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testing sump pump

Posted by acc252 (My Page) on
Thu, Nov 2, 06 at 13:59

i am trying to test my sump pump since i have not heard it turn on in quite some time. I tried to pour about 2.5 gallons of water down in the pit, when i look down with a flashlight. the water seem to drain away at the bottom of the sump pump, i do not hear the sump pump going on. do i have to use more water? or is it suppose to be a opening at the bottom of the pit?

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RE: testing sump pump

sump pump has a float switch. just pull up the float switch to turn it on.

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