Sump Pumps: Two Basic Designs

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There are two basic types of sump pumps used for basement waterproofing: Pedestal and Submersible

Pedestal Pumps

Advantages Disadvantages
Lasts longer than submersible (up to 30 years compared to 5-15 for submersible)  
Repair/maintenance easier to perform than submersible. Easy access may make this an unsafe choice for homes with kids or pets.
  Requires more room; in open view. May not be ideal if basement is used as living area.

Submersible Pumps

Advantages Disadvantages
Out of reach of kids and pets. Does not last as long as typical pedestal pump.
Requires less space. Repair/maintenance more difficult than pedestal.
Less obtrusive (out of view).  

Hydromatic Plastic Submersible Sump Pump with Wide Angle Float Switch - B-A1

Plastic Submersible Sump Pump with Wide Angle Float Switch PRODUCT FEATURES Carbon/Ceramic mechanical seal Uses a single rowball bearing construction Piggy-back plug available for easy maintenance and replacement 1/4 HP 3450 RPM motor powers the vane type semiopen impeller for high efficiency Oil-filled motor for heat dissipation and continuous lubrication Mechanical shaft seal assures reliable operation Cast iron motor housing PRODUCT SPECIFICATION Pump/Motor Unit Submersible Sump Pump Horsepow

Flotec Ironmater Submersible Sump Pump — 4100 GPH, 1/2 HP, 1 1/2in., Model# FPS4550A

Features durable cast-iron volute and motor housing, tough polycarbonate impeller and thermally protected, oil-filled motor. Vertical float switch provides reliable operation and allows installation in 10in. basins. High-capacity 1 1/2in. NPT discharge. Will replace most pedestal pumps with no plumbing changes. UL listed. Limited lifetime warranty. U.S.A.1/2 HP 115 Volt, 20 Amp, oil filled motorMaximum Total Head: 15ft.1 1/4in. ports4100 GPH@ 5ft. head; 2880 GPH @ 15ft. headHeavy duty cast iron constructionCast Iron Volute and motor housingPolycarbonate ImpellerThermally ProtectedAutomatic wide-angle float switchMinimum basin required: 10in.10 ft. power cordDimensions: 12 3/4in. L x 10in.W x 12 3/4in.HLimited lifetime warrantyModel FPS4550A

Hydromatic Pedestal Sump Pump - P33A1

Pedestal Sump Pump PRODUCT FEATURES Dependable 1/3 HP motor Easily adjustable pumping range Non-corrosive volute/base and impeller Automatic reset thermal overload protection PRODUCT SPECIFICATION Pump/Motor Unit Submersible Sump Pump Capacities up to 54 GPM 3 4 l/s Heads up to 18ft 7 0m Electrical 115V 6 5FLA 60Hz Motor 3 HP Shaded Pole 1725 RPM Minimum Recommended Sump Diameter 12 in 304 8mm Automatic Operation Mechanical float with rod Materials of Constriction Engineered thermoplastic Impell

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