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Basement Watchdog

Model DFK961

Internet #202042662

Store SO SKU #1000948507

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

$264.45 /each

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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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what is the dimenions of the pump? H,W & length

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My catch basis is 11.5 inches in length by 7 inches wide by 18.5 inches deep. will the combo pum fit down in the box?
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10"L X 7.35"W X 17.75" H Pretty tight squeeze, but might make it. Since available only on line at Home Depot, suggest call supplier to verify it will fit and operate properly.
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The dimensions for this pumps are 8-3/4" x 10-3/4" x 17-3/4". For more information please view this link for dimensions of this pump http://basementwatchdog.com/Basement_Watchdog_Combination_Systems.php check out the specifications under the DFK961. You can also call us at 800.991.0466 ext 3 for tech support. We would love to help you out.
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What type and voltage of battery is required for backup? What mechanism is in place to keep the battery charged?

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Uses marine type wet cell battery. Recommend use of Basement Watchdog battery, designed to run the backup pump. Plug-in transformer and power cord provides continues trickle charge to keep battery charged.
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Our systems require 12 volt Deep Cycle standby batteries. Depending on which model Basement Watchdog system you have we recommend going with either the 6 hour battery (Model #24EP6) or the larger 7.5 hour battery (Model #30HDC140S). The owners manual for our products will state which battery is correct for your system.
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How do I choose a model when all that I know us horsepower?

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The best way to choose a sump pump system is to know the estimated gallons per hour of groundwater that enter your home at a time. All of our pumps are rated in gallons per hour (GPH) and have this information available directly on the labeling of each product. We would love to help you out if you are still in need of additional information. You can give us a call at 800-991-0466 extension 3 for Read More
The best way to choose a sump pump system is to know the estimated gallons per hour of groundwater that enter your home at a time. All of our pumps are rated in gallons per hour (GPH) and have this information available directly on the labeling of each product. We would love to help you out if you are still in need of additional information. You can give us a call at 800-991-0466 extension 3 for technical support and we will be able to assist you. We are available Monday through Friday 9 to 5 Central Standard Time. Read Less
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DO WE NEED AN EXTERNAL CHECK VALVE WITH THE PUMPS

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This is a great question. We do not recommend that you use an additional check valve with this system since it will decrease the pumping power significantly and may even prevent the pump from functioning. This system comes pre assembled with a check valve and does not need another . We are the manufacturer of the Basement Watchdog products and are happy to help if you have any additional questions you Read More
This is a great question. We do not recommend that you use an additional check valve with this system since it will decrease the pumping power significantly and may even prevent the pump from functioning. This system comes pre assembled with a check valve and does not need another . We are the manufacturer of the Basement Watchdog products and are happy to help if you have any additional questions you can contact us by calling 800-991-0466 extension 3 for technical support. You can reach us Monday through Friday Central Standard Time. Read Less
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Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 25 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Basement watchdog Very good product! Fast shipping ..product was as it was described in the advertisement. Works great ...good quality ..no issues August 30, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Works well and quietly Instructions were clear and to the point. Installation was straightforward and simple. This replaced a pedestal sump pump, and is so much quieter. It's been running like a champ for a month. We lost power once in that time, and the backup pump worked as expected. I have two minor issues with this pump: 1) the vent hole on the backup pump outlet pipe sprays water out of the pit when it runs. As we couldn't find a battery box for the battery locally, this means that until I made a cover for the pit that the battery was in danger of getting wet when the backup pump ran. Not good. 2) The plug for the main pump, which is labeled "Dual Float Controller", is 3.75" by 3.25". It so wide and tall that if I plugged it directly into an outlet that nothing else would be able to be plugged in beside or above it. I currently have it on a small shelf next to the outlet with a 1 foot extension cord plugging it in to the outlet so that we can also plug the battery charger into the same outlet block. Eventually I hope to get a 6 foot cord and rig up something a little nicer for it. August 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Emergency Backup Sump Pump System Easy to install. This was our second one in four years, so we took the old one out, inserted the discharge line plugged it and away we went. August 2, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 1/3 hp combo sump pump with 12 volt back up the unit installed very quickly and easily. its all plastic but when dealing with water its probably the best option. directions were basic and could have been better but it was easy to figure it out. since I have a steady flow of water coming in I needed some peace of mind that if I wasn't home and the power went out that my basement would not flood and this appears to fit the bill. I would recommend this product. May 10, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Installation of 1/3 combination sump pump The pump was relatively easy to install because the back-up pump was already assembled to the primary pump. It appears to be a quality product, although it hasn't been installed long enough to make that determination. I ordered their new maintenance free battery, and it was difficult to get the fluid sensor to stay on the positive battery terminal as I tightened down the nut on the terminal. April 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Product for Tight Fit Needed battery backup for very tight fit into existing enclosed sump pump space. Because of minimal space to maneuver, this compact pump was the only known product that could be retrofitted into the space and to marry up with existing PVC piping arrangement. Works like a champ, although not yet had occasion for actual power outage use. And a very good price point to boot. January 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great buy! Well worth the money . This thing is quiet! No knocking sound when it stops either. It's like it's not there. January 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Hurricane Sandy Bought it about a year ago and haven't needed it. Then hurricane Sandy hit us in New Jersey. I wasn't sure how the system was going to work once the power went out. I was worried to got to sleep because I wasn't sure how it was going to work. I checked it every half hour because my basement floods real quick. After awhile I fell asleep and woke up the next morning and it worked great, not a drop of water in the basement. Once I hooked up the generator I was able to power the pump with electric. Bit it is one of the best investments I made. It really relieved a lot of stress. If you are thinking about buying one, don't hesitate go and get it! October 31, 2012
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