Frequently Asked Questions
Q. "What does 'solid waste' mean in reference to sewage pumps?"
A. Sewage pumps are designed specifically to handle waste that gets flushed down the toilet. When we say "solid waste" we're referring to anything that could easily be broken up by hand - NOT things like rocks, toys, or feminine products. The DuraMAC sewage pumps featured on this page can handle solid wastes up to 2", using the impeller to help break this waste up into smaller pieces so they will pass more easily through the piping and out to the discharge area.
Q. "What is a vortex impeller and what does it do?"
A. A vortex impeller handles debris better than other impellers, therefore, helps to prevent the pump from clogging. View an example of a vortex impeller.
Q. "My pump needs to be located 12 feet below the discharge area - what do I do?"
A.The sewage pumps featured on this page can pump up to 44 gallons per minute to a height of 15 feet, or up to 13 gallons per minute to a height of 20 feet.
Q."Help! I don't know what kind of pump I need?"
A. Our staff is knowledgeable and friendly, and we are always happy to discuss your plumbing needs with you and answer any and all questions our customers may have. Every customer's needs are different, so while we cannot choose the pump for you, we will do our best to help you determine the best product for your situation and provide you with assistance throughout the ordering process. Having been selling plumbing products on the Net since 1995, we sell only top-quality plumbing parts and products - and are happy to resolve any issues you may have with a pump you purchase from us.