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Wayne RPP50 - 1/2 HP Cast Iron Sewage Pump (2") w/ Piggyback Tether Float

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Model: RPP50
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Style
Sewage Pumps
GPH
5700
Gallons
HP
1/2
Horse Power
Switch Type
Piggy-Back Tether Float Switch
Piggy-Back Tether Float Switch
For automatic or manual operation

Epoxy Coated Cast Iron Construction
Offers years of reliable, trouble-free operation

High Capacity 2" Discharge
Capable of handling 2" solids

Designed For Easy Installation
No plumbing changes

Designed For Quiet Operation
Lower ball bearings keep the noise levels down


Base
Min Sump Basin Size
18 Inch
Motor
Running Amps
6.3
Thermal Protection
Yes
Power Cord Length
10 Feet
Oil Free Motor
No
Engine
HP
.5 hp
Pump
Housing Material
Cast Iron
Solids Handling Size
2 inch
Float Type
Piggy-Back Tether Switch
GPH @ 0 feet
5700
GPH @ 5 feet
4560
GPH @ 10 feet
3240
GPH @ 15 feet
900
Discharge Port Size
2 Inch
Built-in check Valve
No
Float On
16 Inches
Float Off
7.5 Inches
Manual Override
Yes
Overview
Weight
26 Pounds
Product Width
9.75 Inches
Product Height
14 Inches
Consumer Warranty
1 Year
UPC
040066207555
Model
RPP50
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  9 Questions
Q: Is this pump rated for outdoor use? I have a drainage sump at a low point of the driveway.
by John B from Texas on May 13, 2015

A: Most any sump or sewage pump can be installed outdoors, however all electrical connections must be done indoors or they need to be very well protected from the elements.
by Jim, Product Expert
Q: Can the plugs on this pump be cut and hard wired without any issue?
by Ralph from Kentucky on March 10, 2015

A: That is a field alteration and warranty is voided Yes it can be done NO WARRANTY if the cords are cut.
by Jim, Product Expert
Q: Is this pump use 110v or 230v?

by Anthony T from Texas on September 17, 2013

A: The Wayne model RPP50 is rated at 110 volts. Actually, most of our sewage pumps are rated for 110 volts. The few that are not, will be noted under the features on the pump product page if they are 240 volt rated.
by Jim, Product Expert
Q: how big of a pump do I need for a bath room in the basement.
by Art Miranda from Indiana on June 12, 2012

A: The Wayne model RPP50 would be more than sufficient or you might look at the Superior 1/2 HP Cast Iron Sewage Pump System model 93015 or the Bur-Cam 4/10 HP Heavy Duty Cast Iron Sewage Pump System model 400419T. These systems would provide everything you need with the exception of the PVC for your discharge and vent.
by Jim, Product Expert
Q: Do you have to use float switch or can you manually turn the pump on and off. it is a Wayne RPP50 - 1/2 HP Cast Iron Tether Float Switch Sewage Pump
by Gerald Baker from Pennsylvania on May 10, 2012

A: The Wayne model RPP50 does come with a "piggyback" style tether float switch and can be operated manually if you wish. Just be sure that you do NOT run it dry.
by Jim, Product Expert
Q: Is it ok if this pump gets submerged in 4 feet of water
by Tom Bice (Thomas C. Bice) from Wisconsin on December 20, 2011

A: No problem, however please keep in mind the the float would activate and drain most of your basin and would continue to operate in that fashion as long as the basin is filling with water.
by Jim, Product Expert
Q: Wayne RPP50 - 1/2 HP Cast Iron Tether Float Switch Sewage Pump.
The spec sheet states it runs at 6.3 amps but I have seen other ads elsewhere that show the same Wayne pump RPP50-1/2hp at 15 hp. Which is the accurate amps/ ^.3 or 15 amps?

