Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Scoot

Sump pumps

9 posts in this topic

I'm looking for a sump pump that is dependable and well built and that requires 8 or fewer amps. Anyone have any suggestions?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The ones I got at large farm supply store FF have been working fine for years. There are two switch types. Both have been ok. One is a cord with a ball on the end that floats up. The other has a lever on top connected to a float.

I have the cast iron ones (two pumps, one of each switch type) in my basement.

If it would be a big deal if they quit, you might want to think about your backup strategy for both pump and electricity.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you got them at FF, they're likely Wayne brand. They draw too many amps for my purposes. I'm looking for something that draws fewer amps than that.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm guessing your making a backup pump using a 12 volt battery and an inverter? If so why not use an 12 v automatic bulge pump and skip the inverter. It won't have a lot of lift but plenty of volume.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A good guess, ST, but no quite! I'm looking for a sump pump that I can run along with my furnace fan with my generator. I've got a 2000 watt unit that is really only 1600 watt sustained. 1600/120=13.33 amps that I can handle. I believe my furnace fan requires 4 amps and I'd like to find a sump pump that I can run with 8 amps- that'll leave me a tiny bit of slop for any loss I might get from running the cord from the generator to the sump/furnace.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

on the net I found a 1/3 hp Stormpro that claims 250 watts or 2.1 Amps. The Wayne ratings are screwy since they say that a 1/3 HP draws 9.5 amps and a 1.0HP draw 10 amps. That is pretty strange.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for doing the digging- I searched and didn't find what I was looking for. Do you know anything about Stormpro? Are they any good?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I used the wayne brand in my sump bassen at home, they work well and are long lasting.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't know anything about storm pro from personal experience. I looked for reviews and didn't find much, although google groups might give some hits.

There is a site for "Metropolitan industries" who I think is the manufacturer. They have a PDF of a 32 page catalog/booklet that might be of interest. You will have to find it yourself since posting nonsponsor for profit links is not allowed.

It looks good, I will say.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • Thanks Rebel, very good answer.  I've been keeping track of the pressure for a week, now. 
    • Hey Rebel, what do you consider low and high pressure?  Perhaps a stupid question, but I just got a weather station so now I can start tracking barometric pressure. Right now the numbers don't mean much to me, been around 28-29% in the south metro the past few day and I don't know if that's low, high or middle.
    • Low pressure signals a front moving in, (Bad weather, wind may be  from the east or north) which usually puts them "on the feed", can have some hot and fast action. Likewise, a swing in the other direction, a high pressure system , (wind from the west or south) which signals clear skies and sunny weather, may do the same. The key to me, anyway, seems to be hitting it just as either front moves in. An extended low or long high may result in poor fishing. Remember the old adage, which also has to so with the pressure: "Wind from the east; fish bite the least...wind from the north , the fisherman goes not forth, wind from the south, blows the bait in the fish's mouth; wind from the west, is when the fishing is best". 
    • Those trumpers sure know how to keep things classy.
    • Is it true, the lower the pressure, the bite gets hot? Or the higher the barometric pressure the fish slow down on biting? 
    • Is that like saying "the lights are on, but nobodies  home.?
    • Newsie's where reporting on how the lights are on in the white house at 5am...   "First time in a long long time.."    
    • Beautiful!!! Can I ask what your dry brine for the side pork was?
    • Don't forget to get your Dihydrogen Monoxide detector as well!!! That's what we really need to be worried about!! Especially on and around lakes!
  • Our Sponsors