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Overcoming Gravity With A Sewage Pump

Posted on July 26 2014 by Joe Jones

Indoor plumbing is a great thing to have-I’m reminded of this anytime I go camping in the wilderness where there are no bathrooms. Although it’s not very obvious, the parts that help your plumbing system work correctly can be complex. For example, in order for your water to be heated, water needs to be supplied in to the tank, heated using different components of the water heater and then go through pipes to different things that will use it (faucets, appliances, etc.). In order for the water to be heated, there has to be a power source (electrical or gas). If any of these elements are missing, then the water won’t be heated correctly and won’t be able to be used. This can be frustrating if you need to take a shower and only cold water is coming out of the shower head.

The same goes for other components of indoor plumbing-if they aren’t put together the way they should be, they won’t perform the function they were designed to do. One of the main things that needs to be done for a home or other place that has indoor plumbing is the draining of water and waste. After washing dishes, using the toilet, and using other waste water it needs to go somewhere. Waste water is usually drained using gravity (the slope of gravity) but gravity isn’t always in favor of the direction in which the water needs to go. For example, when a bathroom is installed in a basement of a home, water can’t flow up without some help. This is where a sewage pump comes into play.

To pump water uphill against the force of gravity needs a strong pump, one that is more powerful than your regular run of the mill pump. Many different pumps are on the market; sump pumps, irrigation pumps-but no matter how powerful these pumps are, they shouldn’t be used in place of a sewage pump. If there is something that I have learned from the many projects I have personally done, it is to avoid cutting corners. Many times when I have tried to cut corners in the past to try to save some money has actually cost me more money in the long run. Doing the job right the first time, using the correct parts/pieces is the best thing to do, even if it costs more money initially.

There are many different things to consider when buying a sewage pump, which are explained on my favorite site to get plumbing products, Plumber’s Stock. You can also find the pump that you need for a good price, along with other parts and pieces that you will need to properly hook the pump up. Having quality parts for the right price will help you get the job done while feeling confident that the product will last for the years to come!

Overcoming Gravity With A Sewage Pump
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