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08:33AM | 11/23/04
Member Since: 11/22/04
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Building a new home by Waterford, $500K plus, in Georgia. The lot we have chosen will work great for a full back day light basement. Although I am told by the builder that a Sewage Ejector Pump system will need to be installed for the Basement Full Bath? Looking for a recommendation, Ejector Pump mounted inside or outside? or Ejector Pump vers. outdoor underground septic system? What is recommended? Most reliable? and who makes very good Ejector Pump Systems?




12:06PM | 11/23/04
Member Since: 12/09/03
175 lifetime posts
If at all possible, install a gravity flow system. My pump recommendation is Littlegiant Install the pump indoors. It is more serviceable this way. C.


02:47PM | 11/23/04
While cellarwater has good insight on problems, I'm going to recommend a Zoeller cast iron unit. The plumbing supply houses in my area do sell a lot of little giant systems to plumbers but I feel Zoeller's are more trouble free. You should be able to go at least a decade without problems.

I would prefer the ejector system instead of a septic. I am not familiar with the outside pump systems and did not know they were available. Considering the value of your new home you may also want to consider a two pump system like we have on commercial jobs.


12:58PM | 11/24/04
Member Since: 12/09/03
175 lifetime posts
Zoeller pumps are a lower quality in my opinion. I usually find {espescially in sewage ejection} the floats get weighted down with the accumulation of stuff that collects on the float, switches fail. And shaft seals leak prematurely. If you do decide on the Zoeller. Get a piggy back switch with a pump panel. Same for the Little Giant. Check out These switches are unkillable. C.


01:04PM | 11/24/04
Member Since: 12/09/03
175 lifetime posts
that is Sorry.

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