Thermoplastic And Cast-Iron Models
A.Y. McDonald releases the DuraMAC Sump Pump line. Rugged, durable thermoplastic models with tethered and vertical switches are available in 1/4, 3/10 and 1/3 horsepower. A 1/5 horsepower utility model is also available with no switch. All thermoplastic pumps come with a three-year warranty.
Cast-iron sump pumps are available in 3/10, 1/3 and 1/2 horsepower models with vertical or tethered switches. All cast-iron models come with a five-year warranty. A 1/3 horsepower EZ package comes prepackaged with a 1/3 horsepower cast-iron sump pump mounted on a base, with a check valve and discharge pipe also included. The EZ package also comes with a five-year warranty. www.aymcdonald.com
The latest innovations in sump pumps.
Pump Guide Rail
Liberty expands its line of pump guide rails with the GR22. This pump guide rail allows easier installation or removal of submersible pumps in deeper pits. This new model features heavy cast-iron construction and an efficient single-rail design. With a discharge size of 2 inches, the GR22 fits Liberty series FL150 thru 200 series effluent pumps (Model GR22-FL) and LE70, LE100, LEH150 and LEH200 series sewage pumps (Model GR22-LE).
An internal 2-inch thread on the pump mating claw will allow for adaptation to other pumps. www.libertypumps.com
Sump Pump Microprocessor
Blue Angel Pumps features Cap Switch technology for plumbers that ensures worry-free, reliable sump pump operation. The completely sealed, microprocessor-controlled switch is designed with no moving parts to wear or corrode over time. Detects the presence of water vs. air and determines the cycle time in which to keep the pump running. www.blueangelpumps.com
Combination Sump Pump System
Glentronics’ PHCC Pro Series PS-C33 combination sump pump system detects irregularities, sounds an alarm, and pinpoints problems and solutions on control panel. Backup pump will assist primary pump if excessive amounts of water are entering the sump. Pre-assembled for quick and easy installation, it features an energy-efficient permanent split capacitor motor, dual float switches on primary and backup pumps, an output terminals for connection to a security system or auto-dialer.
Continuous duty-rated, the PS-C33 can accommodate two B2200 batteries for 16 hours of continuous pumping. Automatically switches to battery power when AC fails. It is water-cooled, so there’s no oil to leak. Includes three-year warranty. www.stopflooding.com/proseries
Submersible Hydro-Solids Pump
Goulds Pumps’ Model HSU submersible pump has a recessed impeller, which easily accommodates large, stringy and fibrous solids without clogging. Because it is completely submersible, the HSU can be used in virtually any sump application.
Concentric design facilitates flow of pumpage and solids through the pump while minimizing loads. The heavy-duty motor adapter is extra thick in critical areas. Extended shroud encircles impeller and protects casing from wear. Cast-in elbow reduces parts and allows easy installation. www.gouldspumps.com
Water-Powered Back-Up Pump
Liberty Pumps introduces the new SJ10A SumpJet, an efficient, water-powered back-up pump that requires no electricity to operate. It features an integrated alarm and optional auto-dialer to call the homeowner if the unit has activated. This water-saving feature is especially important if the main sump pump has failed and the owner is away from home for an extended period of time. www.libertypumps.com
Water Pump Pliers
Knipex Tools introduces a major product improvement in its Cobra Water Pump Pliers. The new pliers now feature 30 percent more gripping power than previous models and a full 2-inch jaw capacity. The patented self-locking adjustment means that at the push of a button, the tool adjusts fast and securely to any work piece. Cobra Water Pump Pliers have special hardened teeth that are wear-resistant and its unique jaw configuration can grip any shaped object.
The textured, nonslip handles provide a secure grip for less stress and strain on hands and wrists, and the guard prevents the operator’s fingers from being pinched. www.knipex-tools.com