Yes, it is a stand alone float switch. It connects to the power inline with any pump. It will turn the pump on when the water gets too high and shut it off before it starts sucking air and making horrible noises.
No this switch will not work you need to order a normally closed switch on our website. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt-Normally-Closed-Float-Switch-EBNCFS/205618024
yes, if you use an extension cord it must be 16ga minimum
Thanks for your question. The GFCI may indeed have worn out. Typical life range varies considerably, 5-15 yrs. Since replacing a GFCI might be beyond a typical homeowner's realm, here is another idea for test purposes (not for permanent use). Purchase an extension cord with a GFCI unit on the end. These are sold in Home Depot and typically used for work situations where an outlet does not already have GFCI protection, such as for temporary connection of power tools. Plug this into a non-GFCI-protected outlet and connect to the pump via a heavy duty extension cord. Again, this is just for temporary use. Now, does the pump continue to have the issue of tripping the new GFCI extension cord device after 2-4 minutes? If YES, then the pump is faulty and should be replaced. If NO, then the old GFCI outlet should be replaced (by an electrician if appropriate).
10 inches from tether.
I had the same problem...mine lasted 3 years. Not fun to replace! According to the Home Depot site it has a 1 year warranty.
Thanks for reaching out to the Everbilt Team. If your current sump or sewage pump is a piggy-back design where the pump plugs into the back of the float and the float gets plugged into the wall no issues. You can also take an automatic pump (one with no float) and add this unit to make the pump work. If you have questions please give us a call at 844-251-7446.
It floats in the sump pit. As the the water rises it begins to invert because you tether it to the discharge pipe. When it is inverted it makes the electric connection complete and the pump turns on.
this switch will work as a low water shutoff because it is a normally closed switch just like it does in a sump so, i guess i dont understand the question.
no you have to bypass you existing float switch. easy to do..