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RIDGID 1/2 HP Submersible Sump Pump with Vertical Float Switch
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RIDGID

1/2 HP Submersible Sump Pump with Vertical Float Switch

$187.00 /each

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The RIDGID 1/2 HP Submersible Sump Pump pumps at 4,920GPH at 0 ft. of lift or 3,840GPH at 10 ft. of lift. It has a high performance energy efficient motre that lengthens the life of the switch and the electrical components.

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  • Pumps up to 4,920 GPH 0 ft.
  • Float guard protects float operation from debris
  • Upper and lower sealed ball bearings sealed in a bath of oil for quiet performance and long life
  • Carbon/ceramic shaft seal for smooth operation and long life
  • Unique top suction design reduces clogging and prevents air lock conditions
  • Inlet allows the passing 1/2 in. solids
  • Vertical float switch for proven performance
  • 1-1/2 in. NPT discharge for easy installation and compliance to building codes
  • 11 in. diameter sump basin minimum
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Does it have a built in float switch

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November 15, 2012
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Coventry, CT, USA
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April 4, 2014
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On the product website it states "Vertical float switch for proven performance"
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Grand Blanc, MI 48439, USA
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September 24, 2013
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The float is built into the mechanism, but it hangs off the side so that you can see it (make sure it isnt blocked) and also manually lift it to ensure that the sump pump is still working.
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June 3, 2013
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Yes, there is a built-in float switch. Beware that quite a few customers have had failures with it.
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Littleton, MA
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May 26, 2013
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Yes, and the float switch is adjustable.
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Birmingham, MI, USA
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February 2, 2013
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Yes but the switch has a high failure rate and the replacement part is over $40 with shipping
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January 21, 2013
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Yes, switch is built in the top of the unity
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November 20, 2012
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yes
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November 15, 2012
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The switch is within the top cover kit – it is activated by the external float.
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? warantee.

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September 25, 2012
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Batavia, IL, USA
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June 3, 2014
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These pumps have a 3 year warranty policy.
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Coventry, CT, USA
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April 4, 2014
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It is posted right on the WebSite for this product - 3 year limited warranty
http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/pdfImages/eb/eb2859e7-8c24-4739-8df0-62e1972c9c41.pdf
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3-year warranty...used to be Lifetime...beware!
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Birmingham, MI, USA
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February 2, 2013
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It has a warranty but the owners manual states that you have to replace the float and switch every 2 years and the stator every five. Failure to do so voids the warranty.
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September 26, 2012
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It has a 3 year warranty. They recommend you change the switch after 1 1/2 years of use.
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Does Home Depot install sump pumps?

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September 23, 2012
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Batavia, IL, USA
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Home depot has independent contractors that work for them. If you ask a Home Depot rep for help, they'll guide you to a list of contractors you can work with.
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I did not see anything where they specifically talk about Sump Pump installation; I would advise you go to their Home Services page and contact them via email or phone:
http://www.homedepot.com/c/Home_Services
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Not sure. My assumption is that they do work with contractors that can perform this work. If you already have a water catching basin installed in the floor, installation is very simple. Place the pump on top of a level patio paver at the bottom of the basin. Install a 1-1/4" flex tube or PVC pipe, and run it to the outside. Ideally you want the pipe to run underground and for it to drain 25-feet or more Read More
Not sure. My assumption is that they do work with contractors that can perform this work. If you already have a water catching basin installed in the floor, installation is very simple. Place the pump on top of a level patio paver at the bottom of the basin. Install a 1-1/4" flex tube or PVC pipe, and run it to the outside. Ideally you want the pipe to run underground and for it to drain 25-feet or more away from the house to prevent the groundwater from coming back into the basement. Be sure to dedicate a breaker in your panel and install a GFCI for the sump. Read Less
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No you will have to get an authorized plumber to install the sump pump.
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Which is the best back up system for this pump ?

