Model # TP-500K

Internet #100661340

null Pro Transfer 1/2 HP Utility Pump

Pro Transfer 1/2 HP Utility Pump

  • RIDGID 1/2 HP 115-Volt powerful cast iron, transfer water pump
  • Generates up to 50 psi at outlet hose; Max. flow rate is 1450 GPH
  • Removing water from flooded basements, draining hot water heaters
$10800 /each
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Product Overview

RIDGID's 1/2 HP 115-Volt powerful cast iron, transfer water pump can pump water out of flooded basements, stock tanks, or boats with ease. It can also increase line pressure by up to 50 psi to water lawns and gardens, and can even be used to wash cars and sidewalks. The included suction strainer filters debris and the 3/4 in. brass hose connections resist stripping while easily connecting to garden hoses.

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  • Generates up to 50 psi at outlet hose; generates up to 15 ft. of suction lift at inlet hose
  • Rugged, cast iron pump and motor housing
  • Non-submersible
  • 1/2 HP; max. flow rate is 1450 GPH; 1270 GPH at 15 ft. of suction lift
  • 3/4 in. garden hose adapters at inlet and discharge
  • Removing water from flooded basements, draining hot water heaters, flushing water lines, charging polyglycol radiant heating lines
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Maximum Pumping Height (ft.)
Product Depth (in.)
Product Height (in.)
Product Width (in.)
15 in


Corrosion Resistant
Float Switch
Hardware Included
Housing Material
Inlet Connection
Threaded female
Maximum Working Temperature (F)
Minimum working temperature (F)
Power Type
Product Weight (lb.)
Run-Dry Capable

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
1-UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
3 Year Limited Warranty

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Customer Questions & Answers

Can the pump be used to extract water from a water barrel to water a garden

I am looking to extract water from the water barrel by connecting the pump to the barrel using PVC pipe, then use the garden hose with a rain sprinkler end.
Asked by: Gardenfly
Short answer is YES. To get around the problem of dead-heading, I used a splitter so that some of the water is always recirculated back to the rain barrel. This thing puts out plenty of water, so the recirculation flow does not really affect the pressure.
Answered by: Jimbo123
Date published: 2016-02-05

The description says it is self priming but the specifications say "No" next to the Self Priming line. ?? Does this pump come with a cord and plug you

can use house electricity with?
Asked by: Anonymous
You must prime this pump. It comes with a cord set ready to plug in!
Answered by: jerzeedivr
Date published: 2016-04-10

Does it turn off by itself after all the water had been drained?

What is the on off mechanism?
Asked by: Charlene
No. It will continue to run as long as it is plugged in. Do NOT let it continue to run without water in the pump as it is likely to burn out the pump.
Answered by: Roofcleaner
Date published: 2016-05-04

What is the diameter of inlet and outlet connections?

Asked by: sidhartha
Inlet and outlet diameters are 3/4", and the threaded male adapters are designed for a garden hose. You need a thick wall hose on the inlet otherwise the hose can collapse. Best to buy a short rubber 3/4" garden hose for the inlet side.
Answered by: Canada
Date published: 2015-09-20
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Customer Reviews

Pro Transfer 1/2 HP Utility Pump is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 62.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect rainwater niche pump My first impression of the pump is that I am very happy with it! I wanted to pump stored rainwater,and this does the job outstandingly. I can run two sprinklers with 125 ft. of hose with no problem. Even choked down a bit. It is quiet (reasonably) , and at 1/2 hp, it is not too bad with electrical power consumption. The priming plug needs thread tape and some tightening to keep it from dribbling. I would strongly recommend this for these applications.
Date published: 2014-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awesome worked as advertised.... installed a ball valve for priming port for easy application. simple, fast and easy. what more could you want from moving water? Obtained a clear braided pvc hose as the intake hose to be able to see water moving and any potential debris issues. great piece of equipment.
Date published: 2012-07-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good valve pump Pros: the pump does what it says it would do. I use it to empty IBCs of recycled water from the treatment plant onto my yard, and it will empty the 275 gallons through 100 feet of 3/4" discharge hose and a sprinkler head In 35 to 40 minutes with -3' elevation.. Sorry, I have no idea of the discharge pressure at these conditions, but 9 gal/min is an impressive sprinkler flow. . I use 2' of 3/4" of cheap garden hose for suction, but recommend you hard pipe your application, as this pump will collapse that hose at times. I have also used about 3' of 3/4" suction hose to empty 55 gal trash, up 3 or 4 feet through 50' of 3/4", which it does in less than a minute. I have also deadheaded it, and run it dry (NOT recommended), with no apparent damage. It functions faster if you prime it per instructions, but it will develop at least 2 to 3' of npsh Under the right circumstances. Cons: it's almost as loud as a hedge trimmer, and at the claimed 60 PSI discharge flow rate is pretty low (at 3-4' NPSH). My wife doesn't like how heavy it is; I don't find this a problem. However, it's cast, so don't drop it. Also, it is NOT submersible, so you have to keep it dry.
Date published: 2015-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rain Barrel application We bought this pump when my 1/10 hp pump no longer supplied the pressure that we needed for my wife's container garden. The 1/2 hp gets the job done. I put a recirculation line on the pump discharge back to the rain barrel to make sure that it did not dead-head. I used PVC pipe for the suction line to prevent suction line collapse. The whole setup runs on an outdoor timer that I bought at Home Depot for around $15. (If you run on a timer, you may need a solenoid valve on the discharge to keep it from siphoning all the water from the barrel.) Also, make sure you don't run it dry.
Date published: 2015-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent time saver This pump drains a 50 gallon water heater in under 8 minutes. I have used other pumps and this one by far is the best I have used.
Date published: 2011-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The pump did exactly what I bought it for This pump performed as advertised. I have two 55 gallon buried gray water tanks that roof runoff drains into. I live in an arid area so water is precious. I now pump out the otherwise wasted water to water dry areas of the yard. This pump delivered water uphill through a two hundred foot hose to a PVC plenum I made to distribute the water without pooling. Priming is a snap. Hose pressure more than I expected.
Date published: 2014-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome pump I used it to pump out a water heater. The pump was done in about 10 minutes. My brother had a flood in his basement and this pump helped remove all the water. This pump did the job without any problems.
Date published: 2014-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Recommended Better than expected. Has it's own storage box with handle like a mini tool box. Worked better than anticipated for the money. Drained a 29,000 gallon pool in 2.5 days.
Date published: 2016-04-19
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