Model # DFK961

Internet #202042662

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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

$ 290 03

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

Info & Guides

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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 Emergency (24EP6), Big battery (30HDC140S) or Maintenance Free battery (BW-27AGM)
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
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
Dual Reed
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 Emergency (24EP6), Big battery (30HDC140S) or Maintenance Free battery (BW-27AGM)
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
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
Dual Reed
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

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: 2018-09-07
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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 71.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Short life Works great. We had 2 power outages of 3 days each and pump worked great. However make sure you keep your receipt because ours ended up with holes in it and was useless after that. For the price it doesn't last. Should be made from cast iron.
Date published: 2019-01-24
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 2 out of 5 by from Both pumps failed. I've had this pump now for 26 months (2 months past warranty). The past Saturday I could hear the pump running and running, went downstairs to find that the primary pump had failed to activate, and the backup pump wouldn't shut off (there was no water left in the pit). I reset the backup pump, and filled the pit manually with water to test the primary pump - it worked fine this time. However, I don't trust either pump now. Spending $419 for a pump with a backup pump was supposed to put my mind to rest.
Date published: 2018-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far so good. Quiet Pump. Very easy to install. My only conpkicom is the where it plugs in to m... So far so good. Quiet Pump. Very easy to install. My only conpkicom is the where it plugs in to my gfi the watchdogs box and the 12v pump charger don't fit very well in the same outlet. Over all happy the 12v pump works great and I do like the information center. I did not buy the watchdog battery I went with a deep cycle from an auto parts store and got a better battery. .... Picture is before I cleaned up wiring just testing it out.
Date published: 2018-12-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Product is well constructed and easy to install. Hardly any plumbing work required! Only disapp... Product is well constructed and easy to install. Hardly any plumbing work required! Only disappointment is it did not come with the plastic battery case. The larger model does. I looked in the box in the store. But neither of them describe that well in their product description. Also, this one does not have the upgraded controller with wifi connectivity. They should offer that, even if price changes a bit.
Date published: 2019-01-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I bought a system and had it shipped to my home. Installation went fine until I needed the batter... I bought a system and had it shipped to my home. Installation went fine until I needed the battery, they don't send acid with the battery. What good is a battery without acid. Everywhere I have bought a battery, the acid came with it, here you have to buy it separately.
Date published: 2019-01-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Faulting from day 1 System keeps faulting saying back up pump was activated. Water is not even close to making the float switch for the backup pump. So now I have to buy another one and install it all over again. 30 year electrician here, so not improperly installed
Date published: 2019-02-14
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
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