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Old 02-19-2010, 11:19 AM   #1
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Backup sump recommendations?

I have a rather large finished basement and want to be sure I have an adequate backup sump system. Does anyone have any recommendations? The problem I am finding is most of the backup sump kits are pretty Mickey Mouse. I am dealing with about 12-13 feet or rise (bottom of pit to outlet taking into account pipe bends)

I have considered 12v pumps, but they all seem underpowered. Would it be prudent to go with a marine cell and power inverter (like on an RV or boat) to power a real 120v pump? or are there 12v pumps out there that will work?



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Old 02-19-2010, 01:16 PM   #2
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Take a few minutes to look at water powered backup sump pumps too. carries the very best in both water- and battery- powered backup sump pumps as well as alarms, leak detection equipment, etc. Basepump is one of the best water powered units on the market and rivals any battery powered system, including their own Hydropump. The key is that there is no battery to maintain or replace and no charger to monitor. The pumping rates are very good, too. Check out the customer reviews you can find online. This is a permanent installation that requires no maintenance.


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Old 02-20-2010, 09:43 AM   #3
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Not to hijack the thread, but (I guess I am?) if you don't go this route, what brand 120v sump pump would people recommend?
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Old 02-20-2010, 11:06 AM   #4
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Lots of good 110V sump pumps out there. Zoeller, Wayne, Goulds, ITT, Liberty to name a few.
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Old 02-21-2010, 07:55 PM   #5
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battery powered sump pumps can only run for 6hrs. +/-. in the event of a power outage the city has backup generators to keep the system on unless you are on a well water powered backup=peace of mind
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