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The purpose of using 240V is to reduce the voltage drop over the 500+145' wiring length. Normally you associate 240V with high-power loads like a water heater, but that's not the case here. However, generators that small are generally only 120V. Unless you're going to do something fancy with a transformer, you'll be forced up into a 3000W+ generator ...


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Realistically the smallest generator you can find that has a 240v receptacle is usually rated around 3500w. For an actual calculation the nameplate rating for the pump would be nice, but it's probably submerged. A typical Franklin 1 hp pump draws about 5A @240v, you need a minimum of 50% overhead for startup, that gets you to 1800w, plus whatever ...


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You may have leaves or water creatures plugging the intake and the pump is overheating and shutting down. My farm used to have a 30 hp pump as I have water rights and every week or two I would have go pull the foot (a check valve in the water with a screen around it) and scrape off leaves and salamanders that got stuck. I now run a smaller pump with the same ...


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As an addition to what Ed Beal stated, I'd surmise that your neighborhood has significant intermingling of storm water with the sanitary sewer. Hopefully not sewage into the storm sewer but the other way: storm water put into the sanitary sewer. This is common in older neighborhoods. It was also allowable in a lot of neighborhoods to run everything to the ...


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In some locations you cannot connect the sewer to the sump system, I understand this is not the discharge but sewage can be in that drain and pumping it outside could Create a health hazard. I have installed back flow preventers in the past to keep back pressure from entering, these do have there own problems but stop the city system from filling your ...


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It seems that your floor drain and your sump pump are not connected which is often the case due to building codes. The sump pit is designed so that any water that gets next to the foundation or under the floor (presumably concrete) will flow into the pit and collect until there is enough to trigger the pump switch which will then lift the water and expel it ...


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Some of this was discussed in your previous questions. The 8 hour run time in a generally accepted standard at least here in Florida. It is used to determine pump and filter size. While once a day cycles limits transients, it hardly extends live of pump. The actual wet end usually fails before the motor, and it's easier and probably cheaper to replace the ...


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