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    Basement Watchdog 1/4 HP Emergency Battery Backup Automatic Sump Pump

    Model # BWE|Store SKU # 1000802950

    Overview
    Specifications
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    Overview

    Model # BWE Store SKU # 1000802950

    The Basement Watchdog Emergency Battery Backup Sump Pump can be easily installed in either a normal sized or narrow sump pit and automatically begins pumping during power outages, when the main pump fails or when water flow exceeds the capacity of the main pump. Its unique monitoring system sounds an alarm when maintenance is needed or a problem arises. A display panel indicator light will identify the cause of the alarm and the proper corrective action. The dual float switch provides double the protection and will activate the backup pump when either float is raised. Battery not included.

    1. Pumps 1,000 GPH at 10 ft. of lift and 2,000 GPH at 0 ft. of lift
    1. User-friendly control panel lights up with a warning and describes what to do for easy maintenance
    1. Dual float switch provides 2X the protection
    1. Provides days of intermittent pumping power on a single battery charge
    1. Detailed instructions with over 90 pictures walk you through the simple installation process
    1. Includes control unit with a dual float switch, a battery fluid level sensor, pump with a 1½ PVC pipe adapter, battery box and charger

    Specifications

    Dimensions

    Assembled Depth (in inches)
    4.40
    Assembled Height (in inches)
    6.50
    Assembled Weight (in lbs)
    8
    Assembled Width (in inches)
    8.50
    Packaged Depth (in inches)
    9.75
    Packaged Height (in inches)
    11.25
    Packaged Weight (In lbs)
    9
    Packaged Width (in inches)
    16.75

    Details

    Country of Origin
    CN-China

    Warranty / Certifications

    2-year limited warranty. Call 800-991-0466 for additional information
    1/4 HP Emergency Battery Backup Automatic Sump PumpPhoto of productThe Basement Watchdog Emergency Battery Backup Sump Pump can be easily installed in either a normal sized or narrow sump pit and automatically begins pumping during power outages, when the main pump fails or when water flow exceeds the capacity of the main pump. Its unique monitoring system sounds an alarm when maintenance is needed or a problem arises. A display panel indicator light will identify the cause of the alarm and the proper corrective action. The dual float switch provides double the protection and will activate the backup pump when either float is raised. Battery not included.
    Basement Watchdog
    1000802950
    1/4 HP Emergency Battery Backup Automatic Sump Pump is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 134.
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    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tricky to get the battery-water monitor in while putting the lid on the battery case. Otherwise ... Tricky to get the battery-water monitor in while putting the lid on the battery case. Otherwise great.
    Date published: 2019-11-01
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from 4 Star Review Rating provided by a verified purchaser
    Date published: 2019-10-30
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from It didn’t have battery fluid and didn’t say it was... It didn’t have battery fluid and didn’t say it was a required additional purchase. Haven’t had to use it . Will let you know next power shortage
    Date published: 2019-08-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from 5 Star Review Rating provided by a verified purchaser
    Date published: 2019-08-28
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from 4 Star Review Rating provided by a verified purchaser
    Date published: 2019-06-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy to install, works well Relatively easy to install, particularly if you've done any kind of work with ABS/PVC piping previously. The only real unexpected hurdle was getting appropriate holes in the sump cover for the additional piping without actually destroying the sump cover or compromising the seal. A standard hole saw bit worked well. A general note on this particular model for anyone who might have missed this. There is no way to connect this to the WiFi module should you want to do so in the future. If you want this kind of connectivity buy the appropriate model up front that includes WiFi connectivity.
    Date published: 2019-06-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Non négligeable cette appareil Tres utiles lors du mauvais fonctionnement d'une pompe principale
    Date published: 2019-05-24
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bought this 5 years ago from HD as a backup for my normal sump pump. Was an easy install and work... Bought this 5 years ago from HD as a backup for my normal sump pump. Was an easy install and works fine. Luckily I haven't had to rely on it as my power hasn't gone off for long periods of time since I got it. I do use the test button every couple of months to make sure it works correctly and pumps water and clears the sump. Have had a couple of power outages and when that happens it turns on an alarm which is OK but kind of obvious that power is out. It also will sound an alarm if the battery fluid gets low. That is a good idea as the water level does go down with charging over time so I check the battery fill level about twice a year. I don't know how good of a battery they use....I did change my original out after 3 years to be on the safe side....that is about the life span for a battery on the conservative side. I may look into a maintenance free battery next time. You could wait for the battery to fail....or have it tested, but do NOT just install and forget.
    Date published: 2019-05-21
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    Is it necessary to drill hole in discharge line to prevent air locks.  Never had to do it with existing ac sump pump

    Asked by: Romeobud
    Yes it is. I also HAD to do this my existing AC sump pump. Maybe it depends on the sump pump type.....but I would definitely do what they say.
    Answered by: David
    Date published: 2019-03-05

    Hi. Does this unit include the battery? No mention that I can see if it is included or not. Thanks in advance.

