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 Sd12 Quality piece of equipment
Everything was straight forward and simple. Installed in my system easily, works great.
February 25, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by hawk well worth the money, so far
Very easy to install with 18 x 30 tank. The instruction from the manufacture were poor and did not give any information about the height of water for the pump to kick on and off. I emailed them and they responded with in 24 hours. Overall, it seems to be working fine.
February 27, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Mike Run for about 2 months, and then quit working
We installed the pump with no issues, and it worked for about 2 months. We had to take it out and replaced it with another different kind of pump.
January 8, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by None not happy
Float switch quit working after about a week keeping the pump from turning on and tank overflowed. Wasn't happy having to spend another $60 on a separate float switch and was especially not happy having to dig my septic back up to install,not my favorite thing to do. The pump seems to be running fine now but as much as that pump cost you would think it would have a good quality float switch.
August 13, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DIYer Exactly as described and more
This product was exactly as described. I read all the reviews and decided to take the plunge and install this one in a basement bathroom. Part of a basement finishing project. Time will tell if it performs to spec's. To be honest with you, Lowes staff were. It helpful and their selection was low end models. So I went to Home Depot and the staff was very helpful and their product selection was a lot better even though I had to order this from their on-line store.
March 18, 2014
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