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Posted by amdx on April 15, 2013, 12:44 am
On 4/14/2013 3:37 PM, danny burstein wrote:

  How are you going to see that LED in the basement from your
living room?

Posted by amdx on April 15, 2013, 12:46 am
On 4/14/2013 7:44 PM, amdx wrote:

Nevermind, I see the 12" pigtails for remote LED.

Posted by Jim Rojas on April 15, 2013, 1:17 am
 amdx wrote:

If you want to make absolutely sure that the pump is actually doing it's  
job, you might want to use a flow switch on the outlet pipe. Pumps can  
get clogged, or stuck, or seize altogether.

I would put the LED on the flow sensor.

I have yet to see a sump pump last anymore than a few years these days.  
They are all basically made in China now with the cheapest of parts.

I had a sump pump on my rain water collection system. It would transfer  
the water from my rain gutters to a 250 gallon holding tank. In 3 years  
I went through 4 sump pumps. One even kept tripping my GFCI. I removed  
the sump pump setup, and replaced it with an cheap Intex swimming pool  
pump that a neighbor was throwing away. It has worked flawlessly for the  
past 2 years.

I have since added a second 250 gallon tank, and I use my rain water  
collection system to top off my swimming pool, and to fully irrigate my  
lawn. I haven't used my well water in many years now.

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Posted by hubops on April 15, 2013, 11:31 pm

 Is there anything like this to detect and indicate  -
(audible would be nice !)   return of grid AC voltage ?
 When I'm on the generator, during a grid outage -
 - as I was for the last 3 days -  I'd like to be alerted
when the grid power is restored.
 I do not wish to be wiring home-made things into the main panel -  
but some sort of clip-on - over the conductor - would be nice
  John T.

Posted by danny burstein on April 16, 2013, 12:48 am


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