Before you install a Water Commander™ water-powered sump pump, it’s a good idea to measure your home’s water pressure. That will help you know how much it will pump and also if you have any water flow issues that need to be fixed first.
Category: Sump Pump Installation
Over the past several decades, backup sump pumps powered only by your home’s municipal water pressure have grown in popularity as an alternative option to the common battery-powered emergency backup sump pump systems. Water-powered backup sump pumps are a unique and inventive solution to protecting your basement from flooding during power outages or primary sump pump failures.
As homeowners have discovered the deficiencies of battery backup sump pumps — namely their limited run time and propensity to fail during prolonged rain storms—Water Commander™ water-powered sump pumps as emergency backups have gained a devoted following since they are much more reliable.
When people first hear about water-powered backup sump pumps, they immediately have questions about how exactly this type of pump operates. Does it really pump water? How does it work?
We’ve assembled this complete guide explaining everything you need to know on how water-powered sump pumps work, including basic installation setup and key parts of water-powered sump pumps, while also explaining the physics behind how it pumps.
When you install a emergency backup sump pump system, you have to choose between using a independent discharge pipe solely for your backup pump or tying into the preexisting discharge pipe used by your primary sump pump.
Although it is very common to use the existing discharge pipe, an independent discharge is preferred for three important reasons: […]