Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 38
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Thomas So good I bought a second one.
I bought this pump to mount under the kitchen sink due to a hopelessly hard drain to sewer dilema. No more clogged drain lines or slow draining sink. It is quiet, is switched inteligently and the flow controllable. Out of fear of product design changes with this product (which would require re-plumbing) I bought a second one "for the shelf".
January 28, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Kentster Great pump for where you have no vent
I bought this pump because it does not require a p-trap or a vent. It works great except the drain is a little quirky. You adjust the flow with a ball valve and it requires a little fiddling. If you get too much flow the pump will "hunt" because it pumps too fast. Installation was a little more complicated with my sink because I had to cut a hole in the bottom shelf to allow the pump motor to clear it. Still the installation was fairly easy.
May 15, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Bruce This product leaves a lot to be desired
The pump doesn't pump unless you correctly adjust the in line shut-off valve. I'm using it on a cellar sink. I had to just about completely close the valve, it is now about 1/8 open, for it to pump without cycling on & off to pump. The closed valve reduces the speed of the amount pumped drastically. If I had it to do again I'd buy a model with a float on & off systm. This one at the end leaves water standing in the line connected to the sink and about 1/8" of water in the sink bottom. Not a good product. Actually returned and got a 2nd pump, because I thought something was wrong with the 1st one, but the 2nd one was the same. Not happy!
September 18, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Norman Lack of performance
The diaphragm switch senses the water only when approx. 2 in. of water in the sink.
The pump is only good up to 6 to 7ft, not 11.5 ft as indicated in the trouble shooting chart.
Max. discharge head is not mentionned in the specification when you buy this pump so watch that.
So, I have spent few days trying to get that pump running adequatly but without any success.
Also, specification from Flotec indicates a 1/3HP pump. Home Depot is a 1/4HP for the same model!
Is it the cause the pump not performing?
I gave up! I'll be looking for a more performing device.
August 26, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by WGBIIV Excellent pump
Used as a replacement pump in a wet bar in the basement. Quieter and more efficient than the pump it replaced, that had burnt out...
January 14, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by rvb01 Would not purchase this product again.
The pump makes a lot of noise. I had to re-install it in a different room to reduce the noise when it runs.
The check valve that is supplied with the pump is very flimsy/cheap. It broke before I was able to install it ( I think I dropped it on the floor).
The ball valve provided was difficult to adjust, so I purchased and installed a different ball valve which made adjusting the flow rate a lot easier.
However, it does meet the need for which I purchased it for.
July 22, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by jlar Fit for purpose
Great for wet bar where a gravity based drainage system has not been previously piped. Installs easily but you need to make sure you have enough clearance under the sink for the unit to hang under the drain. My wife selected an extra deep sink and a cabinet with a lower drawer so it was a tight fit. I had to place the pump in position and then install the drain in the sink to get it to fit. Install a screen in the drain so no debris gets down into the pump or it will fail.
I have recommended this unit to several people and all have been very satisfied
September 10, 2009
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Leflane4pasnonly Doesn't "sense" water, works on weight of water.
I bought this pump to attach to a hand sink downstairs behind my bar. I originally mounted the pump directly under the sink and soon found out that the pump would not come on due to the fact that the on and off "sensor", was pretty much a push button. When the water weighs enough, the weight of the water "pushes" the switch on. I had to run about 4ft of 1 1/2" pvc in between the sink and the pump for this "water sensor" to work properly. And also, make sure you install the ball valve after the pump because if not, the water pumps out so fast that it causes the water to surge hence causing the pump to turn off and on rapidly. Overall, the pump works like a charm now, but for anyone not as mechanically inclined and meticulous as i am, goodluck, you will need it.
January 30, 2010