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kwalt

02:13PM | 05/14/03
Member Since: 05/13/03
2 lifetime posts
Bvplumbing
We are looking to install a battery backup sump pump with an alarm. The two I'm considering are the Ace in the Hole & Watchdog. Can anyone make any recomendations? I'm also looking for any comparison reports on this topic.

plumber Tom

05:08PM | 05/15/03
Member Since: 05/10/03
801 lifetime posts
Both are good name brands. Instruct your installer to do a "piggyback" installation. This means your existing sump pump is on the bottom, and will be the primary pump to remove water. The battery pump is on top, and installed in tandem with a tee.In the event of a power failure, the water level would rise to operate the battery pump. Check the indicator light on the batery every month. A typical installation, with an existing pump will run from $275.00 to $ 375.00. I hope this reply has helped you some.

plumber Tom

05:17PM | 05/15/03
Member Since: 05/10/03
801 lifetime posts
Forgot to mention, before you buy a BOP (battery operated pump) compare prices on ebay. They have the basement watchdogs. 1st get the retail price from your supplier, then go to www.ebay.com and look for a deal. add these factors: Final auction price. S & H charge. You may or may not be better off then to just go buy one. let me know how u make out.

kwalt

09:13AM | 05/16/03
Member Since: 05/13/03
2 lifetime posts
Thank you Tom for your help! We'll be checking into this some more.
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