Monday, April 30, 2012

Grind Videos Available on YouTube

Ever wonder what an E/One grinder pump can do to a paper towel, a t-shirt, or some old jeans? We posted a few videos on our YouTube page last week. See for yourself how the pump easily handles these items.

Have a suggestion for what you'd like to see the E/One pump grind? Let us know!

Monday, April 16, 2012

New Alarm Panel for Duplex Grinder Pump Stations

E/One is pleased to announce the availability of E/One Sentry Protect Plus for duplex grinder pump stations.

E/One Sentry alarm panels are UL-listed and include lockable, NEMA 4X-rated enclosures. From basic monitored to advanced warning of pending service needs, E/One Sentry panels are customizable and designed for use with simplex and duplex Extreme Series grinder pump stations.

The Protect Plus panel's dead front includes a membrane switch with LED indicators and an LCD message display. The Protect Plus option provides protection from low voltage (brownout), run dry and high system pressure situations. With each condition a lockout cycle will prevent the motor from operating, the Trouble LED will illuminate and the LCD will display the lockout message.

Features exclusive to Protect Plus include: high/low voltage monitoring; high/low wattage monitoring; extended run time; cycle/event counter; adjustable run time limit; adjustable power-up and alarm delays; and system self-test.

Available options include generator receptacle with manual transfer; main service disconnect; E/One's Remote Sentry; and an external auto-dialer.

Get more information at E/One's web site.

Monday, April 9, 2012

FAQ: What's Wrong with Flushable Wipes?

Homeowners ask us about personal, flushable wipes. "If they're flushable, what's the problem?" The problem is, while they flush fine, they don't break down in water the way regular toilet paper does. and that can cause big problems.

Consumer Reports magazine conducted its own test of flushable wipes to see how they compare to regular toilet paper. Their recommendation? Toss, don't flush.

Search "flushable wipes clog" and you'll find tales from homeowners who have experienced sewage backups in their homes ... sometimes in graphic detail (consider yourself warned!). These homeowners don't even say whether or not they have grinder pumps -- the house plumbing clogged up, causing backups inside the home.

Problems have not been limited to homeowners. Municipal sewer workers around the country have had to spend a lot of time and money clearing clogs from lift stations and at the wastewater treatment plant that they say have been caused by wipes. Some municipalities have even made flushing them illegal!

Still not convinced? We came across an article in Contractor magazine that was written by a plumber. He's seen the problem first-hand.