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Liberty Pumps 257 - 1/3 HP Cast Iron Submersible Sump Pump w/ Vertical Float

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4.9 out of 54.9 out of 54.9 out of 54.9 out of 54.9 out of 5
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Style
Primary Sumps Pumps
GPH
3000
Gallons
HP
1/3
Horse Power
Switch Type
Vertical Float Switch


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Automatic Submersible Cast Iron Sump Pump
A "workhorse" designed for years of reliable operation

Liberty's UNI-BODY Casting w/ Epoxy Coated Powder Coat Finish
A solid, one-piece housing that eliminates lower motor seal

Magnetically Operated Vertical Float Switch
Provides automatic operation in sump pits as small as 10-inches

Rugged, Energy Efficient & Thermally Protected 1/3 HP Motor
Hermetically sealed, permanently lubricated design

High-Temperature, Engineered Polymer Impeller
Vortex style design for superior solid handling

High Capacity 1-1/2" Discharge
Will replace most pumps without any plumbing changes

Quick-Disconnect 10' Standard Power Cord
Allows for easy replacement of cord without breaking motor seals

Non-Corrosive Stainless Steel Fasteners
Increases the lifespan of the pump even in the harshest sump pits

416 Stainless Steel Rotor Shaft
With permanently lubricated bearings for extended pump life

3-Year Limited Warranty


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Base
Min Sump Basin Size
10 Inch
Motor
Running Amps
5.2
Thermal Protection
Yes
Power Cord Length
10 Feet
Oil Free Motor
No
Starting Amps
8
Pump
Housing Material
Cast Iron
Solids Handling Size
.5 inch
Float Type
Vertical Float
GPH @ 0 feet
3000
GPH @ 5 feet
2700
GPH @ 10 feet
2250
GPH @ 15 feet
1560
GPH @ 20 feet
720
Discharge Port Size
1-1/2 Inch
Built-in check Valve
No
Float On
7 Inches
Float Off
3.5 Inches
Manual Override
No
Overview
Made in USA
Yes
Weight
21 Pounds
Product Length
9.5 Inches
Product Width
6.5 Inches
Product Height
10.7 Inches
Consumer Warranty
3 Years
UPC
671812002577
Model
257
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  4 Questions
Q: This pump requires a 10" diameter basin, but what about depth? Could I use it in a 5 gallon bucket that has an 11 inch diameter, and is 14 inches deep? My window well space is too small for a 22" deep sump basin
by B Crotty from Colorado on July 04, 2016

A: B Crotty,

I would not recommend putting a sump pump in a 5-gallon bucket.

18x22 is a standard basement pit.

How high vertically & how far horizontally are you pumping?
by Jim, Product Expert
Q: is the switch replacable & how much thanks
by Richard G from Michigan on December 03, 2014

A: The switch is replaceable however we do not offer these parts. These can be obtained through the Liberty Pumps WEBSITE. Please refer to them for pricing and availability.
by Jim, Product Expert
Q: Considering making the Liberty model 257 my primary sump pump and then making our existing Zoeller an emergency backup. We have a lot of iron in our water. Would the aluminum model 237 be better or worse for high iron content?
by Scott S from Maine on September 08, 2013

A: There really isn’t an advantage over cast iron or aluminum for you application. My concern would be the iron building up on the float of a model 237 and not allowing it to operate properly. You would need to periodically inspect it and clean it off. The other option if you have the room is to go with a model 233 which has a tether float switch.

by Jim, Product Expert
Q: What kind of warranty do you have on your pumps?
by John from Pennsylvania on July 03, 2012

A: Pump warranties vary from 1 year to 5 years depending on the pump and the manufacturer. That being said, all pumps should last a good 5-7 years or more providing they are installed properly.
by Jim, Product Expert
Liberty Pumps 257 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
5/5
Value
5/5
Overall
4.9 out of 54.9 out of 54.9 out of 54.9 out of 54.9 out of 5
Pros
Quiet (40)
High Quality (40)
Price (33)
I'd Buy It Again (23)
Durable (15)
Cons
None So Far (16)
Heavy (2)
Can't Hard Wire The Powe... (1)
Very Noisy (1)
Charged For Shipping Bec... (1)
97% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Jim, the Sump Pump Expert
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Total Reviews
30 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
1283 Helpful Votes
Sump Pumps Direct Recommended

Built in the good ol’ U.S.A. the Liberty model 257 is a well known name among plumbers and is a superior pump for the money. This cast iron pump is very efficient with 1/2 the running and starting amps of most other 1/3HP pumps in the same league and with a pumping capacity of 2700GPH at a 5 foot lift and the magnetically operated vertical float switch, this pump is one mean sucker! The 257 will handle any light duty applications with ease.
Unlike many other pumps out there, this pump features... more
Jim Recommends This Model
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William T.
Manchester, MD
Purchased from Sump Pumps Direct
Purchased 9/8/15
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
NOV.
11
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Better Thank The Big Box Stores
We were getting ready to seal our sump with a radon remediation system. I was concerned leaving an 18 yr. old pump in the pit. I looked in Lowes,Homedepot and True-value. All three had pumps made in China. I was able to get this American made pump tax free , free delivery to our door for less money. I'm a retired maintenance man from a local University. I am very impressed with the quality of this pump and would highly recommend it.
William Recommends This Liberty Pumps Product
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Todd H.
Otsego, MN
Purchased from Sump Pumps Direct
Purchased 7/12/13
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
DEC.
26
2015
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Float Issue Flooded Basement.
Bought this pump in July of 2013. It is a quite and heavy duty pump but the float will stick if it sits idle for too long. My sump system is very clean and I keep the pump and float clean so residue from water is not a problem. My basement flooded last month because the float stuck. I'm very disappointed with the sticky float so I ordered an electronic level switch. Do not buy any pump with an automatic switch.

