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Zoeller N98 - 1/2 HP Cast Iron Submersible Sump Pump w/ LevelGuard™ Switch

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Model: SPD-N98KIT
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Primary Sumps Pumps
GPH
4320
Gallons
Switch Type
Electronic


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Includes LevelGuard™ Electronic Sump Pump Control
The most dependable electronic switch on the market today

“Field-Effect” Sensing Technology - NO MOVING PARTS
Eliminates the #1 failure mode in traditional sump pump systems

Submersible Non-Automatic Cast Iron Sump Pump
Offers years of reliable, trouble-free operation

No Sheet Metal Parts To Rust Or Corrode
Stainless steel screws, guard, handle, arm and seal assembly

Thermally Protected, Permanent Split Capacitor Motor
Oil-filled and hermetically sealed to prevent overheating

Carbon & Ceramic Shaft Seal
Assures maximum protection for extended pump life

Powder Coated Epoxy Finish
Provides a corrosion resistant exterior

Clog-Resistant Design
No screen to interfere with flowing debris
Capable of passing 1/2" diameter solids

Industry Leading Quality Control
Entire unit is pressure tested after assembly

3-Year Warranty on Pump & 5-Year Warranty on LevelGuard™
This Product is a Kit and contains the following items
1 x Zoeller N98 - 1/2 HP Cast Iron Submersible Sump Pump (Non-Automatic) (N98)
1 x LevelGuard Z24800A1Z - Electronic Sump Pump Switch (Z24800ALZ)


Base
Min Sump Basin Size
18 Inch
Motor
Voltage
120 Volt
Running Amps
9.4
Thermal Protection
Yes
Power Cord Length
15 Feet
Oil Free Motor
No
Starting Amps
29.2
Engine
Horsepower
.5 hp
Pump
Housing Material
Cast Iron
Solids Handling Size
.5 inch
Float Type
Electronic
GPH @ 0 feet
4320
GPH @ 5 feet
4320
GPH @ 10 feet
3660
GPH @ 15 feet
2700
GPH @ 20 feet
1500
Discharge Port Size
1-1/2 Inch
Built-in check Valve
No
Manual Override
Yes
Overview
Made in USA
Yes
Weight
38 Pounds
Product Length
10.125 Inches
Product Width
7.875 Inches
Product Height
12.06 Inches
Consumer Warranty
3 Years
UPC
053514029470
Model
SPD-N98KIT
N98 Specs
Base
Min Sump Basin Size
18 Inch
Motor
Voltage
120 Volt
Running Amps
9.4
Thermal Protection
Yes
Power Cord Length
15 Feet
Oil Free Motor
No
Starting Amps
29.2
Engine
Horsepower
.5 hp
Pump
Housing Material
Cast Iron
Solids Handling Size
.5 inch
GPH @ 0 feet
4320
GPH @ 5 feet
4320
GPH @ 10 feet
3660
GPH @ 15 feet
2700
GPH @ 20 feet
1500
Discharge Port Size
1-1/2 Inch
Built-in check Valve
No
Manual Override
Yes
Overview
Made in USA
Yes
Weight
38 Pounds
Product Length
10.125 Inches
Product Width
7.875 Inches
Product Height
12.06 Inches
Consumer Warranty
3 Years
Z24800ALZ Specs
Motor
Power Cord Length
9 Feet
Pump
Float Type
Electronic
Overview
Made in USA
Yes
Weight
1.7 Pounds
Product Length
10.1 Inches
Product Width
2.4 Inches
Product Height
1.1 Inches
Consumer Warranty
5 Years
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  4 Questions
Q: Will the LevelGuard sensor in this configuration work in a separate lift / effluent tank being pumped to a mound? No solids should be going from the septic tank to the lift or effluent tank. I know LevelGuard sells a sewage sensor, but it seems this sensor should work fine where no large solids are present.

Thanks ... Bill

by Bill A from Minnesota on October 22, 2015

A: Actually, in a sewage application, even though there are no solids being pumped and you are only dealing with the effluent, the LevelGuard Z24803PTZ - Electronic Sewage & Effluent Pump Switch should be used due to the more acidic nature of the liquids being pumped.
by Jim, Product Expert
Q: Jim:

Is the "LevelGuard Switch" resistant to build up on its surface? My sump water seems to be high in calcium...it builds up deposits on the pumps and floats. I generally have to de-scale my pumps and floats every 1-2 years.

