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« Reply #15 on: February 20, 2020, 03:53:10 PM »

We ummed and arred about doing this at all, decided not to then got told we had to.
So we used one of the dirty water pumps and cable tied the float in an upright position at the top of the pump body then hardwired the supply cable to a switched fused connection unit so it can be run manually. This way no worrying about failing switches/floats and faffing getting access to the side of the sump after concreting in



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« Reply #16 on: February 20, 2020, 04:39:44 PM »

Hi

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So we used one of the dirty water pumps and cable tied the float in an upright position at the top of the pump body then hardwired the supply cable to a switched fused connection unit so it can be run manually.

Be careful you don't accidentally leave it running when dry and burn the motor out.
These motors tend to be intermittent run rated and also use the water around the body for cooling.

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