Automatic Electric Cellar Drainer

Automatic Electric Cellar Drainer

Those who are troubled with wet cellars or basements will appreciate the value of the automatic electric cellar drainer illustrated herewith. This device, it is claimed, is the first practical drainer of moderate price suitable for private residences, apartments, elevator pits, etc. As shown by the diagram it consists of a centrifugal pump direct connected to a vertical Westinghouse motor. The pump is installed in a three-foot well into which the seepage drains, the motor and control apparatus being at the floor level where it is accessible for inspection and is out of the way of dampness. A float plays between two stops on a vertical rod that is connected with the motor control switch. When the water in the well rjses sufficiently to cause4 the float to press against the upper stop, the motor is started and continues in operation until the water level is lowered so that the float presses against the lower stop, when the current is cut off. The seepage is thus cut off without attention, an occasional inspection and lubrication being all that is required. This pump has a capacity of 500 gallons per hour against a head of five feet, and 150 gallons per hour against a head of twenty feet. To install it all that is necessary is to provide a well three feet deep, place the pump and make the electrical connections. It operates front the electric lighting circuit.

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