Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 23
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by wp2012 This sewage pump is very quiet and easy to install
I added a "full" basement bathroom and searched for a reliable sewage pump. I wanted a pump that would not rust, run quiet, reliable, and easy to install. I found all of these features in this Flotec sewage pump. It is entirely made of 304 stainless steel - no rust. It has a 3/4 hp motor and is very quiet running. My research of customer reviews indicate that it has been very reliable. And lastly, due to the more upright design, there is more room inside the basin to place the pump exactly where you want to eliminate any float switch interferences. As a bonus the entire pump assembly is much lighter than the traditional very heavy cast iron pumps. Yes, it is made in Italy .....and they are well aware of the importance of a reliable efficient pump since most homes have basements below the water level table!
January 9, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by brithor52 Pump is a champ
The pump itself is fabulous. It is used in an outdoor sump to pump storm water over a berm. I bought it for the high volume and low power requirements. The only criticism I have is with the float switch. Mine got water in the float which rusted the switch spring which then broke and left the pump running continuously for how long, I do not know. But it still works. I bought a $34 float switch from a local pump supply house and everything now works fine again. I recommend a coating of silicone around the area where the wire goes into the float housing. There seems to be a gap there. The replacement float clearly has some sort of sealant in that area.
March 19, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Micah stainless construction with LIFETIME WARRANTY
dont waste your time or money paying a sewage company to install your sewage pump with a cheap peace of junk that will need replcement in 5 years. These pumps are discontinued so buy one while supplies last. It is very quiet, has a Lifetime Warranty, and only took about 45 min to remove the old and install, and that's because I had to go buy the new PVC. It looked so nice I hated to see it go into my septic tank to never be seen again.
October 18, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by semperdistrictus Great pump
Just be very sure to verify wiring during install. It has two plugs that must be plugged in the way it comes. If you have to cut the plugs off to run the cable through protective conduit to the power source (for outside lift stations), make sure you ohm out the connections. The cord to the float controls power to the motor. If you wire both plugs into power, the pump will run continuously. If you install these for a living, you already know that. If you are a do-it-yourselfer like me, this is likely handy information. Also, make sure you get a 2" backflow valve. My local hardware store didn't carry anything bigger than a 1.5" valve, so I had to make a second trip to the "big box" hardware store. If I had it to do all over again, I'd still go with this pump, but would have got all the parts I needed in one trip, and it would have taken half the time to install. Again, great pump.
December 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HandyWoman1010 nice, quiet fast pump
This is a really nice pump, it's also lightweight. I had 2 cast iron Wayne pumps fail (within 2 months of purchase), and a lil Giant- which lasted longer (2 years). I wanted a pump that would be easy for an install in an outdoor pit that measures apprximately 3ft by 18 inches, tight space.I also wanted something that had favorable reviews and will hopefully last a long time.
This pump installed nice and easy, It was also really lightweight as well which is a plus, especially if your a petite woman trying to save $$.
I did add a bead of silicone to the float just to avoid an issue that I read on another review.
After I had this pump installed I bypassed the float and pugged it in and was amazed that it was so quiet. It emptied the put in seconds. It's a pretty pump, made in Italy, and I hope it lasts for a few more years. It is used in a residential system to eject sewage to the street for a duplex.
I also added a weep hole to the pipe leading out of the pump to avoid vapor lock as per instructions. I did notice when removing the old pump there was a lot of vacuum in the pipe, which makes me wonder if previous pumps died due to vapor lock- those other pumps I did have installed by contractors, but got tired of throwing away $300-$1200 per installation.
June 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mlb4u2c This pump is great
If you want to get the job done like a pro, buy this unit. I went from a expensive Dayton 2hp 1 year warr. on a 2000 foot run 2 elbow 2 inch pipe run for $2000 dollars to this $400 and i love it. commercial usage in a recycle plant. I hope this helps, it all plug and play idiot proof 5 min install. great. Michael
October 18, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jason59102 sewage pump works
The pump is lightweight and moves alot of water. It says do not connect anything smaller than 2" pipe to it but my pipe is only 1 1/2" for the first 35' of my drain field. I have not had any problems so far I like the fact that it is also stainless but it is a pricey pump Hopefully it lasts.
November 15, 2010
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by challenger451 Very good unit
The pump was able to pump out leaves and debris that had accumulated on the bottom without a problem. It never got clogged up and it pumped out faster than my pool pump. Because it is stainless steel it looks and feels quality. Yes, I would recommend this pump to someone needing to pump solids. My old pump got plugged up on the solid stuff.
July 31, 2012