Rated 3.8 out of 5Â by 55
Rated 5 out of 5Â by MarcP Easy to install. Very silent operation.
There's nothing glamorous about changing a sump pump. We bought this house which came with one, but nobody knew how old the pump was so I decided to replace it just to be sure. I also bought the Flotec battery backup pump to go with it.
It is very easy to install if you're okay with playing with ABS piping (which is nothing magical). It is much quieter than the previous pump. Make sure to read the instructions and drill the 1/8" hole in the pipe as instructed. And with the secondary battery backup pump, I can sleep better at night knowing that a failure of the primary won't flood my basement and give me time to react.
May 1, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Coffee369 It's fine, until it stops working
I bought this sump pump about 2 years ago. It was fine, until it stopped working. Motor runs, but it doesn't pump any water. And yes, before anyone asks, the pipe isn't blocked. If I spend close to $200.00 for a pump that doesn't run often, I expect it to last longer.
November 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by JTBldrCO Upgraded to Flotec 1/2 HP
In 2010, I put in a 1/3 hp Flotec (replacing what appeared to be a 20-yr old relic which I heard fire up that week after 5 yrs in this house). Although the Flotec 1/3 horse has run flawlessly since then, the Colorado Floods of 2013 overwhelmed that model and earlier this week left me assisting it all night to avoid overflow (which I did avoid!). HD freighted in 1500 new pumps Friday and I got one of these 1/2 hp Flotec pumps to attempt to get ahead of the still fierce groundwater in-flow. It did the trick - its 50% higher outflow rating got me ahead of the continuing rains and groundwater in-flow. The old pump still works and stands by as a backup, but I would never again recommend the 1/3 hp for a primary - get the 1/2 hp and get some sleep.
September 16, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5Â by John Plan ahead buy a sump pump from a supply house
I have installed two of these pumps in a 3 year period. I have done so because i have had no choice. Both times I purchased this pump it has been on a Sunday when the professional plumbing supply houses are closed. These pumps do not have stainless hardware. The traditional steel hardware of this pump is not corrosion resistant and fails after a few years of service. Other professional series pumps use stainless hardware. These professional pumps range from $200 to $400. The service life on professional pumps is well over 10 years in a typical installation.
Something nice: This pump "gets you were you need to be" in an emergency. My basement has not flooded "TWICE" because this pumps functions well.
May 2, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5Â by RCSFSD Terrible Float Design
I bought this in a pinch (much like everyone does) because we were having record rainfalls. After going to multiple stores with almost all sump pumps sold out at the time, Home Depot had a large amount of these, the 1/3 HP Flotec, and the Ridgid pedestal pumps. The staff was extremely helpfulâthey had a few guys at the sump pumps helping people out. I opted for this pump and it was a mistake. After I got it home I looked at the float and thought that he water would have to be really high for this to work properly. I hooked it up and tried it out and I was correct. The water had to be almost 15 inches for the pump to turn on, which for me didnât work too well. The bottom of my drain tile coming into the pit is at about 12 inches. So basically my drain tile would have to be almost completely filled up before the pump would start. I tried to adjust the tether by sliding it in and out of its holder but that didnât make enough of a difference. I tried taping some blocks of wood around the float to make it float higher and that didnât really work great either. Another thing I found wrong with the float is that it is unprotected. If your drain tile comes into your pit more than a few inches, cut it off or else risk the float getting caught underneath and not triggering the pump. But if you have a deep sump basin (20â or so below where your drain tile comes in, this pump would work great for you. Iâm planning on taking mine back.
June 17, 2014