Should have ordered Liberty none automatic pump with solid state switch combo.
Pros: Runs Quite
Cons: Bad Float Sticks
Jim, the Sump Pump Expert
Product Expert
Todd,
I'm sorry to hear of the problem you experienced with your Liberty pump. Unfortunately, most issues are caused by switch problems with most any pump. Have you followed the installation instruction instructions regarding the regular inspections and testing of your pump system?

2. Pump should be checked frequently for debris and/or build up which may interfere with pump or float switch operation. The float must be able to move freely through its complete travel without any restrictions. Pour enough water into the sump to activate the pump periodically (at least every 3 months) when not normally in use to verify proper function.


You can also call Liberty tech support at 800-543-2550 for additional troubleshooting assistance. If you have any other questions or Liberty directs you back to us for resolution of your issue, please let me know.

Sincerely,
Jim Owiecki
Sump Pumps Direct Product Expert
800-710-7499 X125
630-685-0025 - Direct
james@pedstores.com
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John S.
Plainfield, IL
Purchased from Sump Pumps Direct
Purchased 8/6/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
19
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
So Far So Good
I installed the pump about a month ago. Had 3 inches of rain 2 days later. Worked like a champ. I did have to secure the pipe to my wall as the pump did move inside the plastic pit
John Recommends This Liberty Pumps Product
John's Experience With Sump Pumps Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Pump arrived fast."
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Rick M.
Benton, KY
Purchased from Sump Pumps Direct
Purchased 8/17/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
12
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Liberty Pump 257
Just tested it today. Very quiet. Works great so far.
Rick Recommends This Liberty Pumps Product
Rick's Experience With Sump Pumps Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Service, order processing, shipping. Exceptional. I definitely would do business with them again. Their knowledge base is most helpful in determining what to order."
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Lenny J.
Broadview Heights, OH
Purchased from Sump Pumps Direct
Purchased 11/27/15
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
REVIEWED
DEC.
22
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Nice Pump. Well Made!
Nice pump.Well made, in the USA. Very quiet, easy to install. Float is high quality. I like this pump a lot and look forward to many years of trouble free service from it.
Pros: Quiet, High Quality, Price, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: None So Far
Lenny Recommends This Liberty Pumps Product
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Orest M.
Purchased from Sump Pumps Direct
Purchased 8/1/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
24
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Nice Heavy, Very Quiet Pump
Our house is 16 yrs old and had a sump pump installed in a sump pit when it was constructed. The pump works a lot when it rains and outside of a couple of incidents (air lock - the builders didn't drill a weeping hole in the exhaust pipe) it had worked wonderfully. But you always knew when it would turn on. It was loud enough that you could hear it on the second floor of our house. Given the pump's age and the fact that the float switch had broken, I figured I'd replace it.
After a bunch of... more
Orest Recommends This Liberty Pumps Product
Orest's Experience With Sump Pumps Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Oh, and delivery was almost instantaneous. I ordered on a Friday and received it on the following Monday, or was it Tuesday? Buying from Sump Pumps Direct was great. The range of products you offer was outstanding, value was great, ordering was simple, and most importantly, shipping was expeditious."
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Jeremy S.
Purchased from Sump Pumps Direct
Purchased 7/28/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
20
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Pump, Solid
Very quiet, solid pump. Float switch located on side of pump, lessons the chance of getting hung up or broke. I'm a first time user, so buy a quiet or silent check valve when you install pump directly below your bedroom!! Even when you brace pipe you still get the hammering.
Jeremy Recommends This Liberty Pumps Product
Jeremy's Experience With Sump Pumps Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
4/5

Shipping
5/5
"Very fast shipping!"
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Thomas N.
Orange, VA
Purchased from Sump Pumps Direct
Purchased 7/6/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
17
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Super Submersible Sump Pump
Very happy with my pump works great everything hooks up fine. Heavy duty cast iron body. I would recommend the pump to my friend very good quality built. I would buy from this place again very happy with the product.
Thomas Recommends This Liberty Pumps Product
Thomas's Experience With Sump Pumps Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"The sales staff was very helpful in helping me find the right pump for my house. I would recommend them to my friend and would buy future products in the future from them. I'm very happy with them, great place to buy from."
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Gerald J.
Northfield, OH
Purchased from Sump Pumps Direct
Purchased 5/16/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
06
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Service Was Great - Next Day Delivery
I needed a particular size and style to place in the sump to avoid changing the piping This one did the trick and works great.
Gerald Recommends This Liberty Pumps Product
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Stephen N.
Piermont, NH
Purchased from Sump Pumps Direct
Purchased 4/25/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
17
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Happy
High quality pump at a great price - don't waste your time and money on anything less!
Stephen Recommends This Liberty Pumps Product
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John T.
Lewiston, NY
Purchased from Sump Pumps Direct
Purchased 4/4/16
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
MAY.
13
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Perfect Solution
After I got a whole house generator installed I decided to change my old sump pump combination of an AC primary and battery backup to two AC pumps on separate circuits. I felt this would give me the most reliable system. The problem was my sump pump pit is only 14" in diameter. I looked at several pumps but it was Jim who proposed the 1/3 HP Liberty pump as an option. The more I looked into the size and specs. the better it looked In particular, the float switch is very compact. I... more
John Recommends This Liberty Pumps Product
John's Experience With Sump Pumps Direct
Web Site
4/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I'm very pleased with the both the product and service by SumpPumpsDirect."
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