Thanks in advance,
Wayne

by Wayne J from Minnesota on December 20, 2014

A: While we do not have any specific answer to how the LevelGuard reacts to the buildup of various materials, it will handle a certain amount of buildup. Generally, this highly dependent upon what the build-up material consists of. For a non-porous, non conductive material such as peanut butter the thickness would be 4 to 5 mm. For a material that soaks up water as it sits it would be considerably lower. For more specific answers, you might contact LevelGuard tech support at (877) 342-3261.
As with any sump pump system, all manufacturers recommend that your system be inspected every 3-6 months to insure that they are operating correctly and that the basins are free and clean of any debris that may impede the operation of the pumps or float switch.
by Jim, Product Expert
Q: My Zoller pump has a threaded female connector on the body. What am I expected to put between the pump body and the bottom clamp of this check valve?
by BN from California on September 17, 2014

A: Typical installations will include the discharge PVC Sch40 pipe screwed into the pump discharge port and extending approximately 2-3 feet above the sump basin cover. At this point, you could attach the check valve and then complete your discharge configuration. This method would allow for an easier access point for you to service your pump.
by Jim, Product Expert
Q: How does the level guard switch work
by Gary R from Ohio on May 03, 2014

A: Thank you for your interest in Sump Pumps Direct. The LevelGuard switch works based on Field Effect sensing technology that was developed by TouchSensors, Inc out of Wheaton, IL.
Field-Effect sensors are digital, solid-state electronic devices that can detect conductive materials such as water or the human touch. The sensor’s cell design uses an integrated circuit (IC) that switches its output state when the conductive target is sensed. A Field-Effect cell is comprised of three main elements, the IC, a unique sensing electrode geometry, and two tuning resistors. Moreover, Field-Effect requires no moving parts, floats, software, or any other mechanism to operate.
When 5 VDC is supplied to the sensor, a low power, invisible field is created. The field emanates directly through any protective dielectric barrier such as plastic or glass that may surround or cover the sensor. When a conductive object or material enters the field, the sensor detects the change and indicates an event has occurred with a corresponding output signal. The input stimulus to the field is typically water in most liquid level sensing applications, as is the case in TouchSensor’s™ LevelGuard Home Sump Pump Control product line.
by Jim, Product Expert
Zoeller SPD-N98KIT Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
5/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.9 out of 54.9 out of 54.9 out of 54.9 out of 54.9 out of 5
Pros
Quiet (8)
Durable (7)
I'd Buy It Again (7)
High Quality (6)
Easy To Use (4)
Cons
Expensive (4)
Packaging (2)
More Expensive That Some (1)
Units received in good c... (1)
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Ronald Barney
Westminster, CO
Purchased from Sump Pumps Direct
Purchased 6/11/15
Total Helpful Votes
13 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
JUL.
02
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
My High Water Table Problems Are Resolved
Not only did I have problems in my basement when it rained, I had problems with a high water table during the whole year. I have neighbors with the same problems. With sump pumps in their basements they have problems with how often their sump pump had to pump.

