The house has never flooded prior to Irene in August. But I have an awesome sump pump now that's tied to my generator. Thing moves 72 gallons a minute. It's super cool.
Anyway. I changed the switch; I didn't have time to clean the pipe but I did look in it and it's a bit rusty but overall looks ok. I was planning on going out tomorrow and picking up new pipe anyway; I was going to move it closer to the tank.
So, it turns out it WAS the switch because as soon as I turned the power back on it started to operate as normal. BUT, I noticed that as soon as it hits 60 pounds the pressure drops almost immediately then the pump turns back on. So, it does it A LOT. It did it 4 times while I was down there so, it's probably cycling on and off as I type this.
It did it prior to the other switch going bad too. Which, I'm sure contributed to the switch going bad in the first place. I'm guessing this is in relation to the air pressure in the tank or is it something else? I'm thinking it could be because the switch is so high on the wall and there is a crazy pressure drop once the pump turns off; but I'm not sure.