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Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MtnMan Great Little Utility Pump
Well built with no assembly needed other than screwing in the hose adapter. Manual is typical pages of warnings as to what NOT to do with it but little information regarding the oil inside or warnings to NOT unknowingly drain it, thinking its water that leaked in to slosh around after its first use.
The drain/fill plug is a simple push in rubber stopper that is easy to remove and is not marked with warnings like everything else. Wayne customer support was very helpful in providing information and selling me a pint of replacement "dielectric oil" for me to correct my mistake.
Overall its a great little portable pump that is ideal for quickly draining outdoor hot tubs!
June 21, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by ajlivin Not For Flat Roofs - Missing Spec in Product Overview
I bought this pump to drain the water that continues to pool on my flat roof; however, what I didn't know until reading the instruction manual is that it has to be sitting in 2-5/8" water before it will prime and start pumping water. For a roof, that's a lot. And of course it doesn't mention this in the Product Overview. And when I did get it to start, it didn't pump down to 1/8" like it claims. This could be because roof asphalt is not a completely smooth surface. It may work fine on a concrete basement floor or hot tub, but for a roof...it's no good. Hopefully this review will prevent you from making the same mistake I made.
January 13, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by MIKE Don't buy one..
I had a rise of 18 inches from pump to ground level and a discharge hose of 100 feet.. And yet the end had very little flow..There is no way this pump will do the galons it says in the manual..DON'T BUY ONE..
March 29, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ardvark Reliable pump
I have had this pump for about 20 years.
I have used it to empty a swimming pool, pump grey water to water plants.
I currently use it to pump water out of multiple rain barrels to water plants.
It has been very reliable.
February 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Anotherspaowner 1/4 HP submersible pump
Pumped 290 gallons in under 30 minutes, we love it.
February 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Val Excellent Product!
This pump worked beautifully! We drained our pool and had it in 5ft of water and ran it almost constantly for 4 days, only turning it off at bedtime. It never failed us. And the price is definitly right!!! Very easy for a lay person to handle.
December 15, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by OldNSlow Excellent product!
We purchased this pump to complete a recirculating system for our home brewing set up. Semi submerged in a cooler of ice and water, it pumps like a champ. No problems whatsoever with it, and it is sitting in ice cold water. This pump probably saves us, here in drought land - Southern California, 50 gallons of water per batch we brew. That water bill savings pays for itself.
December 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by blessedThang Great choice to move water
I wanted to move rain water into our garden storage tank. The Wayne 1/4 HP emptied a 50 gallon barrel in 8 minutes. We also emptied a 1,600 gallon spa within 4 hours and 12 minutes while providing a constant 6 to 7 gallons discharge flow rate. The pump starts spurting when you reach the lowest practical water level to pump with. The unit left about 3/8 inch of standing water when I stopped it. This affordable pump does everything I need without the auto-shutoff switch and other features which is built into the other pumps
October 28, 2015