I solved that problem with a Zoeller N98 - 1/2 HP cast iron electronic water level control kit and a 55 gallon discarded plastic barrel. By using a N98 - 1/2 horse Zoeller pump kit Model #SPD-N98Kit, I not only solved the wet weather... more
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Ronald Recommends This Zoeller Product
Ronald's Experience With Sump Pumps Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I was so happy to hear how quiet this unit was. The check valve was so quiet too. The Sumppumpsdirect.com sight was so helpful and educational also. Shipping was the best."
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Robert H.
Roswell, GA
Purchased from Sump Pumps Direct
Purchased 9/5/17
REVIEWED
SEP.
27
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Package!
I think the combination of the Zoeller N98 and LevelGuard switch is the most reliable system out there. This is the second house where I installed it and I couldn't be happier. Simple installation and very high quality.
Pros: Quiet, I'd Buy It Again, Durable, Reliable
Cons: Expensive
Robert Recommends This Zoeller Product
Robert's Experience With Sump Pumps Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Sump Pumps Direct continually exceeds expectations!!"
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Bill
Phillipsburg, NJ
Purchased from Sump Pumps Direct
Purchased 8/29/17
REVIEWED
SEP.
23
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
N98 Plus Levelguard
The combination of the N98 and Levelguard provided a straight forward installation. The system is working fine for the first 3 weeks since, given the remains of Irma and Jose. Pray for and give to the people in Texas, Louisiana, Florida and Puerto Rico that they may be restored quickly.
Pros: Quiet, Durable, High Quality, Features
Cons: Packaging, Units received in good condition but pack took a beating.
Bill Recommends This Zoeller Product
Bill's Experience With Sump Pumps Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Service was courteous and helpful. Shipment was prompt. Well done!"
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John S.
Winchester, VA
Purchased from Sump Pumps Direct
Purchased 5/7/17
REVIEWED
SEP.
19
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Zoeller N98 With Level Guard Switch
I've had the Zoeller N98 installed in my sump pit for several months now. I also bought a Zoeller one-way valve. I don't hear the pump run anymore. My old pump could be heard through out the house (even up on the top floor). This pump is quiet and I have alot of confidence in the Level Guard switch. The pump is a lot stronger than my old one. The old one was 1/3 horsepower and this Zoeller is 1/2 hp. It makes a big difference. Based on how it operates right now, I would definitely buy a... more
Pros: Quiet, I'd Buy It Again, High Quality, Reliable
John Recommends This Zoeller Product
John's Experience With Sump Pumps Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Sump Pumps Direct handled my order efficiently and shipped a good, quality pump to me so I could replace my old one which was about to die. I think one thing I like about Sump Pumps Direct is the rating system they use to suggest products to online shoppers. Their rating system and accurate descriptions of the products helps tremendously with figuring out what to buy that best fits my needs. I had a similar experience with their sister site "Electric Generators Direct""
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Dan
Algonquin, IL
Purchased from Sump Pumps Direct
Purchased 4/22/16
REVIEWED
JUL.
24
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Pump And Switch
I bought this pump last year and it was easy to set up with the Level Guard. I was new to the Level Guard but heard that Zoeller pumps had poor switches. This pump is bullet proof. It sucks the water out of the pit with ease. 2016 was a normal year so I really didn't give an update on this last year. This 2017, the rains in Algonquin were the worst ever in July. I have had over 17 inches of rain so far for the month. My sump pump has been running way more than I like but this pump and... more
Pros: Durable, I'd Buy It Again, Easy To Use, High Quality
Dan Recommends This Zoeller Product
Dan's Experience With Sump Pumps Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"No issues. Very easy to order from."
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Heywood Williams
Elkhart, IN
Purchased from Sump Pumps Direct
Purchased 4/17/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
30
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
So Far So Good, It Keeps Up With The Pump At Our Other Docks
Installation was easy, I set the old pump next to it to get the proper measurement for the discharge pipe. Attached the pipe and level control, dropped it into the pit and plugged it in! When we get really heavy rain we do still get some water backing up in the docks, but we have 30 docks on each side. It does keep up with the pump on the other side of the building so maybe I should have gotten one size larger. But the docks do not fill up anymore and it does get the water pumped out. After... more
Pros: I'd Buy It Again, Easy To Use, High Quality, Light Weight
Cons: Expensive
Heywood Recommends This Zoeller Product
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Len T.
South Elgin, IL
Purchased from Sump Pumps Direct
Purchased 3/31/17
REVIEWED
APR.
21
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Reliable Product
This is the third sump pump I have had in my house, and the first Zoeller. I am very happy with it's performance and like the switch.
Pros: Quiet, Durable, I'd Buy It Again, High Quality
Cons: Expensive
Len Recommends This Zoeller Product
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Peter C.
Williamsville, NY
Purchased from Sump Pumps Direct
Purchased 3/6/17
REVIEWED
MAR.
30
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Product
The pump is quiet switch works great, for tight spaces this is the best.
Pros: Quiet, Easy To Use, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again
Peter Recommends This Zoeller Product
Peter's Experience With Sump Pumps Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"It was easy to place order."
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David W.
Fair Grove, MO
Purchased from Sump Pumps Direct
Purchased 5/8/14
Total Helpful Votes
10 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JUN.
19
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Back In Business!
The service from this company was excellent. When our big box store pump succumbed after only 2 years, I searched online and found SPD. They were very helpful and had me fixed up with what I needed very quickly.

The pump arrived in 2 days and was a snap to install. We have been even more happy with this one as it is of much better quality and quieter than the old one. The biggest plus was the LevelGuard switch!!
Pros: Durable, Features, Quiet, Price
David Recommends This Zoeller Product
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Scot M.
Buffalo Grove, IL
Purchased from Sump Pumps Direct
Purchased 12/9/14
REVIEWED
DEC.
30
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Solid Pump
So far so good. Bought this pump in December 2014. Not a whole lot of water in the winter but what we have had has kicked out of the sump in seconds! I had some time off of work so decided to replace a 15 year old pump.

I spoke to Jim on the phone and he was very helpful and knowledgeable. I had a few unique situations and he listened patiently and helped me to decide on which pump to purchase for my budget and my needs.

I really like the electronic switch that activates the pump when the... more
Scot Recommends This Zoeller Product
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Dennis Z.
Crown Point, IN
Purchased from Sump Pumps Direct
Purchased 1/4/15
REVIEWED
JAN.
26
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Pump
This is a well made and quiet pump. It works great and the level guard is awesome. It is worth the extra money you pay for it.

My water in the sump basin is at the lowest I have ever seen. I will buy this product if I ever need another one. It all works out with the no shipping charge and it was shipped the very next day after placing the order.
Dennis Recommends This Zoeller Product
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