If your house goes over a cliff, you’ll probably need a grinder pump. A grinder pump takes what you don’t want and moves it up to a higher level, so you can get rid of it more easily.
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well you waited for me such such uh discipline i’m trying to i’m trying to be in the moment in the moment i’m trying to trying to let me have time to sit down i know i’m working on it i’m working on it good afternoon to all of our pickle picks pickle stirrers peepsters this is diana randall bro and uh we are here today to do another little community service uh kind of picking up on where we all left off last time yeah we wanted to talk to you about grinder pumps this is something totally new to us when we moved here uh we are from louisiana and texas they come with terrain and we’re from areas of the country that are very flat super flat so this was something totally new to us uh so back home for especially in louisiana we’re below sea level so we don’t have we don’t have a need for such things that we’re about to talk about what we’re going to talk to you about and educate you about is something called grinder problems you will find them throughout prescott and all kinds of homes particularly in homes built out on stem walls yeah so we have a video on stemwall construction in the wine down so you can search for that on the website but very briefly a stemwall home is a type of construction specifically for homes that kind of hang over a cliff so the upstairs is the where the where you live and then you have space underneath which is where the where the cliff is the stem wall is the support structure that kind of keeps the cantilevered part of the home up in the air so it will be built out and a lot of them are closed and finished in yeah it’s not a basement per se because you’ll have bathrooms embedded yeah it’s closed high ceilings and it’s completely finished out um but the main level that’s level to the street we’ll have city sewer lines connected to it or even septic i mean that’s where are you accepted yes where it is is on the top of the cliff right and so for those bathrooms that are below the cliff level that the street level that’s where the grinder pump that’s where a grinder pump comes in had never heard of it don’t know what it means i’ll tell you what it means it is a very important uh piece of machinery whatever pump in your home on the bottom level so when your bathroom’s downstairs we’ll go to the grinder pump the grinder pump pretty much grinds it up grinds it up sucks it up and then pumps it up to the street pumps it up to the street level uh sewage so it connects into the city so of course the city can’t dig all these pipes below to hook up downstairs so that’s where the grinder pump comes into play the grinder pump does that job um kind of like a bank teller yeah you know when you put your taylor kind of thing they tell you hit that button yeah this is a different kind of deposit yeah very different kind of deposit still a paperwork involved yeah yeah pretty much but that’s what the grinder problem does it gets it all together shoots it up with a vacuum and connects to the city sewer upstairs so if you if you’ve ever seen one you go downstairs you open up a closet somewhere where they’ll have a grinder but it’s like oh my god i don’t understand what is this that’s what it is imposing yes you have heights and everything right you usually you you will have it maintained once a year have somebody come check it out because believe me when something happens and it doesn’t work you know yeah you’ve got a load of trouble yeah you know trouble and it’s they’re expensive to repair so you want to try to maintain them always maintain them but they they will last forever a long long time yeah and occasionally you have to replace the float in there or whatever [Music] no pun intended yeah yeah but um there you go i’ll move this one along but um she’s getting bad anyway grinder pumps are important you will find them in many many homes all throughout prescott so terrain something when you are moving here and you see it don’t be like i have no idea what this is now you know yeah so but if you if you build a home in an area that’s flat then you probably won’t have one right and then the other thing is if you get a home warranty make sure your home warranty covers the grinder pump yes now it doesn’t always cover replacement yeah or yeah it covers some repairs yeah so just but a lot of them the the basic one it’s not included at all yeah that’s because the warranties are offered all over the country areas where they don’t exactly exactly so if you want yours covered make sure you read the fine print make sure you read the fine print you have to upgrade a little bit make sure it’s covered so more than you ever wanted to know about grinder pumps so that’s what we’re here for to teach you education behind the scenes dirty jobs equipment that go unglorified right and it’s the pickle lady it is behind the scenes yeah behind behind the scenes okay i’m sure that grinder parts get their due that’s right so that’s a little uh education there we just had some people we took out and they were asking us about grinder problems and we might you know what this is something different growing problems we need to give the info on that if you need more info yes 411.com that’s where all of our free information begins if you are a buyer seller somewhere in between information on grinder pumps toilets tushies uh remodeling restaurants you name it we are it is truly a wealth we cover it all from a plethora to z free information free information very useful stuff yeah it’s all things you should know yeah okay it’s been a pleasure seeing you today and i hope you take something away from this don’t flush it away all right friends until next time bye