by Gary from Louisiana on May 17, 2011

A: The 6.3 amp rating is the motor full load amps and the 15 amp rating is the minimum circuit amperage required for the pump.
by Jim, Product Expert
Q: RE: MODEL RPP50 IT HAS A 2" DISCHARGE. MY TRUCK WELL HAS A 1 1/2" PIPE TRU THE CONCRETE. CAN I REDUCE THIS PUMP FROM 2 TO 1 1/2 WITHOUT MESSING IT UP?
by FRED ESPOSITO from Florida on April 04, 2011

A: For sewage pumps, it is recommended that you keep the same discharge size since the pump is capable of handling 2" solids.
by Jim, Product Expert
Q: I 'm finishing my basement and I need a ejector pump since my main sewer pump is three feet above the basement floor. I'm putting in a sink, toilet, sink and a wet bar. What type of ejector pump would be best in my situation.
by Tim from New Jersey on January 30, 2011

A: What you just described is a standard sewage/ejector pump application.

A 4/10 or 1/2 HP sewage pump would meet your needs.
by Jim, Product Expert
Wayne RPP50 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
5/5
Value
5/5
Overall
4.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 5
Pros
Price (42)
I'd Buy It Again (30)
Quiet (29)
Easy To Use (16)
Durable (15)
Cons
Packaging (4)
Durability (2)
Heavy (2)
No Cons (1)
No 0 Cons (1)
94% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Charles
Purchased from Sump Pumps Direct
Purchased 1/7/15
Total Helpful Votes
12 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
JAN.
13
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Replacement For A 1101/1102rp Pump
The bearings in my Power Flush 1101 system's pump failed after 10 years of use. The replacement 1102RP pump was going to cost nearly $400. I found the RPP50 and it was a similar size and pumping spec (I only needed 10' of lift). The only complication was the float switch that comes with the RPP50 won't work in the Power Flush's tank.

Originally I thought I'd be able to just remove the original pump's power cord and install it through the waterproof connection on the RPP50. But I found... more
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Pros: Price, Quiet, High Quality, Exceeded Expectations
Charles Recommends This Wayne Product
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Michael D.
Polk City, FL
Purchased from Sump Pumps Direct
Purchased 3/16/17
REVIEWED
APR.
08
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Just What I Wanted, Installed Wasily And Works Perfectly
This pump was to replace a similar pump that had been in the pump station for about five years. Replacement was exactly what I wanted, Thank You.
Pros: Price, I'd Buy It Again, Easy To Use, Fast
Cons: Cable could be longer to reach Outlet had to use extension cable
Michael Recommends This Wayne Product
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David R.
Nekoosa, WI
Purchased from Sump Pumps Direct
Purchased 2/27/17
REVIEWED
MAR.
21
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
This Pump Is Awesome. Plenty Of Horsepower And Quiet
Pump was as advertised.
Pros: Price, Quiet, Durable, Exceeded Expectations
David Recommends This Wayne Product
David's Experience With Sump Pumps Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Sump Pumps Direct was a pleasure to work with. The pump was arrived within two days and was a breeze to install. Would order from them again."
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James R L.
Arlington, WA
Purchased from Sump Pumps Direct
Purchased 1/29/17
Total Reviews
4 Reviews
REVIEWED
MAR.
14
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Wayne Rpp50-1/2 Hp Cast Iron Sewage Pump (2") W/tether Float
Looks like a well made product. As to other qualities I can't say, as the pump is still sitting on my dinning room floor, I haven't installed it as yet.
Pros: I'd Buy It Again, Easy To Use, Durable, High Quality
James Recommends This Wayne Product
James's Experience With Sump Pumps Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"They are my "go to" supplier, fast service."
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Ryan L.
Princeton, MN
Purchased from Sump Pumps Direct
Purchased 11/29/16
REVIEWED
MAR.
04
2017
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Seemed Like A Good Buy At The Time
Very cost wise cheap pump, seemed like it was built heavy and good quality but ONLY lasted 5-6 months and WARRANTY is a complete joke. I wish warranty would go through were I purchased.
Pros: Price, Quiet, Easy To Use
Cons: Unreliable, Durability
Ryan Recommends This Wayne Product
Jim, the Sump Pump Expert
Product Expert
Ryan,
In most instances, working directly with the mfg for a warranty claim will expedite the process.
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Ryan's Experience With Sump Pumps Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
4/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great place to purchase."
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Gerald G.
Portal, GA
Purchased from Sump Pumps Direct
Purchased 2/7/17
REVIEWED
FEB.
28
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Product Does Just What We Needed
We've ordered twice and have been satisfied.
Pros: Price, I'd Buy It Again, Easy To Use, High Quality
Cons: Heavy
Gerald Recommends This Wayne Product
Gerald's Experience With Sump Pumps Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great septic pump."
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Gary K.
Soddy Daisy, TN
Purchased from Sump Pumps Direct
Purchased 1/23/17
REVIEWED
FEB.
14
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Too Soon To Know For Sure, But...
I purchased this RPP50 pump to replace the same identical pump which failed after almost exactly 2 years (being used as a septic effluent pump). The pump previous to that was an Ace Hardware Model 44855 (more expensive), also built by Wayne, which lasted 5 years. Prior to that were a couple of heavy and expensive Zoeller units, which lasted a few years each.

