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Basement Watchdog

Model # BW1050

Internet # 202042660

Store SO SKU # 1000120689

1/2 HP Submersible Sump Pump

$128.99 /each

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Product Overview

The Basement Watchdog 1/2 HP Submersible Sump Pump features durable components to help provide continuous, year-round operation. This unit features an efficient permanent split capacitor (PSC) motor and provides a maximum pumping capacity of up to 4,400 GPH. It comes with a built-in air relief vent and a caged dual float switch.

  • Pumps up to 4,400 GPH at 0 ft. of lift (up to 3,200 GPH at 10 ft. of lift)
  • Efficient permanent split capacitor motor (PSC)
  • Dual seals to protect the motor
  • Upper and lower ball bearings
  • Water-cooled, no cooling oil to leak
  • Thermally protected
  • 10 ft. power cord
  • Stainless steel fasteners will not corrode
  • Cast iron / cast aluminum construction
  • Vertical discharge provides narrow footprint to fit in sump pits as small as 7 in. in diameter
  • Built-in air relief vent
  • Includes caged dual micro reed float switch for added protection
  • 3-year warranty

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Specifications

Dimensions

Maximum Pumping Height (ft.) 
25 
Product Depth (in.) 
6.25 in 
Product Height (in.) 
11.75 
Product Width (in.) 
6.25 
Switch-Off Height (in.) 
Any - Fully adjustable float switch 
Switch-On Height (in.) 
Any - Fully adjustable float switch 

Details

Amperage (amps) 
4.2 
Battery Back-Up 
No 
Cord Length (ft.) 
10 
Discharge Flow @ 0 ft. (gallons/hour) 
4400 
Discharge Flow @ 10 ft. (gallons/hour) 
3200 
Discharge Flow @ 15 ft. (gallons/hour) 
1500 
Horsepower (hp) 
1/2 hp 
Housing Material 
Aluminum 
Maximum Working Temperature (F) 
104 
Minimum working temperature (F) 
40 
Power Type Required 
AC 
Product Weight (lb.) 
14 lb 
Pump Switch Type 
Dual Reed 
Returnable 
90-Day 
Self-Priming 
Yes 
Submersible 
Yes 
Sump Pump Outlet Diameter Type 
1-1/2 FPT 
Voltage (volts) 
115 

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings 
1-UL Listed 
Manufacturer Warranty 
3 Year 

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The specs state that the switch can be set on and off at any height

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It appears the float is mounted above the pump. Can the float be set for a lower on and off than the pump height.
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I asked this question on 10-01-15 and got an answer on 03-07-16. How does that help you buy a product? I had already bought another product so this answer was no help to me.
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The float assembly is seperate from the pump so it can be mounted anywhere. If you were to place the bottom of the switch cage so it is resting on the floor or bottom of you sump pit, the pump would activate with just 5/8" of water. The top float is just a reduendent float for emergencies. It does not indicate a second level of on-off. When the bottom float drops below the 5/8", the pump will run another Read More
The float assembly is seperate from the pump so it can be mounted anywhere. If you were to place the bottom of the switch cage so it is resting on the floor or bottom of you sump pit, the pump would activate with just 5/8" of water. The top float is just a reduendent float for emergencies. It does not indicate a second level of on-off. When the bottom float drops below the 5/8", the pump will run another 10 seconds and automatically stop.
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The float is adjustable. Please contact us for additional assistance or advice as we can lead you in the right direction @ 800.991.0466 EXT 3 For tech support
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October 11, 2015
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It appears that you are only limited by the length of the cord coming from the float switch. But basically it is normally secured to and adjusted with a hose clamp along the vertical PVC discharge pipe. Although the float actually moves within a protective cage, so the amount of travel/movement within that cage could impose a max or minimum limit with respect to the levels you prefer.
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Need a pump that operates on its own.

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Doe this turn on automatically when water is present?
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April 26, 2016
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Please note that this pump usually is paired with our dual float switch, which is a piggy back switch which will allow the pump to operate when lifted by incoming water. if the pump is plugged directly into the outlet it will run continuously. If you should have any further questions please contact us at 800.991.0466 ext 3 M-F 9-5 CST
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Yes, this pump will operate on its own.
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Will this pump fit inside 6" sch 40 pvc?

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Thank you for your question. The BW1050 pump itself weighs 14lbs and its dimensions are 6 ¼" x 6¼" x 16 ¾" (DxWxH). According to the specifications it will fit, but keep in mind that it will be pretty snug in there. If you still have questions or are in need of further assistance please feel free to contact us at 800.991.0466 ext 3 for tech support M-F 9-5 CST
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WHAT IS THE RETURN POLICY?

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Thank you for your recent inquiry with The Home Depot Mian. The 1/2 HP Submersible Sump Pump has a 90-day return policy and can be returned either at your local store, or by calling one of our customer service specialist at 1800-430-3376 for additional return options. e appreciate your business and look forward to serving you in the future. Thank you for shopping Home Depot.
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Customer Reviews

Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 23 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Quality Pump I did some research and found this is the best pump on the market. It's a very quiet pump and the adjustable float is a great option. May 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Grea Pump This pump was very easy to install and is working perfectly. Would buy another when needed!! April 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Very effective pump This pump works as described. Easy to install with easy instructions. The performance of the pump was fast and effective. It did the job very well. May 1, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by good value; works great; compact diameter for small sumps. This pump has a narrow diameter, so it will fit in small sumps. Mine's appx. 8" square, and it fits easily. This is a serious pump; you'd have to literally sever a water line in the basement to create a leak it might not keep up with. Normal seepage won't be an issue, and the included float is easily adjusted with a simple hose clamp on a piece of PVC pipe that you have to purchase and cobble up as it is not included with the pump. Easy enough, but I wish it came with PVC discharge pipe and maybe a garden hose adapter, which is how I set mine up. You could easily hard-plumb this, too. It's a good value, for sure. February 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by All that and more The sump pump was received rapidly, faster than the expected delivery date All components were present in the box Installation following the included directions was very easy The pump is now functioning as expected and I no longer worry about potential water overflow March 1, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Small Footprint & Runs Quietly, but ... Pros: + Good pump design (small footprint) + Great for adding as a secondary backup pump. + Capable of sucking the sump pit dry w/ 8 to 9 ft vertical discharge. + Runs quietly. Cons: - Heavy plug-in switch control module is prone to falling out of the electrical outlet (too easily). Suggest securing the plug-in switch module to the wall-mounted outlet using plastic zip-ties. October 11, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sump Pump with Solid Feel Opening the box, it was easy to tell this was not a toy pump, but something very solid. Installation instructions were complete, and installation was easy. When operating, the pump was quiet and very quickly emptied the pit. Very satisfied so far. Time will tell. November 3, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by plenty of power and quiet works great - just what I expected. easy to install October 28, 2015
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