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Piggy Back Float Switch for Sump and Sewage Pumps

  • Universal design works with various sump pumps
  • Features a convenient 8 ft. long cord
  • May be directly wired to 230-Volt control panels
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Product Overview

The universal design of the PiggyBack Float Switch from Everbilt is compatible with various sump pumps. The perfection solution to replacing the switch for your sump and sewage pumps. Features a wide-angle tethered design and ideal for use in larger diameter basins of 14 in. or more.
  • California residents
  • Replacement switch for sump and sewage pumps
  • When connecting to a pipe or pump, the float needs 4 in. of tether to operate properly; it must be able to float into an upward position so that the ball bearing inside the switch makes contact to turn the pump on
  • In order for the float to operate freely, the basin should be at least 14 in. wide and 16 in. deep; if not, the float could become stuck on the wall of the sump basin
  • 8 ft. cord
  • Piggyback plug
  • Switch can be directly wired to 230-Volt control panels by cutting off the plug, see project ideas in 'Info and guides' for wiring diagram

Info & Guides

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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
4
Product Height (in.)
2.74
Product Width (in.)
2.6

Details

Brand Compatibility
Compatible with all models
Pack Size
1
Product Weight (lb.)
1.15
Recommended Pump Types
Sewage Pumps,Sump Pumps
Returnable
180-Day
Switch Type
Tethered Float Switch

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

Questions & Answers

38Questions29Answers

can you use this with a electronic ball valve for a overflow cut off?

Asked by dj August 2, 2020
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Yes, it is a stand alone float switch. It connects to the power inline with any pump. It will turn the pump on when the water gets too high and shut it off before it starts sucking air and making horrible noises.

Can I use this in my potable water storage tank or do I need one that is made specifically for that?

Asked by Andrew July 13, 2020
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No this switch will not work you need to order a normally closed switch on our website. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt-Normally-Closed-Float-Switch-EBNCFS/205618024

Will this float switch work for a Wayne CDUCAP 725 one third horsepower sump pump?

Asked by RobF May 3, 2020
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yes, if you use an extension cord it must be 16ga minimum

My sump pump is plugged into a GFI outlet. The pump runs for 2-4 minutes then shuts off showing a red light in the outle

Asked by Marie April 25, 2020
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Thanks for your question. The GFCI may indeed have worn out. Typical life range varies considerably, 5-15 yrs. Since replacing a GFCI might be beyond a typical homeowner's realm, here is another idea for test purposes (not for permanent use). Purchase an extension cord with a GFCI unit on the end. These are sold in Home Depot and typically used for work situations where an outlet does not already have GFCI protection, such as for temporary connection of power tools. Plug this into a non-GFCI-protected outlet and connect to the pump via a heavy duty extension cord. Again, this is just for temporary use. Now, does the pump continue to have the issue of tripping the new GFCI extension cord device after 2-4 minutes? If YES, then the pump is faulty and should be replaced. If NO, then the old GFCI outlet should be replaced (by an electrician if appropriate).

What is the minimum on-level (inches water rise needed) to activate a sump pump)?

Asked by KMan February 7, 2020
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10 inches from tether.

After being told that this switch for the sewer pump frequently stops working, ( ours stop workin...

Asked by Nickname January 25, 2020
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I had the same problem...mine lasted 3 years. Not fun to replace! According to the Home Depot site it has a 1 year warranty.

Can I use this solo with the pump

Asked by Michael January 16, 2020
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Thanks for reaching out to the Everbilt Team. If your current sump or sewage pump is a piggy-back design where the pump plugs into the back of the float and the float gets plugged into the wall no issues. You can also take an automatic pump (one with no float) and add this unit to make the pump work. If you have questions please give us a call at 844-251-7446.

How it works

Asked by Arra January 11, 2020
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It floats in the sump pit. As the the water rises it begins to invert because you tether it to the discharge pipe. When it is inverted it makes the electric connection complete and the pump turns on.

I want to use this as a low water cutoff switch in my potable water cistern in combination with a...

Asked by JR July 19, 2019
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this switch will work as a low water shutoff because it is a normally closed switch just like it does in a sump so, i guess i dont understand the question.

i have a sump pump with vertical doughnut type float on a rod. the float is now damaged, filled ...

Asked by tad April 27, 2019
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no you have to bypass you existing float switch. easy to do..

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This was purchased to replace one that I installed just 9 months prior, that's why I gave it 3 st...
This was purchased to replace one that I installed just 9 months prior, that's why I gave it 3 stars. I have always used this switch, also only switch available at my local Home Depot. I will continue to use unless this switch fails again.
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I replaced the original woth this and it worked perfectly.
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This item worked well for our needs. We will buy it again if the need arises. It has only been a ...
This item worked well for our needs. We will buy it again if the need arises. It has only been a couple of weeks, but haven't had any issues with it.
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Moved into a home I purchased and the upflush pump wasn't kicking on by itself. I plugged the pu...
Moved into a home I purchased and the upflush pump wasn't kicking on by itself. I plugged the pump straight to the wall and it kicked on. Info online said this was probably bad. I installed and adjusted it to fit the needs of on and off. It was a direct fit. I strongly suggest you test the on and off function while its still open so you can adjust it. I had to adjust it about three times to get it perfect. I used the zip ties (I had more) and electrical tape as well to make sure it stayed in place. So far so good. Very inexpensive fix!
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The previous lasted 3-4years, expect to replace so often. We could use one with 1 foot longer but...
The previous lasted 3-4years, expect to replace so often. We could use one with 1 foot longer but not available.
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It saves spending a fortune for a new pump or trying to fix the built in switch. It is working p...
It saves spending a fortune for a new pump or trying to fix the built in switch. It is working perfectly!
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Great quality product. It works fine so far. A pretty...
Great quality product. It works fine so far. A pretty crappy job to replace no pun intended.
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Easy installation, another good cistern protection.
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