Rated 3.4 out of 5 by 19
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by SnowBloJoe Failed within a year
Bought this to replace a working 1/3 pedestal pump. I liked it because it was quieter than the pedestal pump, and I heard that submersible pumps are more reliable due to them being submerged in the sump pit and cooled naturally by the water in it.
This pump failed and stopped working within a year, causing my finished basement to flood. I have now since replaced it with a different brand, better quality pump.
Don't cheap out on an item such as this. I've learned my lesson.
March 31, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Tony This pump does the job
I purchased this pump as a replacement in a Laundry Try System with the vertical switch assembly. Installation was simple; note, pump does not come with check valve. Pump is strong and quiet pumping out the 5 gallon container.
February 27, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Will First time replacing a sump pump -- and it only took 30 minutes.
A late December rain storm burned out my sump pump; which led to a long night of using my shop vac to pump out 10 gallons of water every 30 minutes. In between bailing out water, I looked up how to install a sump pump on YouTube. So by the time I got to the Depot at 6AM, I had my shopping list ready to go (PVC pipe, check valve, PVC cement, a Fernco flexible PVC coupling, and sump pump).
Thirty minutes after arriving home, I was good to go. The hardest part of the install was putting piecing together the vertical switch. I still need to research back up sump pumps, but for now, I am dry and happy.
December 28, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by jamiez Stopped working after 6 months
Recently purchased this sump pump to replace an older sump pump at the bottom of a stair well leading to outdoor access basement in Oakland Ca.
We get little rain and just wanted to prevent water build ups outside the basement access as it is a concrete access so water can easily puddle up . Product was easy to install and worked fine through the winter. Got some summer rain for 2 days and maybe collected about 8 inches of water in the drain where the pump was housed. Could hear motor running but not turning to spit out water. Pulled the unit to check for any clogging . Everything was clear but the motor just stopped pumping.
Unfortunately it looks like we cant place the receipt (our fault) so out of luck on this purchase.
June 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by grappers Super pleased!
I replaced an old pedastal style sump pump with this Flotec model. Assembly and installation was quick and it's about 75% quieter than my old pump. While you're replacing it, also replace the check valve and make sure you get the quiet type. HD didn't have the quiet type, had to get it at the other guys. I've only had it installed a few days so I can't say anything about life cycle but it seems well made. If there are any problems I'll repost!
January 5, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by johnny247 motor seized worked only 3 months
Pump froze and heated up got very hot and smoked then died never will buy a flotec again gonna look at diff companys and hopfully find a sub pump that not fonna die after 3 months
July 31, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mike One tough pump
I purchased this pump in 2002 or 2003 because my sump holes are 10" and can only use a vertical float unit. My house is by the Susquehanna River, in an area with a very high water table. When the river rises, we get a lot of water through the basement walls, into our drain system, and the sump holes. There are times when this pump has had to operate every ten seconds for extended periods. This pump worked flawlessly during a flood in 2006. September 2011, we've just gone through a flood where the river crested at its highest level ever and that little pump moved a tremendous amount of water out of our basement.
I've just ordered a replacement for this pump and for the backup (which never had to come on). After I replace this pump, I'm keeping it. After all the years of flawless performance, I can't bring myself to throw it away. One tough little pump!
September 10, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by bestdealPA does the job but noisy
we needed a sump pump replacement in a hurry so didn't do a lot of research on price, etc. Although we're basically happy with this one I find it makes an irritating high-pitched noise when operating. My old one made noise too, but this one is worse. It might just be I have to get used to it as I'm sure they all make different pitched sounds. Besides that, it was very easy to install and the price was not bad.
January 10, 2012