Sump draining apparatus having easily replaceable sensor and mount therefor

  • US 20040234375A1
  • Filed: 05/02/2004
  • Published: 11/25/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/12/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A sump draining apparatus, comprising:

  • (a) a housing having first and second end portions, with the first end portion being adapted for engagement with a fluid conduit for conveying fluid away from the housing, with the second end portion having an inlet for drawing fluid into the housing, with the housing having an axial direction;

    (b) a pump in the housing for pumping fluid from the inlet to the fluid conduit and away from the housing;

    (c) a motor in the housing and in communication with the pump to drive the pump;

    (d) a sensor for sensing a condition and being in communication with the motor whereby the motor may turn on and off in response to a sensed condition; and

    (e) a sensor mount for the sensor, with the sensor mount engaged with the second end portion of the housing, with the sensor mount being receptacle shaped for cradling the sensor therein.

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