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Basement Watchdog 1/3 HP Combination Unit with Emergency Backup Sump Pump System
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Basement Watchdog

1/3 HP Combination Unit with Emergency Backup Sump Pump System

$288.09 /each

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Product Overview

Easy to install with little or no plumbing knowledge required. This pre-assembled Basement Watchdog Combination Sump Pump System provides both primary and battery backup pumping capabilities, offering the ultimate protection and peace of mind. The 1/3 HP Cast Iron/Cast Aluminum primary pump is both powerful and energy efficient using only 3.5 Amp. This system includes the Basement Watchdog Emergency Sump pump system. With two pumps in your sump, you will have confidence your basement is protected.

  • 1/3 HP energy efficient permanent split capacitor (PSC) primary pump can save money on your electric bills
  • Primary pump capacity 2600 GPH at a 10 ft. lift and 3600 GPH at 0 ft. lift
  • Backup system capacity 1000 GPH at 10 ft. lift and 2000 GPH at 0 ft. lift
  • Includes a battery backup system with unique monitoring that sounds an alarm, illuminates a warning light and describes what to do for easy maintenance
  • Dual float switches on both the primary and backup systems provide 4 times the protection
  • Provides days of intermittent pumping power on a single battery charge - automatic 0.4 Amp charger
  • Fluid sensor monitors fluid level of the battery
  • Compatible with both wet cell and maintenance-free AGM batteries
  • Compact design fits in pits with diameters as small as 12 in.
  • Detailed instructions with over 90 pictures walk you through the simple installation process
  • Free lifetime technical support
  • Includes controller, 0.4 Amp charger, 2 dual float switches, primary pump, backup pump and instruction manual (battery not included – sold separately)
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Customer Questions & Answers

What type and voltage of battery is required for backup? What mechanism is in place to keep the battery charged?

Asked by: Randy
12 V. There is a charger that the DC pump runs through.
Answered by: geterdone
Date published: 2016-11-22

How long is the wire harness that comes from the battery/controller box to the pump

Asked by: Ken
The backup pump cable is 8 feet long. The primary pump cable is 10 feet long. For more information, please contact our customer support team at 800-991-0466, option 3. We are available to take incoming calls from 9am - 5pm CT Monday through Friday.
Answered by: Glentronics
Date published: 2017-03-14

Is this unit come with a battery or I have to buy separate ?

Asked by: Nicky
You need to purchase a separate battery. A maintenance free battery is available for the 1/3 HP unit, but the 1/2 HP unit uses regular batteries. You need to add the electrolyte to the regular batteries yourself, which is potentially hazardous (sulfuric acid), but pretty safe if you follow the directions and wear gloves and eye protection. You will need to choose which battery you want. In theory, you could run several batteries in parallel for longer run time, but you should make sure you know what you are doing before attempting that.
Answered by: geterdone
Date published: 2016-11-22

DO WE NEED AN EXTERNAL CHECK VALVE WITH THE PUMPS

Asked by: JAKE
check valves are built in. All you need to do is connect this to the drain pipe.
Answered by: geterdone
Date published: 2016-11-22
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Customer Reviews

1/3 HP Combination Unit with Emergency Backup Sump Pump System is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 35.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Short life span I bought this system about 3 years ago and all has been well till now. The alarm was going off for the backup being active. So I manually activated the main pump and water sprayed all over my walls and laundry appliances. At that point I pulled the unit out of the sump and the side metal jacket is completely rotten. And of course we are currently having a large rainfall and expect at least 2 inches of rain. So I am left relying on a small battery backup to keep my freshly renovated basement dry ( bought this system after my basement flooded 3 years ago). So not a great return on investment. When I purchased this it was almost 500 and it lasted 3 years. Since the backup has a bracket that directly mounts to the main pump I either have to buy the whole system again or replace the whole system with a different brand. Overall the size is great but 3 years for 500 bucks is ridiculous.
Date published: 2017-03-31
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Failed at first rainstorm Failed at first rainstorm and basement flooded. Disappointed.
Date published: 2017-01-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So far this little but mighty pump has been doing a very good job. We have not had any power loss... So far this little but mighty pump has been doing a very good job. We have not had any power loss so I can not attest to the backup sump pump but when I manually activated the backup pump it worked very well. My only issue was that the secondary float that triggers the backup pump was broke when it arrived. I called the number on the packaging and they overnighted the part at my expense. Had I been able to wait they would have shipped the part at their expense and it would have gotten to me within 2 or 3 business days.
Date published: 2017-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from it worked out of the box as advertised. No extra connectors, cables, etc needed. Fit easily in a ... it worked out of the box as advertised. No extra connectors, cables, etc needed. Fit easily in a 12" sump pit and no floats that can hang up on the edges of the pit (a problem I've had in the past). It started working right away. I was afraid that the 1/3hp was not strong enough, but each time it goes on, it only engages for about 10 seconds and the pumptank is empty. So its strong enough, I just hope it lasts. I also bought this smaller model because the DC backup pump runs longer on a single battery charge, as my main worry is a long power outage where I've had basement flooding in the past. Definitely recommend paying extra to buy the sealed maintenance free battery and happy watchdog now offers it. . BOTTOM LINE: Installing the unit gave me immediate piece-of-mind and so far so good, but only time will tell.
Date published: 2017-03-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from To good to be true Installed this unit inside a Basin 4 months ago and now that the melt is on it is running intermittently on the back up pump on day 2. The main pump is vibrating when it runs and seems to be going into over load protection forcing the back up to take over will be returning it unfortunately.
Date published: 2017-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Open box. Tighten two clamps and plug in to outlet.... Open box. Tighten two clamps and plug in to outlet. Throw out box.
Date published: 2017-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 5 Star Review Rating provided by a verified purchaser
Date published: 2017-04-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very nice unit and easy installation... Very nice unit and easy installation
Date published: 2017-02-23
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