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Little Giant VCMA-15ULS Condensate Removal 1/50 HP Pump with Safety Switch
From the Manufacturer This Little Giant condensate removal pump with safety switch comes with a 1/50 HP motor. It has a 1/2 gallon ABS tank and a 6 foot cord. It is UL listed. It comes with a 6 foot power cord, stainless steel shaft and thermal overload protection. Product Description The company that has always been the forerunner in condensate removal pump design, introduces the new generation VCMA Series. Adding features for every installation. Fully Automatic, new generation float arm for enhanced reliability. Suitable for high-efficiency, gas-furnace condensate. 3 drain holes with 20ft. shut off head and 8.7 PSI. Capable of drawing 50 GPH @ 5ft.. Intermittent Liquid Temp. up to 120deg F. Little Giant Pump Company once again defines state-of-the-art in pump design. UL and CSA listed. 1-year limited warranty. Flow (GPH): 65 GPH with a 1 ft. rise, Volts: 115, HP: 1/60, Max. Total Head (ft.): 15, Max. Suction Lift (ft.): 5, Discharge Port (in.): 3/8, Volute: Glass-filled Flame Retardant Polypropylene, Impeller Shaft: Glass-filled Flame Retardant Polypropylene, Power Cord (ft.): 6, Thermal Overload Protection: Yes
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107 of 108 found the following review helpful:
easy to install, works flawlesslyAug 01, 2009
By John Kenney
I've been staying with some folks for a while and noticed that they manually emptied their dehumidfier daily. They've been doing it for 8 years!
I installed this pump in no time and they'll never have to empty it again!
This pump works great. Very basic, but it does the job nicely. It makes very little noise. Turns on / off smoothly and quietly. Pumps for a few seconds to clear out the basin and then goes back to rest until it fills again.
The pump does not come with either inbound or outbound tubing / hose, so you will need to buy them separately.
Also, I found the instructions a bit skimpy and less clear than they could have been. You just need to read it closely and do a bit of fiddling to get it to work properly.
As elsewhere mentioned in these reviews, a key thing is to ensure that the water / condensate source (i.e., the dehumidifier or AC unit) is higher than the Little Giant pump. This allows the water to flow easily 'downhill' into the Little Giant basin.
In my case, this required putting the dehumidifier about 8" up on a box, then fiddling with the hose to ensure it flowed cleaning downhill to the pump.
52 of 52 found the following review helpful:
Exceeds SpecsJun 09, 2008
By J. Gardner
I have this pump handling my furnace and AC condensation. It's pumping straight up 6 1/2 feet and then propelling the water another 15 feet through flexible tubing in the ceiling before it begins a downward descent through pvc pipe. No problems. It comes on almost every five minutes when the AC is on. So far this pump has been perfectly reliable.
34 of 35 found the following review helpful:
Fast Delivery, Great Service, Excellent ProductMar 18, 2008
By S. Appleby
Excellent condensate removal pump for high-efficiency furnaces and other applications requiring constant water removal. This was bought as a replacement and performs better than the last pump. The company packaged this product with care and speed, and this arrived a day and a half after being ordered on Amazon with regular shipping. Brilliant all around!
21 of 21 found the following review helpful:
Little Giant pump for dehumidifierAug 08, 2008
By J. Szanto
Works great. Simple and does what it is supposed to...Pumps water from drainhose in the dehumidifier. I was looking for a dehumidifier with a pump, but heard some bad reviews on the pumps breaking before the dehumidifier did.
This solved the problem of emptying the bucket.
17 of 17 found the following review helpful:
Quiet operationAug 19, 2009
By Dr. Stuart Gitlow
My HVAC contractor installed Beckett condensate pumps with our two home furnaces. Over the course of three years, both broke. Typically, the circuit would get stuck on the operational position and the pump would run dry, then continue running until burning itself out. Luckily, the Beckett pumps were noisy enough that I often heard the continued running and could bang on it to stop it, then clean it so the problem might not recur for a few months. I finally got fed up and replaced one with this Little Giant unit. The first thing I noticed was that this pump runs quietly. In fact, after installing it, I filled the reservoir with water to test it and thought there must be something wrong with the power cord until I saw water going into the drain in the nearby utility room. The next thing I noticed was that the build quality of this mechanism seems to be superior to that of the Beckett. I'm hoping that translates as better long term reliability. After one full season, I've had no difficulties. Overall I'd give my vote to this unit if only for the quiet operation.
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