Regardless of if you live in a flood zone or if you have experienced the end of winter by seeing the melting snow seep into your home, you do not want to deal with the hassle of cleanup!
So you have a sump pump, that’s great! But you want to have the peace of mind that if the power goes out, your home will still be protected from excessive water.
That’s where the Basepump HB 1000 – Pro comes in!
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Considering this is a no battery, no charger needed a backup sump pump, this is a very powerful pump.
Differing from the Basepump HB 1000, this model has a dual check valve that will prevent backflow. Many cities have this as a requirement in their plumbing codes to prevent sump water from entering the city water, which is definitely understandable.
Many models of backup sump pumps do not have this valve included. Instead, you must do your own research and purchase it on your own.
Additionally, the Basepump HB 1000 Pro includes push-in pipe fittings and a shutoff valve. Again, most systems do not include all of these features which is what makes this model a ‘Pro.’
This model was also in response to those who purchased the Basepump HB 1000 but wanted a model that was easier to install and came will all the additional parts, relieving the need to do additional research finding parts.
You have probably already done your basic research, but this is still worth repeating.
For those with ONLY well water, you cannot have a water powered backup sump pump as these systems rely on high water pressure to run and a primary reason for purchasing one is so it will take over when the electricity fails.
Also, check that you have the necessary water pressure prior to purchasing.
How can you do this?
Simply go to your outdoor faucet and see if you can fill a 5-gallon bucket in less than 40 seconds. If this is the case, you should be fine to purchase this model! Keep in mind though that if you have installed things that could affect the flow, such as water softener or a frost-proof spigot, this test will not be adequate.
If so far you have passed all of the above requirements, the other reason this may work for you is the easier installation! Although it is still recommended you have some plumbing experience, this model is a lot simpler to install with all of the parts on hand and easy to reach customer service should you find you need additional help.
A complete novice completed the installation of this backup sump pump in around 4 hours, so it can be done! I would suggest checking out the Basepump installation videos on youtube as they were very helpful. The only problem I encountered was my ceiling not being configured the same way as the ones in the instructions and videos, but as a generic handyman, it wasn’t difficult to rig something. Also, once I had completed the install, I took pictures and had the company review my work, so helpful!
Click here to read the original testimonial from Christopher Hunding
If your main issue is power outages, this might be the perfect option for you! A problem you may run into that you should consider before installing would be adding a water line that will reach the pump. Luckily for me, I had one nearby and used at the joint to pretty easily rig it. Definitely worth the cost of the product to give you peace of mind!
Click here to read the original testimonial from Balance776
Question: What does the input water versus output sump water look like in terms of numbers?
Answer: To be exact, you would have to consider multiple factors. On average though, with about 60 lbs of pressure, you should get about a gallon of input water to 1.5 ish gallons of sump pump water out. Increase the pounds of pressure, increase the gallons of sump pump water heading out.
Question: Can the Basepump HB 1000 Pro run on a ½ inch supply water line?
Answer: The easy answer is no. As with the 1000 model, this model is arguably the most powerful on the market and therefore needs a larger water supply at ¾ inches. If you are really interested, you should contact their customer service, they could give you alternatives.
Question: Is the product worth the extra money?
Answer: Unless you have a specific preference for the type of fittings, valves, and adapters then this model is definitely worth the cost and will probably save you money in the long run. If you do the math, the extra cost for this model versus the HB 1000 is actually lower than purchasing the HB 1000 and the needed extra parts.
If you need the power and your water pressure can meet the psi needs, the Basepump HB 1000 Pro just may be the water powered backup pump you’ve been looking for!
With all of the additional parts included, it makes for a relatively easy to install yourself, reliable pump!
Although this model has not been on the market for very long, those that have purchased it seem to really enjoy being able to install it themselves and having a backup sump pump they can rely on.