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1/4 HP Submersible Utility Pump

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The RIDGID 1/4 HP Submersible Utility Pump features a brass garden hose fitting for durability and reinforced thermoplastic housing to help prevent corrosion of the volute and impeller. This pump has a thermally protected, oil-filled motor to help prevent overheating. The bottom-suction design removes water to within 1/8 in. from the surface and the easy-access handle provides portability.

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  • Pumps up to 1350 GPH at 0 ft.
  • 20 ft. power cord to reach the toughest places
  • Removes water fast down to 1/8 in. of surface
  • Corrosion resistant thermoplastic housing for long life in tough UTILITY applications
  • Top center 3/4 in. brass discharge design for balanced installation
  • Removable stainless steel screen filters debris for increased reliability
  • Easy-access handle for portability
  • Pump self primes after the housing is initially filled with water
  • Top-center discharge provides for balanced installation and motor cooling
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WOULD LIKE A WATER PUMP THAT AUTOMATICALLY EMPTIES WATER AT A SELECTED HEIGHT THEN TURNS OFF.

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KINGS PARK, N.Y.
July 24, 2012
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Grand Rapids, MI, USA
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May 13, 2014
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Only way for you to control on and off would be to plug into a float and adjust the float, similar to a sump pump.
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East Liverpool, OH, USA
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November 20, 2013
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Depending on the height your referring to you can buy a float bulb. It has a long cord on it and you plug the pump into it and then plug the cord into your outlet. You can vary the on/off cycle with Zip ties and varying the amount of cord the float has to work with.
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July 25, 2012
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We do manufacture a ¼ hp utility pump that is automatic – Model Number: EEAUP250 under the Wayne label – not the Ridgid label. The current Ridgid model – ¼ hp can be used in conjunction with a switch that can make any pump an automatic pump.
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Where can I buy another gasket?

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Paul
Otisville NY
June 15, 2013
I have had one of these1/4hp pumps for many yrs and has always served me well, but It seems the gasket in the bottom around the impeller wears out, falls apart every 3yrs or so and it pumps half the water back out the intake screen and the other half out the garden hose. In the past I would just taken the pump to HD and exchange it under the lifetime warranty so it wasnt of much of a concern until I noticed the latest version of this pump changed the warranty to 3yrs.
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East Liverpool, OH, USA
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November 20, 2013
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You might be better off buying some gasket material in a roll from your local hardware supply and making your own. Get the better rubber and it will last forever.
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Kennesaw, Ga
June 18, 2013
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Thank you for asking. This item is currently in stock. For any other questions, please call us at HomeDepot.com Customer Service 800-430-3376.
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I would like a pump that starts pumping at 1/2 inch of water and turns off automatically at 1/8 inch.

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Most pumps will not pump with that dry, they need volume to keep from cavitating( the impeller of the pump mixing air and water), you can limit the ammount of holding water in the container that you are trying to pump bu adding bricks to the bottom to displace the surface area but this could lead to obstructed flow if/ when you have heavey volumes of water...What is your pump need for? Smaller pumps Read More
Most pumps will not pump with that dry, they need volume to keep from cavitating( the impeller of the pump mixing air and water), you can limit the ammount of holding water in the container that you are trying to pump bu adding bricks to the bottom to displace the surface area but this could lead to obstructed flow if/ when you have heavey volumes of water...What is your pump need for? Smaller pumps require less water level, although they also lack the ability to pump volume. Read Less
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November 20, 2012
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Unfortunately – we don’t manufacture a pump that operates within the specifications requested.
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How long can I run this continuously?