Bottom line: no pump is going to last forever in this environment. Since this pump is easy to change out and inexpensive, I will... more
Pros: Price, Quiet
Cons: Durability
Gary Recommends This Wayne Product
Gary's Experience With Sump Pumps Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Very pleased with the service and selection. Would definitely recommend and use again."
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Rick Y.
Bettendorf, IA
Purchased from Sump Pumps Direct
Purchased 1/13/17
REVIEWED
JAN.
14
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Service & Faster Shipping Than Expected Amazing!
Ordered, shipped, installed and working in less than 24 hours from order time. I cannot say enough about how impressed I was on getting this pump so fast. I highly recommend Sump Pump Direct.
Pros: Price, I'd Buy It Again, Quiet, Exceeded Expectations
Rick Recommends This Wayne Product
Rick's Experience With Sump Pumps Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Twenty four hour order to install and working what else is there to say, great service."
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Steve P.
Eastland, TX
Purchased from Sump Pumps Direct
Purchased 12/16/16
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
JAN.
10
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Awesome
Great service, product and price!
Pros: Price, I'd Buy It Again, High Quality, Exceeded Expectations
Steve Recommends This Wayne Product
Steve's Experience With Sump Pumps Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Website made it easy to find and buy my pump was out over the holiday and needed. Shipped quick and arrived on time."
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David C.
Saratoga, CA
Purchased from Sump Pumps Direct
Purchased 11/25/16
REVIEWED
DEC.
20
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Happy With The Wayne Rpp50
This replaced a Little Giant 9SN-CIA-RF. Even though the Wayne pump is rated at less flow it seems like it empties the sump faster. The Wayne pump is significantly quieter. The Little Giant pump was in service for 12 years and failed because of being run dry due to a faulty switch. I wonder about the longevity of the Wayne RPP50 but for now it's running great and was easy to install.
Pros: Price, Quiet, I'd Buy It Again, Easy To Use
David Recommends This Wayne Product
David's Experience With Sump Pumps Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"It's hard to beat Sump Pumps Direct with its great selection, world-class website with accurate search tools, large inventory, lowest pricing, no sales tax (in my case), free shipping, fast order processing, and excellent customer service/advice from a knowledgeable industry professional."
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Raymond L.
Punta Gorda, FL
Purchased from Sump Pumps Direct
Purchased 10/26/16
REVIEWED
NOV.
17
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Pump
Does What I Need and Then some.
Pros: Price, I'd Buy It Again, Quiet, Durable
Cons: Heavy
Raymond Recommends This Wayne Product
Raymond's Experience With Sump Pumps Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great Value/Great Product/Great Service"
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