Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 38
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Dan works good but did not last
I used this to remove the water from several sprinkler valve boxes that needed new sprinkler valves. It worked great for that but after a few times the hose broke off the pump at the top where it is connected, it looks like it broke off on the hose area that was clamped on to hold it during the assembly process. I don’t see any way to fix it or attach another hose so now it is worthless.
May 17, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by haygood Worked well enough. Hose fits inside a 1-1/2" pipe nicely enough
If it were a little more efficient I'd give it a couple more stars. Of the quart of water it sucks up with each stroke, it dumps what looks like several ounces back in. It also leaks just enough around the top of it (where the plunger goes into the top) that it gets your hands and potentially shoes and floor wet. Stopping that little leak would make using it a lot less annoying.
Other than those niggles, it does its job well. It beat using a bucket to empty a trench again, but maybe because I'm tired of the bucket drill after each rain. That just means I got to stand up a little straighter and wear out my arms with the pump instead of stressing my back and knees to bend over using the bucket. Time-wise it was probably about the same as the one gallon jug/bucket. The bucket is cheaper and doesn't mind leaves and dirt. The Pump A Way definitely doesn't like dirt, but it will move dirty water. You can feel it getting harder to pull and hear a scraping sound when you get too much dirt in the water. I'll be interested to see how long it lasts.
I was able to move the water about 20 feet by putting the pump's hose inside a 1-1/2" pipe. I had the lowest rung of a stepladder hold that end of the pipe up so the water would flow down. It isn't a water-tight seal or anything, but enough to handle the flow from the pump if the pipe has a couple inches per foot of slope on it.
I surely wouldn't mess with anything smaller than this, would consider a small electric pump that would get things done eventually without me, or you could just cut up a gallon jug and not worry too much about any of it.
April 28, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by PhenomenalGore Messy, but gets the job done.
It's more handy than my shopvac, but it tends to leak around the handle. I would definitely recommend it, just be sure to keep some shop towels on hand for the small amount of water that will leak out while pumping.
May 3, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Mnmagnolia Recommended but with hesitation and cavea
I bought this pump because I catch rainwater during the summer for my plants and it seemed like a good item to pump that water out of the barrel and into a watering can. Happened to have a need in the house and got it out to use. It worked fine the first couple of times and then it started shooting water back out at me from the bottom of the siphon. Oh! what a mess. Thought maybe it was plugged, took the end piece off, looked fine, tapped it lightly on sink to see if something would dislodge and a piece of the pump came falling out of it. Cannot see where it should be replaced. Will need to return. Others on this message board seem to love this tool so will return and try another one. It worked great until it stopped working. I recommend this but with hesitation, make sure you keep your receipt for a return. Maybe I got the "lemon", there always seems to be at least one, but the idea works great so we'll try again. I would submit a photo or video, but do not want to clean up another mess especially when it sprays all over me.
April 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tschiller Works great
Easy enough for my wife to use. Would recommend to others. Little pricey.
April 12, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Bubsco Weak handle/plunger
A couple of pulls and pushes and the handle mechanism bent in half.
April 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Coopsmom Solves problems!
Picked up this hand pump and a piece of flexible piping to move water from one location to the next. Easy to pump and moves the amount of water it promises. Now we can empty our fountain easily.
March 1, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by WaywardBoy Just what I needed
Had a window well fill over the window in the last heavy rain. It was slowly leaking into our basement and got the carpet wet. Pumped out over 10 buckets of water. Got smart and covered the well.
February 10, 2016