Wel-Bilt Submersible Pump with Float Switch - 1in. Port, 1268 GPH, 1/8 HP
I use this pump to pump water from a barrell in my basement that my washing machine dumps into this way I can use the water to water my lawn it has worked perfectly for this application with the float switch I don't have to worry about running it dry or the barrell flowing over it is really a worry free pump
August 13, 2012
use for pump
I am using this pump for ground water drainaige in a low area of my yard. I sunk the pump in a bucket in this area next to my house. If I didn;t have this pump drain, in heavy rains the area would flood toward my back door. Works great!
January 19, 2012
I purchased this for water in the basement...I have not had the opportunity to use it for that yet...[thank goodness for no flooding] but Ihave pumped out the pond with it....And it did a fast and efficent job...I would highly recommend it toanyone...
October 10, 2011
I have 2 of these pumps in my shop 1 is used multiple times a day to pump out the shop sink sump. Very easy to clean if items get into the propeller. The versitlity of the adaptors for the outlet are very use full to change the pump over for a veriety of uses & applications. Very dependable is 2nd pump in the spring it gets put into an old crack sump hole that backs up into the basement & is left in there for 2-3 months running as needed by the float. The only thing I would like to see different is the ablity to set the float to shut off at a lower water level the sink sump carries about a 7" water level at all times and can get stale smelling.
June 6, 2011
Awesome little workhorse
This little pump is very easy to use, doesn't get clogged, and runs like a top. I use it to empty out a 50 gallon cistern type barrel in my crawl space. This is my second one actually. I killed the first one after seven years. I still feel guilty, it really wanted to keep running !
August 24, 2010
Very useful, works great
Highly recommended! Works great and priced right!
We had a need to drain a large amount of standing water from the basement of my mother's house. Caused by a leak in her boiler on the heating system.
Started using a snow shovel and buckets, but soon found that it was going to be painfully slow to do it by hand.
Bought the Submersible Pump from Northern, and it made short work of the project.
Due to the amount of debris in the water I did have to clean the intake on the pump a couple of times during the draining operation, but that was not a problem with the pump just the sorry state of my mother's basement.
June 1, 2010
Good little pump
I've used this pump to empty out my spa and now have it installed in a tub that catches dehumidifier condensation. It moves water pretty effectively and has been reliable. The only issue of note is that it requires 15-18" of liquid to get the float up high enough to kick it on. Just make sure the well where it is sitting is high enough to accommodate that level. Good pump for the money.
October 19, 2009
Hard working pump
This is a hard working pump. Our home has a septic system, our laundry water over taxes the septic system. So I have deverted this drain line to a tank that then gets pumped out to water the grass after every laundry load. The grass loves it.
July 20, 2009
I bought one of these 10 years ago. I have a downspout that clogs/overflows on those rare occasion when we get real rain in Southern CA. Gutter covers and other gadgets have not stopped it. I get water penetration on my enclosed patio when this happens so after going out at 2 AM to clear downspouts on a rainy night one particularly rainy winter, I put a trash can under it with this inside - instant sump, rest on rainy nights.
The pump works every time. I clean it once a season and use it sometimes for other projects. I check periodically to make sure it is still available because I don't ever want to be without it.
The float does have to go all the way up to activate the switch and sometimes it will not shut off if the float falls down against the wall of the container. Still the pump has not burned out when it took me a few hours to discover it working dry.
April 27, 2009
submersible pump works great
This submersible pump came pre wired and with an assortment of hose fittings. Worked great right out of the box. Added my hose and a heavy lead cord. Its been in continous use all winter, runs about 20 minutes every 4 hours depending on the amount of rainfall we have. It has been pumping discolored water (no sand). I can pull it out of the submerged 55 gallon drum to remove debris (leaves) with the discharge hose that mounts verticaly off pump, saving space in a narrow hole. Froze the discharge hose one night, but the pump still worked good the next day!
March 17, 2009