    Asked by: Charles
    Hi, I bought the unit only to discover that the unit did not include a battery. I went to the Depot store & bought the battery separately for $200. To use any other battery would void any claim you might make if the unit fails. Easy Instal & seems to work well,,,cost was about $350-$400 all in
    Answered by: kinsella homes
    Date published: 2018-11-25

    Is it easy to install this product or should I hire a plumber? Also, how close does the battery pack have to be to the actual pump? It looks like a large battery and I want to ensure I have the proper space.

    Asked by: Lind
    You can read through the installation manual which will describe all the installation methods in detail and decide whether or not this is something you feel comfortable doing yourself. If you wanted to read through the manual ahead of time you can find it on our website at www.basementwatchdog.com under the manuals section. The battery would need to be within 10 feet of the sump pump itself. For more information I would recommend contacting our service team at 800-991-0466 option 3.
    Answered by: Watchdog
    Date published: 2019-04-25

    Is it necessary to keep battery charger "ON" all the time? I am concerned about overcharging.

    Asked by: nairam1
    The slide switch on that control panel is for the audible alarm feature on that system. That switch should be set to “ON” during normal standby conditions. The battery charger should be plugged in at all times, since the system is designed to maintain a fully charged battery. It will not overcharge it. For more information, contact our customer support team at 800-991-0466, option 3. We are available to take incoming calls from 9am – 5pm CT Monday through Friday.
    Answered by: Watchdog
    Date published: 2019-04-26

    I'd like to modify this pump for a more remote use. Does anybody know if I'd be able to put an end on it to plug into a vehicle's lighter socket? I'm not an electrical wiz obviously.

    Asked by: thomcat
    This system will not operate off of a vehicle’s lighter socket. It is designed for basement sump applications and requires the use of a 12V, deep-cycle battery. This is different from an automotive battery. For more information, please contact our customer support team at 800-991-0466, option 3. We are available to take incoming calls from 9am – 5pm CT Monday through Friday.
    Answered by: Watchdog
    Date published: 2019-10-30

    I wish to purchase the sump pump mod. BWE Sku 1000802950. What else do I need to go with this? They are all out of the drain kits at the store.

    Asked by: Ellen
    This system comes with a pump, control panel (with float switch, AC adapter and battery cables) and a battery box. You will need to supply a battery (recommend BW27-AGM battery), a 1 1/2 inch rigid PVC pipe and fittings, PVC cement and primer, and a surge protector rated at 1500 joules or more is recommended. You will also need and a union with hose clamps, or a "Y" connector with 2 check valves, depending on which installation method you use. For more information, please contact our customer support team at 800-991-0466, option 3. We are available to take incoming calls from 9am - 5pm CT Monday through Friday. You can also view installation videos at www.basementwatchdog.com.
    Answered by: Watchdog
    Date published: 2018-10-08

    Does this Battery Backup Sump Pump come with the battery or does the battery have to be bought separately?

    Asked by: Herm
    Basement Watchdog battery backup systems do not come with batteries. Batteries are always sold separately. The recommended battery for this system is the Basement Watchdog Maintenance-Free battery (model BW27-AGM). For more information, please contact our customer support team at 800-991-0466, option 3. We are available to take incoming calls from 9am - 5pm CT Monday through Friday.
    Answered by: Watchdog
    Date published: 2019-02-21

    How do I know if this is an appropriate backup system for my sump?

    Asked by: Julius
    This backup system pumps 1000GPH at 10 foot of head and works with most AC primary pumps. The pump is 8.5 inches tall and 4.5 inches in diameter with a 2 inch elbow coming out of it. For more information, you can contact our customer support team at 800-991-0466, option 3. We are available to take incoming calls from 9am – 5pm CT Monday through Friday.
    Answered by: Watchdog
    Date published: 2019-10-23
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