Model # DFK961

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Basement Watchdog 1/3 HP Combination Unit with Emergency Backup Sump Pump System
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Basement Watchdog

1/3 HP Combination Unit with Emergency Backup Sump Pump System

$28964 /each
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Product Overview

Easy to install with little or no plumbing knowledge required. This pre-assembled Basement Watchdog Combination Sump Pump System provides both primary and battery backup pumping capabilities, offering the ultimate protection and peace of mind. The 1/3 HP Cast Iron/Cast Aluminum primary pump is both powerful and energy efficient using only 3.5 Amp. This system includes the Basement Watchdog Emergency Sump pump system. With two pumps in your sump, you will have confidence your basement is protected.
  • 1/3 HP energy efficient permanent split capacitor (PSC) primary pump can save money on your electric bills
  • Primary pump capacity 2600 GPH at a 10 ft. lift and 3600 GPH at 0 ft. lift
  • Backup system capacity 1000 GPH at 10 ft. lift and 2000 GPH at 0 ft. lift
  • Includes a battery backup system with unique monitoring that sounds an alarm, illuminates a warning light and describes what to do for easy maintenance
  • Dual float switches on both the primary and backup systems provide 4 times the protection
  • Provides days of intermittent pumping power on a single battery charge - automatic 0.4 Amp charger
  • Fluid sensor monitors fluid level of the battery
  • Compatible with both wet cell and maintenance-free AGM batteries
  • Compact design fits in pits with diameters as small as 12 in.
  • Detailed instructions with over 90 pictures walk you through the simple installation process
  • Free lifetime technical support
  • Includes controller, 0.4 Amp charger, 2 dual float switches, primary pump, backup pump and instruction manual (battery not included – sold separately)
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Product Overview

Model #: DFK961
Internet #: 202042662

Easy to install with little or no plumbing knowledge required. This pre-assembled Basement Watchdog Combination Sump Pump System provides both primary and battery backup pumping capabilities, offering the ultimate protection and peace of mind. The 1/3 HP Cast Iron/Cast Aluminum primary pump is both powerful and energy efficient using only 3.5 Amp. This system includes the Basement Watchdog Emergency Sump pump system. With two pumps in your sump, you will have confidence your basement is protected.

  • 1/3 HP energy efficient permanent split capacitor (PSC) primary pump can save money on your electric bills
  • Primary pump capacity 2600 GPH at a 10 ft. lift and 3600 GPH at 0 ft. lift
  • Backup system capacity 1000 GPH at 10 ft. lift and 2000 GPH at 0 ft. lift
  • Includes a battery backup system with unique monitoring that sounds an alarm, illuminates a warning light and describes what to do for easy maintenance
  • Dual float switches on both the primary and backup systems provide 4 times the protection
  • Provides days of intermittent pumping power on a single battery charge - automatic 0.4 Amp charger
  • Fluid sensor monitors fluid level of the battery
  • Compatible with both wet cell and maintenance-free AGM batteries
  • Compact design fits in pits with diameters as small as 12 in.
  • Detailed instructions with over 90 pictures walk you through the simple installation process
  • Free lifetime technical support
  • Includes controller, 0.4 Amp charger, 2 dual float switches, primary pump, backup pump and instruction manual (battery not included – sold separately)
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

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Specifications

Dimensions

Maximum Pumping Height (ft.)
22
Product Depth (in.)
8.75
Product Height (in.)
17.75
Product Width (in.)
10.75
Switch-Off Height (in.)
5.5" (primary pump). The primary pump will continue to the pump for 10 seconds after the float drops
Switch-On Height (in.)
5.5" (primary pump). The primary pump will continue to the pump for 10 seconds after the float drops

Details

Amperage (amps)
3.5
Batteries Included
No
Battery Back-Up
Yes
Battery Life (hours)
6 h
Battery Type Required
Basement Watchdog Model 24EP6 - Runs the system for 6 continuous hours or intermittently for days
Cord Length (ft.)
10
Discharge Flow @ 0 ft. (gallons/hour)
3600
Discharge Flow @ 10 ft. (gallons/hour)
2600
Discharge Flow @ 15 ft. (gallons/hour)
1680
Horsepower (hp)
1/3 hp
Housing Material
Aluminum
Impeller Material
Engineered Polymer (Primary); Non Corrosive ABS (Backup)
Maximum Working Temperature (F)
104
Minimum working temperature (F)
40
Number of Batteries Required
1
Power Type Required
AC
Product Weight (lb.)
17.5lb
Pump Switch Type
Vertical
Returnable
90-Day
Self-Priming
Yes
Submersible
Yes
Sump Pump Outlet Diameter Type
1-1/2 FPT
Voltage (volts)
12

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
1-UL Listed,CSA Listed,cUL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
2 Years

Specifications

Dimensions

Maximum Pumping Height (ft.)
22
Product Depth (in.)
8.75
Product Height (in.)
17.75
Product Width (in.)
10.75
Switch-Off Height (in.)
5.5" (primary pump). The primary pump will continue to the pump for 10 seconds after the float drops
Switch-On Height (in.)
5.5" (primary pump). The primary pump will continue to the pump for 10 seconds after the float drops

Details

Amperage (amps)
3.5
Batteries Included
No
Battery Back-Up
Yes
Battery Life (hours)
6 h
Battery Type Required
Basement Watchdog Model 24EP6 - Runs the system for 6 continuous hours or intermittently for days
Cord Length (ft.)
10
Discharge Flow @ 0 ft. (gallons/hour)
3600
Discharge Flow @ 10 ft. (gallons/hour)
2600
Discharge Flow @ 15 ft. (gallons/hour)
1680
Horsepower (hp)
1/3 hp
Housing Material
Aluminum
Impeller Material
Engineered Polymer (Primary); Non Corrosive ABS (Backup)
Maximum Working Temperature (F)
104
Minimum working temperature (F)
40
Number of Batteries Required
1
Power Type Required
AC
Product Weight (lb.)
17.5lb
Pump Switch Type
Vertical
Returnable
90-Day
Self-Priming
Yes
Submersible
Yes
Sump Pump Outlet Diameter Type
1-1/2 FPT
Voltage (volts)
12

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
1-UL Listed,CSA Listed,cUL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
2 Years

Questions & Answers

What type and voltage of battery is required for backup? What mechanism is in place to keep the battery charged?

