Re: How short a sump pump cycle is too short?
If the the pump empties the pit in 10 seconds then the "on time " isn't too short.
Originally Posted by john9
I also argree with the mention of the check valve.Without one --- when the float switch shuts off the pump all the remaining water in the discharge line will empty back into the pit adding to raising the water level in the pit.
Other things to consider is to ensure the discharge line outside and downspouts are extended well away from the foundation.
Other than that it seems things are doing what they are intended for ---- drains are spilling into the sump pit --- the sump pump is discharging the water.
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