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Liberty Pumps 281 - 1/2 HP Cast Iron Submersible Sump Pump w/ Integral Tether Float

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Model: 281
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Style
Primary Sumps Pumps
GPH
4080
Gallons
Switch Type
Tether Float Switch


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Automatic Submersible Cast Iron Sump Pump
For high head (up to 30') and/or high output applications

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

Quick-Disconnect Wide Angle Tether Float Switch (Non-Piggyback)
Provides automatic operation in sump pits as small as 14-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 & Rotor Shaft
Increases the lifespan of the pump even in the harshest sump pits
Permanently lubricated upper/lower bearings for extended life

Removable Stainless Steel Bottom Screen
Keeps larger debris from damaging the pump

3-Year Limited Warranty


Base
Min Sump Basin Size
14 Inch
Motor
Voltage
120 Volt
Running Amps
8
Thermal Protection
Yes
Power Cord Length
10 Feet
Oil Free Motor
No
Starting Amps
23
Engine
Horsepower
.5 hp
Pump
Housing Material
Cast Iron
Solids Handling Size
.75 inch
Float Type
Tether Switch
GPH @ 0 feet
4080
GPH @ 5 feet
3750
GPH @ 10 feet
3360
GPH @ 15 feet
2940
GPH @ 20 feet
2520
Discharge Port Size
1-1/2 Inch
Built-in check Valve
No
Float On
13.5 Inches
Float Off
7 Inches
Manual Override
No
Overview
Made in USA
Yes
Weight
29 Pounds
Product Length
9.5 Inches
Product Width
6.5 Inches
Product Height
13 Inches
Consumer Warranty
3 Years
UPC
671812002812
Model
281
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Q: I would like to know how many watts a 1/3 or 1/2 hp sump pump has, because i was think of buying a portable generator in case the power goes off.
by Tom B. from New York on September 03, 2012

A: That really depends on the pump. Some are more efficient than others. For example, the 1/3HP Basement Watchdog model BW1033 has a running amp rating of 3.5 and a starting amp rating of 7. When you figure the watts by the formula of amps times volts equals watts ( A X V = W), you get 420 running watts and 840 starting watts. But when you look at the Zoeller 1/3HP model M53, that pump has a running amp rating of 9.6 and a starting amp rating of 29.6 or 1152 running watts and 3552 starting watts.
by Jim, Product Expert

Liberty Pumps 281 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
5/5
Value
5/5
Overall
5.0 out of 55.0 out of 55.0 out of 55.0 out of 55.0 out of 5
Pros
High Quality (1)
Fast (1)
Exceeded Expectations (1)
Price (1)
Cons
None to display.
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Steve F.
Farmington Hills, MI
Purchased from Sump Pumps Direct
Purchased 3/15/17
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
MAR.
17
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Liberty 281, Best Sump Pump I've Had.
I built my house in 1994, there's a high water table and it's hard on sump pumps. From 1994-2008, I went though four big box store 1/2 HP pumps, ave. cost $125-150. On 2-27-08 I installed a Liberty 281 pump, and it's lasted to the present 3-17-17. It's still pumping strong, but in the last week the float switch occasionally didn't turn on, and might be starting to go bad. I was very happy with this pump, so far it has lasted 9 years, that's 3x as long as any pump I've had previously. I was... more
Pros: Price, Exceeded Expectations, Fast, High Quality
Steve Recommends This Liberty Pumps Product
Steve's Experience With Sump Pumps Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I ordered a new pump on Wed. morning 3-15-17, and it was on my front porch the next day when I got home from work."
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