Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 8
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dbennett Product has saved time and money
This product has saved us time and money. At our remote building's rainwater collection system, we run this pump from our truck battery. At the house garden, we attach it directly to the battery array powered by our solar panels. It has replaced doing the job of watering the gardens by watering can and we can use our rainwater collection systems efficiently.
June 12, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Pat Great product, would definitely purchase again!
I purchased this transfer pump to supply a portable spray applicator on my truck with liquid de-icer. It is a perfect fit! Responsive, self priming, low noise, with plenty of output for heavier liquids.
January 26, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by MBlackwell Wayne 12 volt portable water pump
Only reason I gave it 3 stars is because I haven't used it yet. I'm going by appearance only. Appears to be built well enough for its intended purpose. These are for pumping WATER ONLY! I like the on/off switch on the power cord (one of the main reasons I bought it over others out there). Impeller is rubber which I think is standard for small inexpensive pumps and an extra impeller is included in a minimal parts kit . I can understand why you'd wanna prime it with vegetable oil or water prior to turning it on. If the impeller spins with no liquid in it I can see that it would "melt" in short order if you were attempting to draft from a long distance away. Though advertised as "self-priming", and a YouTube video shows a guy using one without priming it first, I wonder how long his pump has lasted if that's SOP for him. Before I prime it however, I'll spray Silicone into the impeller both before and after using it to prolong its life. Again, because I haven't used it yet, I'm reluctant to "recommend" it. I've seen negative reviews on this pump but I can't help but wonder if it's because the owner neglected to prime it as I recommend or failed to take care of it or use it properly. I contacted the company to ask what the smallest size battery they recommended to power it and their reply was 75 amps (includes starting amp load). Looking into whether a motorcycle battery will power it and for how long. These are small pumps that are not designed to run for hours non-stop. Though this pump has a cooling fan in it, you'll probably ruin it and/or the impeller if you're pumping for hours on a hot summer day or the water you're pumping is hot, like if you're draining really hot water from your hot water tank. Planning on making a wood storage box for pump and battery to consolidate everything so I'm not confined to connect to a vehicle or haul a big heavy battery to where I want to use it.
I also bought a small SureFlow filter (through Amazon) to help keep sediment from damaging the rubber impeller. You'll have to go to Home Depot to purchase the proper fittings to accommodate a filter. I'll post an update after I eventually use it. Lastly, DON'T RUN ANY PUMP DRY that has a rubber impeller and DON'T walk off while it's running thinking you'll be back in a few minutes....especially if you have A.D.D!
December 12, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DooManUSMC 3 Years, 120+ Gallons a Week and going strong!
I wish everything I bought worked this well and was as dependable. I just plain works. Every time. For a long time.
I/we use it in the house to move filtered (5 stage) water around. We move at least 120 gallons a week. Every week. I bought it it's own little battery and a wee trickle charger. If I need it outside I grab it and the battery and go.
We fill a lot of gallon jugs. Takes 20 seconds flat. For the mathematically impaired that's 3 a minute or 180 an hour in real life.
In all honesty, don't expect to lift water very high. Simply because of the priming needed. If your source is "up" over a foot or so you need to prime the unit with some vegetable oil or a slight prime by sucking on the out hose a tad. What that does is extend it's life...fried the first one's pump. But it was replaced and when used correctly, as in read the instructions first, it works like the Energizer bunny.
July 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jeffro Works very good
Very pleased with the pump , works good muddy water and is very easy to assemble
January 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by sxvue This product is very simple to use.
This product is very light and portable and it does what its suppose to do. I love it that I can take it anywhere. The only thing I recommend is to lay it on the ground level when using it.
August 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DonL Worked Beautifully!
Have used pump three times so far- Pumped 6 feet high from a creek and then pumped water 25 feet to my storage barrels. No problems. Filled 4 50 gallon barrels in less than an hour. No problems.
May 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Verified Reviewer Descent pump.
The pump does what its designed to do. Not very high pressure but it does work well.
July 2, 2013