Model # BW1050

Internet #202042660

Store SO SKU #1000120689

Basement Watchdog 1/2 HP Submersible Sump Pump
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Basement Watchdog

1/2 HP Submersible Sump Pump

  • Made of cast aluminum / cast iron for durable, lasting operation
  • Permanent split capacitor motor delivers superior performance
  • Up to 4400 GPH pumping capacity
$12093 /each

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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 4400 GPH. It comes with a built-in air relief vent and a caged dual float switch.

  • Pumps up to 4400 GPH at 0 ft. of lift (up to 3200 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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Customer Questions & Answers

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

It appears the float is mounted above the pump. Can the float be set for a lower on and off than the pump height.
Asked by: GB
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.
Answered by: GB
Date published: 2016-03-09

Need a pump that operates on its own.

Doe this turn on automatically when water is present?
Asked by: DougM
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
Answered by: Glentronics
Date published: 2016-05-10

Will this pump fit inside 6" sch 40 pvc?

Asked by: David
I would say "no." It's slightly larger than 6" in diameter at the base.
Answered by: MikeG
Date published: 2017-04-26

sump pump hole width?

How many inches in diameter does this pump need to fit into the hole. I have an existing french drain that is 6.5" in diameter. Would this pump fit into that small of a hole?
Asked by: czar
The Basement Watchdog BW1050 1/2HP Submersible Sump Pump is 6.25 inches in diameter. The pump would fit in your application. Please contact us directly for more information at 800-991-0466 ext 3 for customer support Monday - Friday 9-5 CST.
Answered by: Glentronics
Date published: 2016-09-07
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Customer Reviews

1/2 HP Submersible Sump Pump is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 38.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from used as a replacement pump for my basement watchdog sump system. Exact fit, works well. used as a replacement pump for my basement watchdog sump system. Exact fit, works well.
Date published: 2017-02-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pump works great. The only thing that I didn't think of before I bought it is that the outlet com... Pump works great. The only thing that I didn't think of before I bought it is that the outlet comes out of the top of the pump and the tile into the sump hole is rather low so I strapped a 3/4 inch x 1 foot pvc to the base of the pump to mount the switch. Pump runs a little more often because the switch is low but it is in a lift station that handles the drain from wash machine and a little condensation from the furnace so it don't run a lot. I do like the idea of a dual switch however that is one of the reasons that I had to have the switch mounted so low.
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Seems to work pretty well. I can't commit to 5 stars yet because I haven't had it for very long ... Seems to work pretty well. I can't commit to 5 stars yet because I haven't had it for very long (only one rain so far heavy enough to raise the water to float switch level). This is the only line of pumps that will fit in my sump pit -- my late '50s house has a 7"x7" square sump pit so having the discharge pipe coming off the top of the pump was an absolute necessity. This replaced a utility pump that the previous homeowners had been using as a sump pump, so I'm glad to be able to have something for a permanent installation.
Date published: 2017-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful pump that doesn't draw a lot of power. I like that after the water drops below the switc... Powerful pump that doesn't draw a lot of power. I like that after the water drops below the switch, the pump runs an additional 10 seconds. You get a longer cycle run time versus pumps that turn off and immediately turn back on. Its compact and fits into the sump pit without having to worry if the switch or any other part of the pump is going to interfere with a back up pump or sit correctly in the pit.
Date published: 2017-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The pump works great. I am not a DIYer, but it looked easy enough to switch out the pump. For t... The pump works great. I am not a DIYer, but it looked easy enough to switch out the pump. For the most part putting the new pump in was easy. The pump runs quietly compared to the old one and I was able to locate the float so that the pump cycle is timed perfectly with emptying the pit. I have only had the pump for a month, so I'll see if the pump continues to meet my expectations, but I think it will.
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I've been using sump pumps over 20 years and let... I've been using sump pumps over 20 years and let me tell you this is the best pump for quality and performance. Very quiet and low power consumption and also comes with a very dependable float switch. also has a great warranty. I bought this over 3 years ago and just ordered another for backup.
Date published: 2017-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This pump is a work horse. Clears the sump... This pump is a work horse. Clears the sump area in seconds. For the price, this is about the best you can get. BUT, beware, this is the 2nd one I have bought. The first only lasted 3 years.
Date published: 2017-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Watchdog 1/2 hp. sump pump works great and is quiet and easy to install. The Watchdog 1/2 hp. sump pump works great and is quiet and easy to install.
Date published: 2017-03-07
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