Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 92
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by clay great dependable pump
easy to install as replacement on a water rinse drain unit on a processor machine in our commercial plant..
August 9, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by WillVan Expect good service
Expect good service from this Wayne pump. Installed as replacement pump in 2-pump setup for neighbor. Have seen good service from this brand, good choice for mid-priced sump pump.
Happy that Wayne has gotten away from the electronic switches. These simple float switches work well and are dependable.
April 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gina High quality sump pump
I purchased this and had it installed by a contractor. My rating is actually based on his feedback. He was pleased to find that I had purchased a very high quality sump pump to replace the one I had that went bad. He said it was a major step up in quality from the existing and fairly easy to install.
August 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Les Great pump!
This product was easy to install and is very quiet! Overall it works great!
August 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by tim Sump Pump
Came on the time frame that they said when I ordered the sump pump. Easy to install.
August 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Minty Powerful, quiet pump. Easy to install and an excellent value.
Our old 1/2 HP WaterAce was years beyond the warranty, so with El Niño coming on, I knew that it was time to upgrade. I chose the 3/4 HP Wayne as it not only provided more power (less time to move the water) but was much quieter (we barely know when it's running).
Installation is very straightforward: if you don't have to replace the check valve and you have a coupler in the line, you can just unscrew the coupler and pull out the old sump pump as a whole unit, check valve, PVC pipe and all. Once out, swapping the pumps is trivial. Just be sure to use the Teflon tape (I also use pipe compound for good measure).
If your check valve uses clamps, then it's the same idea, just unclamp the BOTTOM clamps and remove the assembly below. That way, the check valve will keep all the water from running back into the sump. (I learned that one the hard way.)
If you want to replace the check valve, it's basically the same idea. Cut away/unscrew the old check valve and remove the whole assembly. (You may need PVC, primer, and glue if you need to cut the old one out.)
A good piece of advice I received: place a ball valve ABOVE the check valve, so that if/when you ever have to remove the valve (or pump), you can turn the ball valve off and not worry about any water coming back into the sump while you're working. (It's the blue handle in the picture.)
Once installed, the Wayne pump performs awesome. The extra power really makes it empty the sump much faster. One thing that really made a difference for us was replacing the old check valve with a "quiet" version, once which helps eliminate the effects of water hammer (eg, http://www.homedepot.com/p/Basement-Watchdog-Klunkless-Check-Valve-KCV/202809421).
The picture shows my first go, with a "regular" check valve. It was ok, but adding the "quiet" valve has made a noticeable difference.
Another difference between my old sump and the Wayne (besides power) is that it's body is stainless steel rather than cast iron, so it actually weighs a little bit less, not a big deal once in place, but when you're wrestling with a heavy pump in a cramped area, it helps. The Wayne is also more compact (as you can see in the second picture), which helps even more. It's got a much better handle, too, making it easier to lift and place the pump in the sump.
Finally, the Wayne uses a top-flow design which leaves a small amount of water in the sump at the end of the cycle; the old one draws the water from the bottom, so this didn't happen as much -- but this is a minor quibble, really, as our sump is actually just a French drain, so it eventually drains out the bottom once the rain stops.
I kept the old pump just in case, but I'm thinking that the Wayne will see us through this El Niño and many more rainstorms to come.
January 12, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by GarageSwimmer Failed after 4 weeks
The switch failed after 4 weeks. It now requires a jiggle, as the float is not pushing up strong enough to start the pump. Even when the pump is under 24 inches of water (8 inches in garage). I had just replaced a Rigid pump which had only lasted 3 years.
During the four weeks before this pump failed, I had to clean it off about 10 times, as the oak pollen "flowers" (little strings) clogged the very small intake hoes. Only use this pump if the water is absolutely clean - not for the garage sump I was using it for.
May 21, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bill A great product.
This pump is a real bargain. Very high quality materials and construction. The 3/4 HP motor provides acceptional power and very quiet operation. I have lived in my home 39 years. The house has 2 sump pumps and this is the 5th pump I've had. It is by far the best pump I've ever owned.
June 30, 2016