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

Model # BWE|Store SKU # 1000802950

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
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 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
CAD241
The Home Depot Canada
1/4 HP Emergency Battery Backup Automatic Sump Pump is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 185.
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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 This was very easy to setup and use. It pumps more water than I thought it would. I am using it... This was very easy to setup and use. It pumps more water than I thought it would. I am using it to pump water from a storage tank.
Date published: 2021-05-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works well with exception of having to add hole for... Works well with exception of having to add hole for to prevent air lock
Date published: 2021-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This was a replacement because our old one got completely... This was a replacement because our old one got completely submerged in flood water. But I'll tell you that little pump did its best to keep up until it went completely under. We replaced it with the same one because we were so happy with the quality. Having a battery backup is the key.
Date published: 2021-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Had the watch dog emergency back up battery sump pump... Had the watch dog emergency back up battery sump pump installed by licensed plumbers and unit works great.
Date published: 2021-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly what I needed rite in the store... Exactly what I needed rite in the store
Date published: 2021-02-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from No battery in the battery box it is just a... No battery in the battery box it is just a cover (rip off for this price)
Date published: 2021-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delivery was quick and worked as expected... Delivery was quick and worked as expected
Date published: 2021-01-09
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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: 2021-02-02

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

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: 2020-12-16

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: 2020-11-18

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: 2020-11-18

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: 2020-11-18

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: 2021-02-27

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
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