3 Common Grinder Pump ProblemsOctober 11, 2018
Grinder Pumps are not just for making cool videos of cutting up rubber chickens. Grinder pumps are used in applications that require large solids to be sheared into a fine slurry, which is then pumped into a sewage system. Think sort of like a blender, but not the kind made for smoothies. Grinding solids down also allows grinder pumps to be suitable for applications which require higher heads. Grinders however, like all pumps, are not immune to their environment and require care and maintenance (if Inspector Pumphead has one thing he wants people to know, it’s that pumps need a little TLC every now and then too). Problems with your grinder pump can lead to other serious problems like sewage backup so making sure your grinder pump is in tip-top shape will save you headaches and repair costs down the road. Below are some common issues grinder pump owners can experience and some solutions. Clogs There are some things that shouldn’t be flushed down a toilet or poured down a drain. Materials such as kitty litter, paint, disposable napkins, and oil should all stay far away from your pipes. Substances such as these can build-up and become debris which in turn will restrict the flow of a grinder pump. Clogs can lead to more serious problems, like sewage being leaked onto your lawn (no one wants to mow that grass). A common fix to prevent blockages is to wash the pump periodically using a standard garden hose. Clotting If your pump is making a strange, whirring noise when it’s activated, this could be a sign of clotting. Clotting occurs after larger pieces of debris get caught and stick to the inner workings of the pump. This debris accumulates over time and can expand within the pump. Clotting can lead to a pump operating more slowly or even turning on more frequently. If your grinder is suffering from clotting, the best option is to call your local plumber and have the pump cleaned out. Freezing If you live in warmer climates, grinders can be buried a few feet underground without a second thought. However if you live in a colder climate, it is important to know what your frost line is. Frost line (sometimes referred to as frost level or frost depth) is the maximum depth below the soil that does not freeze in the winter. Wastewater traveling through a grinder that is not buried deep enough can freeze and seriously damage the inner workings of the pump. It is also important to keep in mind the depth at which your pipes are buried when it comes to frost line as frozen pipes can be just as much of a headache. If your pump is continually giving you issues or needs constant repairs, the best solution is to visit or call PumpProducts.com. Luckily PumpProducts.com carries grinder pumps for a variety of applications from the most trusted brands in the industry. Give our experts a call and they can help you select a brand-spankin-new pump that will work in your system so your pump can get to grinding wastewater instead of grinding your gears (bad joke alert, I know, but I couldn’t help myself). Pump Products application engineers are standing by to help you find the right pump, as well as to provide price quotes, stocking availability and shipping information. Call our toll free number 1-800-429-0800 to speak to an expert today.
Grinder PumpsAugust 30, 2018
Grinder pumps shear large solids in wastewater down to a fine slurry that can be directed to a central sewer system. Grinding the sewage into a slurry also allows the pump to reach higher heads. Grinder pumps are commonly used in a variety of commercial and industrial applications. PumpProducts.com carries a select range of quality grinder pumps by the industry leading manufacturers like Zoeller and Liberty. Pump Products' applications engineers are happy to work with customers to figure out the right pump for your application and budget. Call 1800-429-0800 to speak to an expert. Subscribe to our channel for more how-to guides, product highlights and general information about pumps.
Pump Products a Master Distributor of New Zoeller Shark Model 800 Grinder PumpsSeptember 3, 2014
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Pump Products Has High Performance Zoeller Grinder Pumps That Get the Job DoneAugust 22, 2014
The dreaded call back. For plumbing contractors it's a recurring nightmare. That's why many of our customers in the plumbing and contracting trades opt for Zoeller Grinder Pumps for applications with chronic clogging issues. Zoeller grinder pumps are engineered to cut through the tough solids that jam ordinary sewage pumps and lead to repeated call backs. The Zoeller grinder pump line ranges from small indoor and outdoor residential systems using a fractional HP grinder, to larger commercial and industrial pumps for applications that require the industry standard 2 HP grinder. (more…)