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Basement Watchdog

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

$ 309 43

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 Backup Sump pump system. It will protect your basement from a power outage, primary pump or float failure and provide extra pumping capacity when needed. Its control box monitors the battery, pump and power conditions. It will sound an alarm, give a visual light and pinpoint the problem. With the Combination pump system in your pit, you can feel safe that the Basement Watchdog is watching out for you.
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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 Backup Sump pump system. It will protect your basement from a power outage, primary pump or float failure and provide extra pumping capacity when needed. Its control box monitors the battery, pump and power conditions. It will sound an alarm, give a visual light and pinpoint the problem. With the Combination pump system in your pit, you can feel safe that the Basement Watchdog is watching out for you.
  • 1/3 HP energy efficient permanent split capacitor (PSC) primary pump saves money on your electric bills
  • Primary pump capacity 3,100 GPH at a 10 ft. lift and 3,720 GPH at 0 ft. lift
  • Backup system capacity 1,000 GPH at 10 ft. lift and 2,000 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 4x the protection
  • Provides days of intermittent pumping power on a single battery charge
  • Fluid sensor monitors fluid level of the battery
  • Compatible with both wet cell and maintenance-free AGM batteries
  • Automatic 0.4 Amp charger
  • 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, charger, two dual float switches, primary pump, backup pump and instruction manual (battery not included - sold separately)
  • 2-year warranty
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

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 Backup Sump pump system. It will protect your basement from a power outage, primary pump or float failure and provide extra pumping capacity when needed. Its control box monitors the battery, pump and power conditions. It will sound an alarm, give a visual light and pinpoint the problem. With the Combination pump system in your pit, you can feel safe that the Basement Watchdog is watching out for you.

  • 1/3 HP energy efficient permanent split capacitor (PSC) primary pump saves money on your electric bills
  • Primary pump capacity 3,100 GPH at a 10 ft. lift and 3,720 GPH at 0 ft. lift
  • Backup system capacity 1,000 GPH at 10 ft. lift and 2,000 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 4x the protection
  • Provides days of intermittent pumping power on a single battery charge
  • Fluid sensor monitors fluid level of the battery
  • Compatible with both wet cell and maintenance-free AGM batteries
  • Automatic 0.4 Amp charger
  • 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, charger, two dual float switches, primary pump, backup pump and instruction manual (battery not included - sold separately)
  • 2-year warranty
  • 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
Battery Life (hours)
6 h
Battery Type Required
12-volt
Cord Length (ft.)
10
Discharge Flow @ 0 ft. (gallons/hour)
3720
Discharge Flow @ 10 ft. (gallons/hour)
3100
Discharge Flow @ 15 ft. (gallons/hour)
1800
Features
Battery Back-Up,Bottom/End Suction,Self-Priming,Submersible,Thermal Overload Protection
Housing Material
Aluminum
Impeller Material
Engineered Polymer (Primary); Non Corrosive ABS (Backup)
Included
Control Box,Hardware,Pump Hookup
Maximum Horsepower (hp)
0.33
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
Dual Reed
Returnable
90-Day
Sump Pump Outlet Diameter Type
1-1/2 FPT
Voltage
115v

Warranty / Certifications

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

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
Battery Life (hours)
6 h
Battery Type Required
12-volt
Cord Length (ft.)
10
Discharge Flow @ 0 ft. (gallons/hour)
3720
Discharge Flow @ 10 ft. (gallons/hour)
3100
Discharge Flow @ 15 ft. (gallons/hour)
1800
Features
Battery Back-Up,Bottom/End Suction,Self-Priming,Submersible,Thermal Overload Protection
Housing Material
Aluminum
Impeller Material
Engineered Polymer (Primary); Non Corrosive ABS (Backup)
Included
Control Box,Hardware,Pump Hookup
Maximum Horsepower (hp)
0.33
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
Dual Reed
Returnable
90-Day
Sump Pump Outlet Diameter Type
1-1/2 FPT
Voltage
115v

Warranty / Certifications

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

Questions & Answers

Can I install it myself or do I need a plumber to do a installation. This will be a replacement f...

Can I install it myself or do I need a plumber to do a installation. This will be a replacement for my existing sump pump which does not have any battery back up
Asked by: soccer
Yes, it is very easy to install this unit yourself. Just follow the instructions and you will be fine.
Answered by: Jay
Date published: 2018-04-22

Hello: I am thinking of placing an order online as its not available in local stores, does this c...

Hello: I am thinking of placing an order online as its not available in local stores, does this come with battery or I have buy separately?
Asked by: Sri
You have to buy the battery separate but it is available in store.
Answered by: Dru
Date published: 2019-01-06

will the backup pump work off AC if the primary fails and the battery is dead?

will the backup pump work off AC if the primary fails and the battery is dead?
Asked by: Kyle
No. The backup controller uses low wattage power supply to charge the battery. It is not sufficient to run the pump.
Answered by: Paul
Date published: 2018-09-07

Will the back up pump work, if primary pump fails to operate

Will the back up pump work, if primary pump fails to operate
Asked by: Duke
Yes, assuming that your battery is charged, controller and backup water level sensor are functional.
Answered by: Paul
Date published: 2019-05-06
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Customer Reviews

1/3 HP Combination Unit with Emergency Backup Sump Pump System is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 79.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Very Short Cycle Time - Constant on/off result I bought this for my sump pit and felt great that I had a backup plan for power outages that I wouldn't have to worry about if away for a day or two. However, now that its Spring, and the snow is melting and the rain is starting this pump simply does not keep pace. The pump comes on for 9 seconds (the manuals say the cycle time is 10 seconds so no big discrepancy here) but then has to come on again just 45 seconds later because it pumps so little water in 9 seconds. 9 seconds!!!!???? I don't see the purpose in 9 seconds. That means my pump literally turns on/off about 1500 times per day...which likely doesn't help with the life of the pump. It also quite loud whenever it shuts off, partially due to the pump itself shutting off and partially due to the check valve closing. Now this likely won't be a problem for most, but for us, we live in a bungalow right above the sump pit so this is a HUGE annoyance hearing it come on/off while trying to get to sleep or stay asleep. I've just today hooked up my old pump I had before this one (which only comes on about every 15 mins because it pumps the pit to about 1.5" deep before switching off which takes about 30 seconds) until Spring is done and things are drier. So for now the Watchdog is doing just that...watching. Consider the cycle time before purchasing this system.
Date published: 2019-04-16
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 3 out of 5 by from Easy install. 1/3 HP main pump ok, but not backup! When I test the backup, the motor runs for about 45 seconds and shuts by itself. Bottom is in water but it is not sucking the water. Just a humming sound. Not great for $900 investment for peace of mind. Waiting for solution from Glentronics.
Date published: 2019-04-16
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 5 out of 5 by from Installed and tested in under 20 minutes. I am... Installed and tested in under 20 minutes. I am not an expert and was very nervous about this project... couldn’t have been easier or smoother.
Date published: 2019-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We have only had one large rain storm where the... We have only had one large rain storm where the electricity went off. The Watchdog Basement Sump Pump worked very well.
Date published: 2019-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to setup and install directions were clear - unit... Easy to setup and install directions were clear - unit is working as advertised and has been tested.
Date published: 2019-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from really easy to install. feeling much more confident when the... really easy to install. feeling much more confident when the next big storm arrives
Date published: 2019-05-22
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