Reeflo Snapper Disaster last night
by, 05-27-2012 at 08:08 AM (491 Views)
When here's my disaster story.
Lost power last night to tank on dedicated GFI breaker.
Found the sump over flowed because returned back siphoned and were not in top off tank like they should have been. Well I have a tray underneath the sump that drains by 3/4" uniseal and 3/4" PVC pipe to garage floor. Well that worked too so not big deal right? WRONG!
My 1 year old Reeflo Sanpper Gold managed to get 1/8" water in back end of motor block where it was in tray and tray did not drain fast enough. I dried out pump for 12 hours. and plugged it in a breaker only outlet. It fired up fine. 1 hour later it's thermal protector tripped. It now has very low flow for 10-15 minutes and then runs dry., and then took out half the house with it. (j/k)
I went out of way to have the long term efficiency of Baldor motor pulling 100-150 watts with high turn over. Now I got a bunch of expensive junk if it can't be fixed.
Can it be fixed or should I go to submersible and be done with this mess? Buying a new one is not an option as I am a strong believer in not chasing lost dollars. Right now I have a 45 usd Quiet One 3000 with 1" PVC spa flex jammed into the 1 1/2" tube. But it works at least. 2 6105's are recirculating the 151 custom tank.