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sump pump and oil

Posted by JoeER (My Page) on
Thu, Feb 14, 13 at 0:05

Hello fellas!

I had an old sump pump corroded through in the sump basin. The oil from the sump pump drained out in the sump pump basin. I removed the pump, pumped out the water, but there is still some oil left in the bottom 1/2 inch of water left in the basin that I could not pump out.

I bought a new Zoeller 98 pump and I am ready to install it. My concern is that the traces of oil in the water might cause damage to the pump.

Is that concern warranted?

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RE: sump pump and oil

Soak up the residue with rags. Then install the pump.

RE: sump pump and oil

Thanks. I will do.

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