump???
View Quote



Grinds shit.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 9:28:56 AM EST
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By pokey074:
WTF is a grinder pump???
View Quote


http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grinder_pump
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 9:29:21 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/19/2015 9:30:11 AM EST by BIKECOP29]
OP's Grindr pump alarm went off huh?



Link Posted: 1/19/2015 9:30:48 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/19/2015 9:31:56 AM EST by BeRzErKaS]
Grindr pump alarm?

]

ETA: lol.. damn, beat by 1min.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 9:31:11 AM EST
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 9:32:48 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/19/2015 9:33:12 AM EST by GIR-101]
Today I learned what a grinder pump is.



Oh, and, in before somebody comes in talking about how they thought this was a gay thread.

Fuck, apparently not. Grindr references been made
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 9:34:06 AM EST
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By GIR-101:
Today I learned what a grinder pump is.



Oh, and, in before somebody comes in talking about how they thought this was a gay thread.

Fuck, apparently not. Grindr references been made
View Quote



Yeah that's one hole you don't want to stick it in
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 9:39:31 AM EST
If you have to pump your sewage uphill you're doing it wrong. You broke rule #1 of plumbing.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 9:40:22 AM EST
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By hotbiggun42:



Grinds shit.
View Quote View All Quotes
View All Quotes
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By hotbiggun42:
Originally Posted By pokey074:
WTF is a grinder pump???



Grinds shit.

OP lives in a prison???
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 9:41:46 AM EST
My pump went TU a couple of years ago, amazingly the Home Depot special lasted as long as it did. I replaced it with a Zoeller Shark which is a far more robust pump than what it replaced, buy once/cry once and all that..

Link Posted: 1/19/2015 9:43:17 AM EST
Either chew your food better or chop up your lincoln log before you flush.


Link Posted: 1/19/2015 9:44:26 AM EST
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By pokey074:
WTF is a grinder pump???
View Quote


City boy.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 9:44:52 AM EST
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By ATLDiver:
My pump went TU a couple of years ago, amazingly the Home Depot special lasted as long as it did. I replaced it with a Zoeller Shark which is a far more robust pump than what it replaced, buy once/cry once and all that..

http://youtu.be/xIfZMZRIyVI
View Quote


Damn, that thing is pooper dooper!


Link Posted: 1/19/2015 9:49:23 AM EST
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By rogueboss:


City boy.
View Quote View All Quotes
View All Quotes
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By rogueboss:
Originally Posted By pokey074:
WTF is a grinder pump???


City boy.

I've lived in the country before. I know what a septic system/tank is. I have never heard of a grinder pump.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 9:52:20 AM EST
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By WindKnot1-1:
If you have to pump your sewage uphill you're doing it wrong. You broke rule #1 of plumbing.
View Quote


I'd rather have to deal with this than a septic system
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 9:52:43 AM EST
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By pokey074:

I've lived in the country before. I know what a septic system/tank is. I have never heard of a grinder pump.
View Quote View All Quotes
View All Quotes
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By pokey074:
Originally Posted By rogueboss:
Originally Posted By pokey074:
WTF is a grinder pump???


City boy.

I've lived in the country before. I know what a septic system/tank is. I have never heard of a grinder pump.



It's usually found on lake homes real low on the water table.... where a natural drain system wouldn't suffice and you need to elevate you sewage.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 9:54:30 AM EST
My agitator pump alarm went off one morning. The motor has an amp draw sensor in case of the water level getting too high. The impeller on the top of the shift hits water and raises the amp draw. Mine went off because of the flushable toilet wipes my kids were flushing. They built up on the shaft and raised the amps just a bit. It took 2 minutes and some nitrile gloves to fix it.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 9:55:44 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/19/2015 10:07:15 AM EST by batmanacw]
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By grandnational007:


I'd rather have to deal with this than a septic system
View Quote View All Quotes
View All Quotes
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By grandnational007:
Originally Posted By WindKnot1-1:
If you have to pump your sewage uphill you're doing it wrong. You broke rule #1 of plumbing.


I'd rather have to deal with this than a septic system


Fuck that. I'd rather have septic than live anywhere near a town.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 9:55:52 AM EST
Will that grinder handle Buzz Lightyear and Barney?
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 10:31:02 AM EST
Mine went out 2 years ago at the family lake cabin. The pump/grinder pushes sewage a 100 feet uphill through a 2" line, sewer district booster pump takes it from there.

Well, when the damn thing died, it was nice enough to come back to life, and died again, several times. The wife wasn't real happy about having to use the 65yr old outhouse, but no bath tub was her breaking point. Fortunately I have some DAMN good friends and my buddy who's a garbage truck mechanic that came up & helped me out.


A new unit bought online cost me $1250 shipped, the best estimate from 3 plumbers? $2500, $1200 of that was labor.

We got 'er done for a skosh under 2 hours, and consumed a ridiculous amount of beer, had prime rib for dinner and it STILL cost under $1400

Link Posted: 1/19/2015 10:44:20 AM EST
Frozen sewage blocking up the pipe?

Not sure how to solve that, snake the pipe with a root cutter and try to clear the blockage?
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 11:23:59 AM EST
I'll be damned...learned something new today.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 11:26:50 AM EST
I'm guessing the motor burnt up and there's a short, have a few of these at work. Good luck OP
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 11:26:50 AM EST
I'm guessing the motor burnt up and there's a short, have a few of these at work. Good luck OP
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 11:30:58 AM EST
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By WindKnot1-1:
If you have to pump your sewage uphill you're doing it wrong. You broke rule #1 of plumbing.
View Quote


Heck, that's rule #3 in life itself.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 1:29:51 PM EST
A little update...

Pulled the cover off, pulled the pump up...it was one of those disposable wipes wrapper around the impeller shaft...had the tech show the wife, now she knows better.

Dodged a bullet temporarily with this one. The previous homeowner did right when installing the whole system, top notch basin, controller, rail mount system, wiring, everything. Should this baby act up again, will be as simple as pulling the pump, swapping the wires over, and sliding the new one down the rails to the bottom.

Learn something new everyday
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 1:30:28 PM EST
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By pokey074:
WTF is a grinder pump???
View Quote


I think it has something to do with an app on his phone.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 1:31:41 PM EST
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By pokey074:
WTF is a grinder pump???
View Quote

Something you pay somebody else to fix.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 1:34:13 PM EST
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By MrGreenJeans:
I'll be damned...learned something new today.
View Quote
You going to use your screen name on grindr?
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 1:39:44 PM EST
Im an engineer and would be glad to help....

My billing rate is $130 an hour
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 6:39:06 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 9:18:03 AM EST
This place is better than college.

So, where the dookie go after you grind it up and pump it?

I saw this video years ago and heard they put them in prisons. Thought it would be a great addition to some businesses and homes. I had no idea there were homes with anything like it, albeit on a smaller scale.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 6:43:31 PM EST
These pumps must be the same ones used a fuel pumps in Chevy pickups.
Top Top