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Depends on how much room you have in your sump pump basin - I am looking a a couple of models from Basement Watchdog. If you have a generator on your home for power outages and you only need intermittent battery back up support until you can hook up the generator then you may not need as robust a system. Cost will vary depending on the features, pumping capacity and potential length of time needed for Read More
Depends on how much room you have in your sump pump basin - I am looking a a couple of models from Basement Watchdog. If you have a generator on your home for power outages and you only need intermittent battery back up support until you can hook up the generator then you may not need as robust a system. Cost will vary depending on the features, pumping capacity and potential length of time needed for battery backup. Read Less
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Zoeller M98 pump
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This is a well-made pump, which will provide many years of service under normal circumstances, but it lacks a battery backup, so if you happen to lose power during a heavy rain storm, your basement can flood. As a backup to this sump pump, I'd recommend the Watchdog 1/3 hp battery back up system, or as an alternative, the Wayne 1/2 hp w/ battery backup, depending on your budget.
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Customer Reviews

Rated 3.0 out of 5 by 155 reviewers.
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great Product slightly over priced Selection limited due to local flooding. Paid slightly more than average. Product works great and would buy again. January 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Pump This new pump replaced a Ridgid 1/2 HP Submersible Sump Pump that has been working at least 8 years in my basement. Good value for the money. April 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Totally worth it! I came home from vacation to find the drains in my basement had a little bit of water coming up from them because my old sump pump was trying to kick on, but couldn't. Picked this up and installed it within an hour. A couple weeks later, the Detroit area was hit with the really heavy rainfall that flooded our expressways. Because I got out of work late and the roads were all flooded I couldn't even get home to check on my house. I feared that my basement had flooded like everybody I knew in the area. Next morning, I come home and find my basement bone dry. I was literally the ONLY house on the block that did not flood! While other sumps couldn't pump the water out fast enough, this one kept my basement floor bone dry! As a result, this little guy paid for itself ten fold! Since my sump is in a sealed pit, it's a little hard to take a picture of it in action so I included a picture of my basement floor, bone dry, the day after the massive flooding. I took a picture of it because I can't express to you how happy I was to see it. Great purchase! September 2, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Rusty bolts, now does not work Like others mine lasted 5.5 years until a bolt rusted and down it went? Good thing mine was with the life time replacement, they are sending out a new one. After this one goes, then I am. on my own after 3 years. They changed the warenty to 3 yrs as most probably last around that long getting them off the hook. August 8, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by This pump has worked great for me :) I have had this pump for about 3 years. It has worked great for me. I just installed a flood sensor in my sump pit in case the power goes out, or the pump breaks. Then I decided to go onto Home Depot's website to buy another one of these pumps to have as a backup and seen all of these bad reviews :( I called Ridgid and asked them what is going on with these pumps. The guy was real professional and nice to deal with. He explained to me the reason why so many people have had the switch go out is because they did not install a check valve, or waited to long to change out the switch like it says to do in the manual (every 2 years). I took the time to install mine right in stead of using the geturdone method most people seem to be using these days. I plan on buying another one of these pumps for backup, despite all of the bad reviews because in my experience Ridgid makes quality products and they stand behind them ;) September 29, 2011
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Rusty components I had this pump for about 3.5 years. The pump worked great until the guide wire for the floater rusted out after less than a year and allowed the floater to get stuck causing a flooded basement. I replaced the wire with one I made using a rust resistant material from a local hardware store. That worked well but then the long screws that hold the pump together rusted out and the top part of the pump separated destroying it and resulting in another flooded basement. The pump works well but it's puzzling why a submersible pump would have critical components made out of rust susceptible materials. Rust resistant screws and wire can't possibly be that much more expensive to use. March 27, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Rusting Sump Pump Parts - seriously? The Rigid SP-500 worked for 3 yrs before the bolts that secured the base to the top eroded. This caused the pump to run continuously, not able to create suction to remove water. Timing of the failure during hurricane Sandy made for anxious days until it could be replaced. November 10, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Motor got so hot water boiled This sump pump appears to be well built but failed in less than 3 years. I'm not sure what failed but the motor got so hot that it was boiling the water in the basin. At first I noticed the smell and than I noticed the steam coming out of the cover. There should be some fail self to prevent this from happening. I'm not sure what would have happened if I hadn't noticed. February 26, 2016
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