Asked by: Randy
12 V. There is a charger that the DC pump runs through.
Answered by: geterdone
Date published: 2016-11-22

Will this pump fit into a 11.5" opening?

Will this pump fit into a 11.5" opening?
Asked by: Dave
The manufacturer states that this specific unit will mount into a 10" sump pit (roughly the size of a standard 5 gallon bucket).
Answered by: JAFC
Date published: 2017-09-11

How long is the wire harness that comes from the battery/controller box to the pump

Asked by: Ken
About 3' long.
Answered by: JAFC
Date published: 2017-09-11

DO WE NEED AN EXTERNAL CHECK VALVE WITH THE PUMPS

Asked by: JAKE
This system includes a check valve for each of the pump discharge connections.
Answered by: JAFC
Date published: 2017-10-06
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Customer Reviews

1/3 HP Combination Unit with Emergency Backup Sump Pump System is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 38.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Short life span I bought this system about 3 years ago and all has been well till now. The alarm was going off for the backup being active. So I manually activated the main pump and water sprayed all over my walls and laundry appliances. At that point I pulled the unit out of the sump and the side metal jacket is completely rotten. And of course we are currently having a large rainfall and expect at least 2 inches of rain. So I am left relying on a small battery backup to keep my freshly renovated basement dry ( bought this system after my basement flooded 3 years ago). So not a great return on investment. When I purchased this it was almost 500 and it lasted 3 years. Since the backup has a bracket that directly mounts to the main pump I either have to buy the whole system again or replace the whole system with a different brand. Overall the size is great but 3 years for 500 bucks is ridiculous.
Date published: 2017-03-31
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Died within a year Bought this in November 2016. Main pump already seized. Because of where I live I had no choice but to buy a replacement pump elsewhere and add it to the battery back up. I could not remove it and return it under warranty as my basement would have flooded. I'm guessing since I removed the main pump my warranty is void anyways.
Date published: 2017-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a nice system, easy to install, This is a nice system, easy to install,
Date published: 2017-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hurricane Sandy Bought it about a year ago and haven't needed it. Then hurricane Sandy hit us in New Jersey. I wasn't sure how the system was going to work once the power went out. I was worried to got to sleep because I wasn't sure how it was going to work. I checked it every half hour because my basement floods real quick. After awhile I fell asleep and woke up the next morning and it worked great, not a drop of water in the basement. Once I hooked up the generator I was able to power the pump with electric. Bit it is one of the best investments I made. It really relieved a lot of stress. If you are thinking about buying one, don't hesitate go and get it!
Date published: 2012-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product I installed it in one hour, it took me more time to go to HD to get a rubber coupling. I filled up my sump pit with water, while keeping the main pump unplugged, the secondary pump came on and pumped out all the water, our height was 12 feet, no problems. I am very happy with this product, and strongly endorse all to consider this, before wasting time and money + energy and plumbing costs with the others. Regards and happy holidays
Date published: 2011-12-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Failed at first rainstorm Failed at first rainstorm and basement flooded. Disappointed.
Date published: 2017-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful customer service Our old pump died overnight in a big rainstorm, we got up in the morning to find 3 inches of water in the basement. We went out and bought this pump to quickly replace the dead one. It installed really easily and was back working right away! We only needed a hacksaw (to adjust the length of the discharge pipe) and a screwdriver (to attach the pump). We decided to get this one because of the ease of installing and the inclusion of the battery back-up (previously we were stuck in a power outage and had to bail the sump pit by hand for a day, really didn't want to worry about that again in the future). Later in the day when the cleanup crew came, they knocked a piece of their equipment into the sump pit, smashing the pit cover and destroying both float switches (both the primary and the battery back-up). I called up the manufacturer's technical support and they overnight FedEx-ed me replacement floats at no charge! Wonderful customer service!
Date published: 2012-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delivered Quickly Moved into a older home and the existing sump pump was on its last leg. As the hard rains kept coming I feared either a power failier or a pump failier. So late on a Saturday night as the thunder storms pounded and the TV constantly beeped, sending emergency flood warnings while the old pump rattled and strained; I went online (1/3 hp watchdog combo is only available online) to order the pump. Luckily the old pump made it through the night, and the new one arrived that Tuesday afternoon (2 days for delivery, that's fast.) The Install was easy, it took more time to shop vac out all the debris in the bottom of the sump pit then it was to install the pump itself. I Decided to go with a maintenance free deep cycle battery instead of the recommended watchdog battery, (horrible reviews online about their battery, not their pumps). As per instructions I attached the battery acid probe to the positive terminal of the battery. So far the pump runs very well and is super quiet, especially when compared to the old concrete mixer that was there originally. If the pump doesn't last I will surely review this product again in the future. I would definitely recommend this pump at this point to anyone looking to install a new primary pump and would like the added confidence in knowing that if the power or the main pump fails, you won't be wadding in water thinking (duhh, I probably should have gotten a battery back up pump.)
Date published: 2015-06-17
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