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Flotec

Model # FP18-15BD

Internet # 100206920

Sump Pump Replacement Submersible Float Switch

$30.10 /each

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Model # FP18-15BD

Internet # 100206920

Store SO SKU # 1000292955

Featuring a piggyback design, the Flotec Sump Pump Replacement Submersible Float Switch can be used to quickly replace a failed tethered switch on your submersible sump pump. This float switch also can be used to replace a vertical switch in a basin with a diameter of at least 14 in. This float switch is corrosion resistant.

  • Replaces a failed tethered switch
  • Can replace a vertical switch in a basin with a diameter of at least 14 in.
  • For submersible drainers
  • Piggyback design
  • Corrosion resistant

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Dimensions
Product Depth (in.) 
3.25 
Product Height (in.) 
7.5 
Product Width (in.) 
5.5 
Details
Brand compatibility 
Flotec, Parts2O 
Product Weight (lb.) 
1.25 lb 
Returnable 
90-Day 
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty 
90 Days 

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Can I use this with a 3/4 hp pump?

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Hello microangelo, I’m Chris from the Home Depot’s how-to Community. Thank you for your question.
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If your current sump pump has 2 power cords, then you can attach this switch to the pump top and not use the cord from your current switch. All is well.
If your pump has only one cord, that means that your existing float switch has its electrical contact inside the top of the pump housing and Read More
Hello microangelo, I’m Chris from the Home Depot’s how-to Community. Thank you for your question.
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If your current sump pump has 2 power cords, then you can attach this switch to the pump top and not use the cord from your current switch. All is well.
If your pump has only one cord, that means that your existing float switch has its electrical contact inside the top of the pump housing and cannot be bypassed. In that case this switch will not work for you.
I hope this helps,
Chris.
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is there mercury or a mercury compound in these floats ?

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No, they all use ball switches now.
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How long is the cord? This is important information in many applications

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I would estimate the length at about 5' - 6'
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What is the highest liquid temp this can be used?

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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 28 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by So Far, So Good :) This is a great replacement Float Switch for my sump pump. Old one gave out after only 2 years. Direct replacement, straight forward installation in less than 5 minutes using only a #2 Phillips Screwdriver. February 11, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Good product putting a finishing touch on a complete remodel This was a final purchase on a long list of materials used to do a complete remodel on a house built in 1935. Works great, we had 12 inches of rain in 2 weeks to try it out. Everything is nice and dry thanks to this float switch. June 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great purchase! My old float went out 8/14/15, went to homedepot down the street picked up new float removed the old one put new one on 45 mins later mama washing and bathroom in basement is in operation mode.... August 16, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Simple repair Like most people replacing one of these switches, I heard the sound of water running out of my waste water crock and thought I was in for a service call from a plumber and $$$$. I talked to a handyman I know and he said if there are two plugs connected to the pump and they are piggybacked together, to disconnect them and plug the one that was furthest away from the outlet, directly into the outlet. Basically taking the plug that was originally in the outlet out of the equation. Since the plug that was in the outlet originally is the plug for the float switch, if your pump runs when plugged into the outlet, it's an indication that your float switch has either gone bad or is hung up on something. Mine turned out to be bad. I took the top off my crock and hosed off the pump and float switch. To replace the float switch, it was as simple at loosening one screw and removing the old one. Then measure the distance from the float to the mounting bracket. Attach the new mounting bracket to the new float switch at the same distance. Screw the new bracket into the pump, plug the float switch into the wall, and plug the pump into the float switch plug. Run some water in your crock to test the new switch and viola, you're done. Really a simple and cheap repair. July 7, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Really good and long lasting We use this pump to control water level in a hydroponic garden so it works 24/7 cycling several times per hour and is very important to keep the system feeding our plants properly. We have tried several brands and this one seems to be the best we've seen. The price is reasonable and the pump switch works faultlessly. April 21, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Easy Fix for Sump Pump that Wouldn't Stop Pumping! I came home one evening and heard a very loud noise coming from the sump pump. It was continuing to pump with little water in the pit. My husband ,who is the handy one, was out of the country . It was raining, so I was envisioning a Saturday evening call to the plumber and $$$. My teenage son started googling. We determined it must be the sump pump switch because the float was moving up and down unobstructed yet it didn't turn off. I still didn't think I wanted to fix a "switch". That sounded like opening up the unit and doing something electrical. I came here to the Home Depot website and found this product that looks like the one we have. Thanks to others for the helpful reviews and to Home Depot for telling me which store had it in stock and exactly where in the store. I was in and out in 10 minutes. It is extremely easy to install. Ran the sump pump to remove the water in the pit. Unplugged it and cut the plastic tie that held the old float against the pump and removed it. Put the new float in the same position as the old and attached it with the plastic tie included in the kit. Plug the float into the outlet, then the sump pump into the float plug and watch to see that it works. Done. April 26, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by good stuff very easy to install, you can install this in 10 minutes February 10, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by It lasted for less than two year I purchase this product because I was very happy with anotherFlotec sump pump with built-in float. For my basement sump, I have a pump with a ball float since I moved in 8 eights ago. The pump never die but the float switch has been replaced once. Although the sumpt has a good 14" diameter, I need to be careful to tie the tether cable so the ball won't lay on the pump body to stop the pump at low water. On the other hand, I need to carefully lay other cables coming out of the pump so the ball worry tangle up with them to trigger the pump on. In any case, I am disappointed that it last less than two year. January 22, 2012
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