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Model TP-500K

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Pro Transfer 1/2 HP Utility Pump

$108.00 /each
  • 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

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

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July 2, 2014
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.
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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.
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December 30, 2014
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The pump should work well for your application. The outlet pressure at around 50 psi can be higher than your normal house water pressure.
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December 28, 2014
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YES!
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July 3, 2014
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Thank you for your interest in RIDGID!
Yes, the pump will work in this application, but the unit can’t be dead headed.
Regards,
RIDGID
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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

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Coach 1949
Belleair Bluffs, Florida
February 18, 2013
can use house electricity with?
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December 28, 2014
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You must prime this pump. It comes with a cord set ready to plug in!
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Bend, Oregon
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March 5, 2014
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It isn't exactly SELF priming, but it's super easy to prime. I tossed the priming 3/4" plug that is supplied and added instead a 3/4" nipple and to that added a water shut off valve. I just pour a little water in the open valve and when it's full close the valve. That way I don't need a wrench to tighten the prime plug each time. I wish it had an on/off switch in the cord. No biggie. I made one with GFI Read More
It isn't exactly SELF priming, but it's super easy to prime. I tossed the priming 3/4" plug that is supplied and added instead a 3/4" nipple and to that added a water shut off valve. I just pour a little water in the open valve and when it's full close the valve. That way I don't need a wrench to tighten the prime plug each time. I wish it had an on/off switch in the cord. No biggie. I made one with GFI protection. works great. Read Less
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January 16, 2014
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The pump needs to be primed. On the top of the pump is a small plug that needs to be removed. Add a bit of water and then close the plug. The pump comes with a cord and plug.
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February 21, 2013
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Hi Coach 1949,
Our web site product description is incorrect. This pump is not self-priming. It does have an 8 foot cord and operates on 120volts ac.
This information is from the Ridgid web site.
Mike,
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Does it turn off by itself after all the water had been drained?

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September 21, 2015
What is the on off mechanism?
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May 3, 2016
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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.
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Rowlett, TX
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December 8, 2015
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No, in fact continued running dry will result in rapid seal deterioration and leakage.
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September 24, 2015
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No. I bought one first of the year to transfer water into my concession trailer. Some of my shows do not have water, so have to take my own. It don't take long to fill up a 30 gal. tote. It does the job but is all manual. It don't shut off on it's own at all. Good little pump!
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What is the diameter of inlet and outlet connections?

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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.
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December 28, 2014
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3/4"
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November 20, 2014
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Thank you for your interest in RIDGID!
The unit includes two (2) ¾” brass hose adapters.
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RIDGID
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Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 62 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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. August 2, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by PRO TRANSFER 1/2 HP UTILITY PUMP PRO TRANSFER 1/2 HP UTILITY PUMP WORKS WELL NICE DESIGN ALTHOUGH ITS A LITTLE LOUD. May 18, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by works as described I bought this to boost water pressure but have not used it for this purpose yet. I did use it to drain standing water from a yard. It worked fine. I like the three year warranty. May 3, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Use it for rainwater collection tanks I bought this pump to use with my rainwater storage tanks. I use it to water gardens with both by hand and using sprinkler. It works quite well, has enough pressure for use with 150 feet of hose. The carrying case is nice but wish it was molded to allow the couplings to be in place on the pump. April 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Purchase I researched booster pumps for my well supply to a lawn sprinkler. This one had the best explanation for boosting as well as drawing (from a pond for example). It works perfectly and the price and free delivery was just what I was looking for. May 10, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Rigid pump Works as advertised. Takes a 3/4 inch line which is hard to find. I had to fabricate one with fittings that cost half of what I paid for the pump. If you buy this, remember that it takes the better part of a minute for it to fully pull the water into the pump and start "working". April 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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. April 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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. July 7, 2014
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