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Overview

Model # BWE Store SKU # 1000802950

The Basement Watchdog Emergency battery backup sump pump system offers basement flood protection at a great price. It will automatically begin pumping to protect your basement from a power outage, primary pump or float switch failure and provide extra pumping capacity when needed. The control box monitors the battery, pump, and power conditions 24 hours a day. It will sound an alarm, give a visual light and pinpoint the problem. This advanced warning allows you to take corrective action so you can be sure your backup sump pump system will always be ready to pump. It gives peace of mind with a dual float switch, easy to understand alarms, 1,000 GPH pumping capacity at 10 ft lift, and long lasting battery, you can feel safe that the Basement Watchdog is watching out for you.

  1. Pumps 2,000 GPH at 0 ft. of lift and 1,000 GPH at 10 ft. of lift
  1. User-friendly control panel monitors pump, power and battery conditions 24 hours a day and provides visual and audible alarms to describe what to do for easy maintenance
  1. Dual float switch provides 2 times the protection
  1. Automatic 0.4 Amp charger keeps the battery at full charge to provide days of intermittent pumping power on a single battery charge
  1. Fluid sensor monitors fluid level of the battery
  1. Compatible with both wet cell and maintenance-free AGM batteries (battery not included - sold separately)

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
Length
6.5
Packaged Depth (in inches)
10
Packaged Height (in inches)
12
Packaged Weight (In lbs)
9.5
Packaged Width (in inches)
17

Details

Country of Origin
CN-China
Facilities Maintenance
No

Warranty / Certifications

2-year limited warranty. Call 800-991-0466 for additional information
1/4 HP Emergency Battery Backup Automatic Sump PumpBasement Watchdog 1/4 HP Emergency Battery Backup Automatic Sump PumpThe Basement Watchdog Emergency battery backup sump pump system offers basement flood protection at a great price. It will automatically begin pumping to protect your basement from a power outage, primary pump or float switch failure and provide extra pumping capacity when needed. The control box monitors the battery, pump, and power conditions 24 hours a day. It will sound an alarm, give a visual light and pinpoint the problem. This advanced warning allows you to take corrective action so you can be sure your backup sump pump system will always be ready to pump. It gives peace of mind with a dual float switch, easy to understand alarms, 1,000 GPH pumping capacity at 10 ft lift, and long lasting battery, you can feel safe that the Basement Watchdog is watching out for you.
Basement Watchdog
1000802950
CAD2992024-02-21
The Home Depot Canada
1/4 HP Emergency Battery Backup Automatic Sump Pump is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 230.
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Rated 3 out of 5 by from 1/4 HP is on the light side for a sump pump. It works, but on the expensive side when you add the cost of a battery, The pump could be a little bigger or at least have the option to get a 1/3 or 1/2 HP pump. The lift on my sump is about 8 Feet and this pump strains to push the water out but it does pump the water out slowly. I added a check valve to this line as it runs independent to the main sump pump system. The other thing to be aware of is the size of the connection on this system, had to search around to find a reducer to match the 1.5: ABS pipe on my drain line. For all these reasons I gave this system a 3 star rating. mainly due to the fact it works, but could be better.
Date published: 2020-04-23
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 Very solid backup Using it to backup a 1/2 HP pump and i am pumping straight up close to 10 ft, then about 50 yards horizontally. Where my main pump takes a minute or 2 to drain the pit, this is probably 4 or 5 mins which is great and exactly what i was hoping. Very solid backup and not hard to set up.
Date published: 2021-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Easy install, and it works great... tried CDN tire brand twice and after the 2nd return... i bought the watchdog... yep 70 bucks more, but well worth it :)
Date published: 2023-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product! It has already worked during a power failure. It saved a flood in our basement!
Date published: 2020-08-02
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 3 out of 5 by from Just Alright Flimsy design and weak pumping. This thing will only keep you out of trouble for a short time, but it will please your insurance company.
Date published: 2020-02-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Une sur deux fonctionne sans problème Bizarrement une des deux achetées a des ratés, le rotor semble tourner mais aucune eau en sort. Je laisse le temps passer avant de contacter le service à la clientèle pour savoir si le problème est au niveau de la pompe ou de l’installation (bouchon d’air).
Date published: 2023-09-21
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Are you able to connect a hose for drainage into a laundry sink?

Asked by: Dave39
Please note I am not a plumber or building contractor, just an ordinary “joe”. I suppose you could but subject to building code restrictions/regulations. Ideally, the discharge should be direct to the outside using rigid piping or connected to the existing sump pump discharge pipe (again to the outside) with a Y connector and “check” valve. I found the flexible piping unsatisfactory as it is more likely to disconnect from the pump, which has happened to me multiple times. I am not sure why you would want to route sump discharge to a laundry sink instead of directly outside as it adds more discharge to sewers, etc., which is not ideal when there are periods of heavy rain, storm sewage blockages, etc. I have had this backup for a few years now so far have add no problems. I use it at my summer home which has a four foot crawl space and sump basin and set-up was easy with the instructions provided.
Answered by: Merc
Date published: 2024-01-02

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: 2021-03-26

does it come with a battery

Asked by: kjgfkgtkh
Batteries are sold separately on all of our systems. 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: 2021-06-30

basement watchdog model bwe. sku.1000802950 -269.00..does this unit come with a battery

Asked by: joe bob
The battery was a separate buy, which we ordered online from Home Depot.
Answered by: Merc
Date published: 2023-04-20

Does the charger \ controller work with a LiFePho4 battery?

Asked by: Keith
does not work as stated My basement flooded last storm April10
Answered by: 73 steeple hill
Date published: 2023-04-16

Hi, Is this backup sump pump CSA or UPC certificated?

Asked by: Kevin
The charger on the Basement Watchdog Emergency system is UL listed for USA and Canada. 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: 2022-06-17

Will a 12V automotive battery with Cranking Amps (@ 0°C): 505 work to power the system? If so, what kind of run time would you estimate?

Asked by: Jaclyn
CCA are measured over a 30second period of full load but in no way indicate the reserve capacity of the battery. It’s best to use a Deep Cycle Battery for its reserve capacity is 2-3x that of a comparable Car Battery.
Answered by: ADO1
Date published: 2022-05-02

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
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