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December 10, 2014
I'm pulling water from a shallow puddle in a low part of my basement. It is not submerged. Just pulling surface water.
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Orange, Ca.
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December 11, 2014
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Hi Beembar51, I contacted RIDGID as I did not find an answer in their manual.
RIDGID stated this pump was not designed to run continuously. This pump should not run for more than 2 hours without an interval.
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1/4 HP Submersible Utility Pump is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 38.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Used as Pool Draining Pump I am a pool service technician, and bought this pump to use as an easy to set-up, small pump for fountains and small spas, ponds, ect,. I love this pump, and have started using it to drain full size pools, especially those on properties that have hard to find or clogged sewer access pipes. So far I have drained multiple ponds, and over thirteen full sized (20,000 gal) pools. The pump flows at about the speed of a garden hose, and will drain a full sized pool in about 2 days or so. The 21' cord is long enough to be used in a deep pool, and the top hose connector is very handy. I just dropped the pump in the deep-end and went on my way. I would come back 2 days later and the pool would be drained and the pump sucking air. No Problem. My full sized pump was being used when I first tried this one for a pool, and it has worked so well, I have been using it for all pool drains with no problem whatsoever. Great product. I would buy again. As a matter of fact, I think I will buy another just as a spare. But if they ever shorten the cord, I would not be able to use it for pools; the 21' power cord was the selling point for me.
Date published: 2011-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Little Pump! This pump has been an outstanding addition to my home. Build quality is solid, if no frills. It primes quickly and can handle 10' of lift with no issues at all. Power draw is perfectly reasonable at 2.5 amps. I bought it to deal with seasonal flooding in my basement and workshop, which it handles nicely. I've run it for hours submerged in icewater with no issues at all, and once lent it to a neighbor who ran it for three days continuously, again with no problems. The screen over the intake is quite fine, so the pump will foul on small floating debris. I fabricated a little pre-filter for it out of an old window screen which keeps it running smoothly. It will draft down to roughly 0.25", which makes this one of the shallowest suction pumps I've encountered. This shallow draft capability is tremendously helpful for household water emergencies. I have used it a few times for dewatering tasks with my volunteer fire department, it's certainly no fire pump but it comes in handy because nothing the department has can draft nearly this shallow. I also toss it in the brook that flows through my back yard and use it to provide water to my immersion wort chiller when I am making beer. It works great! Overall I am very pleased with this purchase and would recommend this to anyone in the market for a ~1000gph submersible utility pump.
Date published: 2015-02-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from As advertised Worked well for the use I had for it...... draining a 32K swimming pool. Knew it would take some time, so was able to continue with other projects while this took a day or so.
Date published: 2011-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome little pump - works as described We had the curtain drain at our house clog so we had water seeping into the basement which created puddles of about 1/2" before flowing to other parts of the basement. We bought this pump since it said it would pump down to 1/8" of depth. It definitely works as advertized. We had it hooked up to a heavy duty timer to turn on and off every 15 minutes and it ran continuously that way for three days straight. It would take almost all the standing water off the floor. I have a friend who brought over a Flotech pump, and it would not draw a suction when the Rigid pump did. It says not to run it dry, but we figured we would take a gamble if we were ever to get any sleep and we had no issues. This little pump was a lifesaver - highly recommended
Date published: 2013-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from a good little pump tossed my piece of junk flotec pump in favor of this one, does what is should. good volume, i use it to supplement my sump pump using a battery backup. draws down the sump very quickly, like the lifetime guarantee
Date published: 2009-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic for a 1/4 hp pump Worked as advertised. Love the 20 ft cord, no chance the plug will be in deep water. Rugged construction.
Date published: 2013-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Haven't used this one, but it may replace one exactly like it We inherited this pump when we bought our house and it's been working great to get water out of the basement. We're just not exactly sure how old it is so we bought another just so we're not stuck some day (would be our luck) and it actually seems unlikely I will need to use it. The current pump is working like a champ. I wish someone would make a small pump that had a float (our pipe is only about 6 inches) so I didn't have to watch this one but that's not a ding on this pump. For how it's designed, it works great. I will probably use it to clean our ponds.
Date published: 2014-05-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A real workhorse Very happy with this purchase. Pumped out my basement thru a 150' hose and 8' head. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2015-04-27
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