Installing your Sumpie
Sumpie gets its readings from the two openings at the bottom of the device. It's essential that those openings have a straight line of sight to a clear patch of water (no wires, floats, or pumps in the way). Please also be careful to avoid objects (e.g. the float) that may move in or out of the way as the water levels changes.
We generally recommend installing Sumpie by clipping it to a pipe. However, if you're not able to get a clear view of the water from there, you'll need to use one of the other methods listed below.
Whatever method you choose, please be sure to send us a picture when you're done and we can double-check the installation.
|Good installation||Needs to be adjusted|
Metal clip rotated 90° and attached to an incoming pipe. Unobstructed view of a clear patch of water.
Metal clip attached to the pipe. Sensor pointed towards float, which gives a false read on the pit level.
There are several ways to install your Sumpie with the mounting holder, depending on your set-up :
- Clipped to the drainage pipe
The metal clip rotates 90° to suit your set-up
- Mount the base of the holster to the lid of the sump pit
- Mount the base of the holster to the outer edge of an open pit
- Attach the holster to the inner wall of the sump pit
- Mount the base of the holster to a wooden beam or other support laid across the sump pit
Reviewing your data
When Sumpie is installed correctly on an active pit the data should resemble right-angle triangles. That is, there should be a sloped incline as the pit fills (quickly for a steep slope; slowly for a more gradual slope), and then a sharp drop-off as the pit evacuates.
The example below is from an active pit, where the pump is triggered approximately every 15 minutes.
Signs of installation issues:
**If you're unsure about your installation, please email a picture of your set up (seeing into the pit) to our Support Team at firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll review the image and provide specific feedback about your installation.**
- Varying data peaks
You should see level peaks for your data, which represents the water level that triggers the pump to evacuate the water. If your peaks are not consistent, the Sumpie sensor installation likely needs adjusting. Please make sure that the sensor has a straight line of sight to the water, that remains clear of objects (pump, wires, floats, etc) as the water level rises.
- Flat line for an active pump
Seeing flat data for an active pump is also a likely installation issue. Please make sure that the sensor has a straight line of sight to the water, that remains clear of objects (pump, wires, floats, etc) as the water level rises.